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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2369) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Sample @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky 2012. Pours clear golden with a frothy goldenish white head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, fruity and tiny malty with crackers, grapefruit juice, freshly cut grass, orange peal and pine. Taste is sweet and bitter with grapefruit juice, orange zest, freshly cut grass, lemon zest, pine and resinous wood. Mouthfeel is smooth, round and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with grapefruit juice, crackers, lemon zest, pine and grass. Pretty sure this would have been better if it was fresher.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dphoxie (115) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
I have enjoyed a handful of these (on separate occasions) before getting around to rating it. I find its a very serviceable IPA, solid hopiness and good malt balance. there is nothing that stands out as fantastic, but its really good none the less.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (763) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours Pours a hazy light honey color. Aroma of citrus, pine, hay. Flavor is citrus, pine, tangerine, caramel. A citrusy and slightly bitter hops in the fore with a smooth caramel sweetness in the finish. A great IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HughConway (745) - Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange, white head. Lovely hop aroma, hop taste. Solid IPA

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2012
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a lightly hazed amber orange with a thin white head. Big sticky pungent hops, earth and grapefruit. Toast, malt, earthy malt and pungent hops. Bitter grapefruit, pith, lots of quinine and grapefruit. Tasty and well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark orange color with a small creamy orange-white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was strong sweet and tangy pine and grapefruit. The flavor was tangy and sweet pine, resin, sour caramel, orange and more resin. The finish was long and tangy pine and resin. Moderately full bodied. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz (665) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle. Clear yellow with great soapy head and lace. The aroma is a fresh hop blast of cat funk, grapefruit, pineapple, and pine. Flavor is soft biscuits, moderately sweet, candied orange, grapefruit, and a strongly alpha acid bitter finish that lingers. This must be very fresh. It’s full, soft, and fairly light on the palate other than the hop effects. A hop fix...nearly over so but hey...that’s what I love.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murrow (69) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottled. Pours a cloudy gold. Mellow, but slightly spicy hop aroma, with hints of citrus. Flavor is very balanced up front, citrus, light fruit and sweet, bready malt mingling together, followed by a dry burst of pine. Bitter, alcoholic kick of a finish that lingers for a good while. Oily mouthfeel, light to medium bodied. Overall, a quite nice IPA, but a little rough around the edges.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2265) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Golden-yellow body, decent sized white head, streaky lacing. Nose is a mixture of pine and citric fruits. Fairly balanced, but certainly not bland or boring. Citric notes take over in the flavor profile with pine hanging in there as well. Light malt presence. Medium bodied, assertive carbonation, mellow bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5359) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
Sampled at SBWF12 Golden. White head. Sweet and hoppy, perfume-ish aroma. Sweet and oily. Grassy hoppiness and sweet toffee.


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