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RATINGS: 838   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 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2013
From a can. Aroma of pine, citrus, grass, and English malt. Flavor is pine, citrus, grass, orange, floral, caramel, and English malt. Decent Ipa, a little on the sweet side.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EithCubes (5089) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle, bb 08/26/13 (I’ve definitely come to this brewery, for its labels and bottle design, production and operational practices, and of course, good product!). Nose is gorgeous, huge, powerful citrus, juicy and a little dank with mild undercurrents of pine and perhaps oak. Orange, grapefruit, lychee. Pale, slightly gradient orange pour, transparent with a rocky off-white head. Soapy medium mouthfeel, crisp and spicy, touch of oiliness form the hops along with the resin; cleanses the tongue, light wood, balancing caramel and toasted malt. Super clean, alcohol well-integrated, lightly floral, medium bitterness is utterly clean. Dry but not punishing, with light non-saccharine sugar swipes from the hops, and a little earthy toffee when it comes time to buckle down. Supremely balanced for such a big boy. Hop notch, indeed!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Awktoberfest (315) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Tis a high end ipa here... Sweet smell ...great hop aroma... They made a good one here ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pours a wonderful golden brown with a fine white head. Aroma is intense citrus with a hint of malt. Taste is slight bitterness. Lively mouthfeel, medium body, slightly bitter finish with a tinge of soapy aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2573) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
12 oz bottle from the Flamingo Casino. Pours a clear orange/amber with average-sized, lasting eggshell-coloured head. Aroma is big green piney hops with some sweet caramel. Flavour is also big on piney hops with grapefruity hops and modest sweet caramel. Strong bitter finish. A nice big IPA.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 Delicious aroma, full of citrus. Smooth, drinkable, well-disguised alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sailracer (413) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle. Pretty good IPA. Some citrus tastes up front. Not too bitter and has a mild aftertaste. Not a lot of malt flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k9coug (101) - USA - MAY 30, 2013
Grapefruit abounds. Sampled next to the Trader IPA from the same brewery. I wish they had the hop profile on their website. Very balanced for a heavy hitter.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (9946) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle at Endo’s house, cheers Frank, 22/05/13. Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head. Nose is caramel malt, pine, hops, bitter grapefruit, grass, orange pith. Taste comprises hops, big old pine bite, bitter grapefruit, topical fruit notes. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, big dose of agressive hop bitterness in the finish. I likey - SOLID !


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