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RATINGS: 765   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Pours mostly clear medium gold with a fluffy, long lasting white head. Light citrus hop aroma. The flavor is bitter with a good deal of malt sweetness with it. Follows along the make up of many IIPAs in that respect.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
12 oz bottle packaged on 08/24/2012. Pours a dark amber with a small, white head. Fruity aroma with a bit of pine, and a hint of metal. Flavor is similar, light on the tongue, but the same metallic off flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3502) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a lighter amber color with a moderate white head. Really intense bitter hoppy aroma to this beer that is awesome for an IPA lover like myself. Decent level of that same bitterness to the brew, but itís balanced well to not be overwhelming. Very interesting...

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle from Scott. Aroma of ripe grapefruit, as well as some in the taste, but this one falls flat on the palate. Bitter waves, which leave me unimpressed. Good idea, but unexecuted. Okay beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1466) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Knotty, piney, resinous aroma indicates a strong, bitter IPA. Glowing hazy orange does not contradict that prediction. Flatly bitter with a good malt contrast that tries very hard to balance the beer out. A solid IPA headin towards the heavy extreme.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
August 23, 2012 - 12oz bottle shared by sledutah. I go from zero Utah ratings to three in the space of 20 minutes - awesome! Slightly hazy amber-tinged gold with a smallish frothy/foamy off-white head. Floral/resin aroma, catty, only a little sweetness to the backing malt. Taste follows, more citrus, quite pungently catty, not all that floral, the malt really just frames the bitterness, but itís balanced. Average body, mild carbonation, lightly astringent, finishes surprisingly quickly - slightly dry linger. Would love to try this on tap.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2278) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden with a moderate frothy white top. Aroma is earthy and pine hops with a great malt profile. Taste is a great warming pine and citrus hop flavouring with grassy notes and sweet malts. Great balance.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Resinous hop aroma with a nice balance of earthy and sweet fruit notes countered by a caramel malt backbone. Floral with hints of grass and pine countered by grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. Malt presence is strong with caramel, toffee and biscuit. Medium bodied with a complex hop profile thatís slightly hindered by a prominent malt backbone. Nice balance of earthy and sweet notes with dry, piny bitterness giving way to tropical and citrus fruit flavor. Hints of grass, soil and pine needle countered by pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. Underneath, there is a strong malt backbone with hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit. The hop profile is pretty nice but the strong malt presence overpowers it a bit too much for my liking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Poured from bottle, darker orange, slightly hazy. Small head. Aroma of grass, hops, citrus. Taste had no sweetness, but a combination of hop bitterness and malts. Too bitter for my taste, but not bad, although it doesnít stand out among IPAs Iíve had.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Pint on tap at A.J.ís in Chicago. Bright orange appearance and lively carbonation. The smell is hopped-grapefruit and the taste is pure grass. Fresh. Medium bodied. A little too bitter for my tastes. Itís a bold IPA thatís well worth the low price, although Iíd have trouble drinking more than one.


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