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RATINGS: 810   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christpuncher (1241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Incredible ipa and as the name suggests top notch. Flavorful hoppy and just the perfect blend o hops. Would recommend to anyone ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at LiBira Pub in Haifa. Hazy orange. Aroma of slightly stale hops, a bit piney. Flavor has slightly stale hops bitterness with a bit of piney and citric hints. Medium-bodied. Seems a bit too old.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomer (1746) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 5, 2013
At a tasting, thanks DSG, smallish head, hazy orange colour, aroma of herbs, tobacco and bread, flavour of citrus and almonds, strong and a bit coarse grapefruit bitterness. Nice but a bit over the hill.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4110) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
On tap at the mad mex robinson. Smell is fresh IPA, quite floral. Pale yellah, no head. Big bitter mouth coating on style experience. Yes, terribly on styla and fresh too!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1996) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 2, 2013
On tap half pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD. Clear, sparkling, honey-oak color with medium-size off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, floral hops, caramel and grain. Taste of citrus, pine, caramel and floral hops. Full/medium body and medium/high carbonation with rich, sparkling mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThreeCats (579) - ISRAEL - JAN 2, 2013
Hazy gold with a stable head. Aroma of some hops and some oxidation. Taste of fair amount of hops and good bitterness.good bitter palate

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4567) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Slightly hazy orange-brown-tan. Clean, refreshing IPA. Bold lemony citrus hop tones, with a clean, steady malt backbone. Approaching resinous and oily too, in a detracting way. Overall pretty enjoyable, quality offering, minty crisp. Flavorful, but has a burnt oily hop tone that I don’t enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (789) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Poured clear orange with scant head. Flavor grassy with orange, peach, and grapefruit notes. Also some grapes present at the finish. Solid IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
$4 draft special at the Deuce in Wrigleyville.Light, clear amber color with a tight, half-finger white head. Heavy hop smell, with lots of earthiness and more plain old bitterness. Taste is big with fresh hop flavor, yet the malt is bright, leading to very little aftertaste. More pine comes in further down the glass, giving this a nice, complex profile.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5863) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Brilliant amber color with lasting ivory sheen. Nice dank, spicy, earthy, floral hop aromas. medium body with average co2. Spicy, grassy, floral hop flavors with a solid pale malt base--nicely bitter finish--good


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