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RATINGS: 837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Formerly known as Hop Notch. Wonderful complex flavos, like no other, simply a great tasting IPA. It’s balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
MikeLo (1) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
Thid is a very good beer. Good hoppy flavorful taste. Fun for the whole family I will drink sgain, grass

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pours a dark orange color with finger and a half tannish white head that goes down slowly and leaves a blanket of lacing. Smells of light grapefruit, some pine, some grass, oranges, a resinous quality to it, some light bready notes as well as some carmel sweetness. Taste is pretty much like the smell. It starts with grapefruit, oranges, and lemon. Then the malt comes in and balances the beer fairly well. Lots of sweet breadiness. Then the hops of the more bitter variety come back. Lots of resinous pine, as well as some grapefruit and oranges. Nice creamy and smooth mouthfeel to accompany the resinous hops. Medium body. The bitterness lingers after each sip. Wouldn’t mind getting this again. Decent ipa that comes in cans.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrokenLeveeCB (1) - woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013 does not count
Purchased six pack of cans at Binnys Aroma- smells mostly of bread. Not as much hop herbal aromas as i expect to get from an ipa. Appearance- nice burnt orange with a white lingering head. Very clear Taste- Tastes mostly of bread and malt. the hops come in next with a subtle piny and citrus flavor then dissipates quickly Palate- very dry refreshing brew. the bitterness lingers on the palate for quite awhile after tasting. Overall- not really the type of ipa that i prefer. i prefer an ipa to be more hop flavor based instead of malt based. All personal preferences aside i think this is an awesome beer well worth the six pack of cans i purchased.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (662) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
12 oz can from DMK with sherm1016. Pours a rich yellow with modest head. Mild hops in the nose; mild bite in the taste. Nice mild bitter finish. A much better than average IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1177) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2013
12oz can at DMK. Pours a clear amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, pine, some orangy citrus. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, biscuit, muted citrus hops, some pine, some grass, with a light bitter finish that lingers for a little while. A nice IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
12oz can. Rating #484. Clear copper color with a white head. Very floral aroma, grapefruit and a little bit of tropical fruits. Mild bitterness up front, more citrus and a lasting aftertaste. (2807)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear amber/orange color with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet malts, and citrus/Grapefruit. Taste has a fruity/herbal hop profile, and a nice malty backbone.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3386) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
12oz can 6/8/13 (Binny’s Downers Grove Miz a Six)-40° in Shaker-Pours a slightly hazy goldenish orange with a small loose white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste of the same with big bitterness on the back end. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1090) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a fairly thick, rocky off0white head that settless lowly and leaves some heaping clingy lace. Nose involves a whole gamut of hoppy goodness: floral, pine, citrus, earthy, herbal along with plenty of honey and sweet grain notes. Balanced sweet and bitter flavor: not over the top with bitterness, but plenty to balance the healthy malt backbone. Medium bodied, vibrant, a touch oily, with a pleasant drying bitterness on the end. A well put together IPA, and well-suited to those who favor some solid malt with their hops.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (355) - Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: moderate floral hops. Appearance: small, frothy off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, light-amber body. Taste: lightly sour, grapefruit-like, initial flavor and lightly bitter finish with long duration. Palate: medium bodied with dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall: excellent. Great hoppy aroma, but not excessively bitter.


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