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RATINGS: 873   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. Itís balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2670) - 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.

4
   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 (422) - 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 (102) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (11073) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle at Endoís 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 !

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (4445) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Amber with a thick, off-white head. Zesty orange aroma, malt. Taste is sweet, fruity, grapefruit peel. Very soft, very mild. Nice, easygoing IPA just a little dull.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zaphod99 (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013 does not count
Sweet almost citrus aroma with a lovely color when poured small head ...excellent taste clean and refreshing with pine and grapefruit notes very smooth. Minor bite on first sip all around solid ipa

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bs476 (80) - - MAY 24, 2013
Nice crisp IPA. Alcohol not overpowering, finish not very long though. Would drink again! Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Livendadream (139) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle pours slightly hazy light colored amber. Huge tight head with crazy lacing. Smells like i just cut down a Christmas tree in the forest. Also smells like oranges. Fresh baked cookie smell. WOW tastes of sweet maltiness with massive in your face grapefruit. Lots of fresh hop flavor here but not overwhelming. Goes down smooth and not sticky. Not overly bitter either. Perfect amount of carbonation. This IPA is balanced nicely. The hops taste like they were picked yesterday. Fresh,bright,clean! There are so many flavors here i canít describe them all. Very good IPA! I will definitely be drinking this again.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
crajun (1033) - , Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
can to glass; not a hop bomb but not my thing. slight citrus and medicinal aroma. taste has slight citrus - mostly grapefruit and hops. nah


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