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RATINGS: 998   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Hop Notch. Wonderful complex flavos, like no other, simply a great tasting IPA. Itís balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Money IPA, one of the best I have had. Big hop flavor with a malty background. Dark color for such a bright beer, easy drinking palate without being thin, on the edge of being Imperial, canít wait to try their double!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1513) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Very nice IPA in a bottle in Southport, NC Lowes. A little darker, plenty of aromatic hops and nice creamy head and lacing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (3959) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Can to snifter. pours a fairly clear reddish orange color. large off white head that stays. Typical C hop aroma with a very crackery, honey graham-like malt coming through with a ton of breadiness. Initially a pungent hop flavor that fades quickly to a pithy bitterness. A crackery malt flavor, but not as complex as the nose would indicate, but definitely on the sweet side that I donít care for in my IPAs these days. Hops seem just grassy in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2067) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Sweet citrus hop aroma with a light amount of resin. Hazy orange color with a large white head. Moderate bitter beginning that fades in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
njnut (424) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Poured from Hop Notch can into tulip. Pours a orange amber with a short lasting white head. Co2 on the softer side. Aroma of grapefruit and grass. Taste is citrus, malt, and pine. The malt comes through a little more than the citrus. Lace on glass after head receded to glass edge. Finish was a bitter citrus. Mouth feel was thin but slick. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
12 oz. can says Hop Notch. Appearance: small white head, great lace, straw color, clear. Aroma: floral hops, orange peel, wheat, caramel. Palate: average carbonation, light body, sticky texture, dry and bitter lasting finish. Taste: caramel sweetness up front, then right into bitterness. Overall, a little unbalanced for me and nothing to stand out in the vast fields of hoppy beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Found as "Hop Notch IPA" in Williston, VT. - Draft - Poured a nice orangish-amber in color with a small white head. Nice hoppy aroma... piney with citrus. Flavor was citrus/lemon with some pine resin that lingered. Medium dry, bitter finish. Liked it!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vir4030 (591) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Found as "Hop Notch IPA" in Chicago. Pours from a bottle into a DFH IPA glass. Good color medium-to-light gold and clear. THick head with big bubbles, very nicely holding up. Iím sure the glass gave this extra head, but I think thatís the point so no points off there. Aroma has a distinct apricot and alcohol and a bit sour like a lager. Nice hoppy flavor, a bit bitter dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2734) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 7, 2014
12oz bottle - grapefruit and resin nose. Sip is less specific in its citrus qualities. Fairly bitter. malty backbone: yes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3186) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
Can 12oz. [As "Notch"> Pours golden with medium light-beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of tropical fruits, citrus, strawberries, malt. Taste is of tropical fruits, bitterness, citrus, sweetness. Resin, vegetality. Palate: Light-medium body. Good balance. Overall: Quite hoppy. A good IPA. Drinkable. Not too complex. Does the job.


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