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RATINGS: 945   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
Typical light coppery IPA pour with virtually no head and light white lacing. Nose is bitter hops and fruit, but not overly strong. Flavor brings the hops on fairly strong with a decent balancing malt and a touch of candy. Finish is fairly quick and mostly bitter. Solid IPA, but nothing you’ll remember a year from now.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2013
Dark gold with light lacing. Citrus hops, good balance. Some bitterness on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11237) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
A hazed amber golden IPA with a thick frothy light mocha head. In aroma, nice grassy floral hops with light lemony notes. In mouth, super classic IPA with loads of citrusy floral hops, pink grapefruit notes, warming alcohol, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1736) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2013
Bottle - small foamy head, medium orange copper color, very nice big grapefruit hop aroma and flavor with just a touch of pine also, decent malt backbone, very good overall

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2013
Respectable IPA. Pine and grapefruit aroma which carries over to flavor. Nice malt backbone (as foreshadowed by a beautiful copper color pour), coyly hidden under massive bitterness. As such, I disagree that this is a balanced IPA. It's West Coast style, old school, all the way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matty (262) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a golden copper color. Slight off-white head with some lacing. Weak dry hop aroma. Medium body, balanced flavor of malt and hops. Slight dry caramel/roasted finish. Average - not bad, but not amazing. Drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1611) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
Pine, grass, and citrus fruit on the nose, along with subtle caramel notes. Clear dark orange with a mostly lasting, splotchy, white head. Bitter with a touch of malty sweetness. Medium body, lively carbonation, and finishes with aggressive yet quick, snappy hops that linger for quite some time.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2048) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass. Hazy orange amber with a tight white head. Light lace. Notably tropical flavored IPA. Mango. Palm. Orange. Pineapple. Bubble gum. Cocoa butter. Pinecones. Straw. Pink grapefruit. Good body. Smooth finish. Nice IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stevesie (336) - - APR 7, 2013
From bottle. Dark copper color with about one finger of khaki colored, frothy head. Unremarkable nose. Smooth and balanced--a little grass with a dry finish. Very solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1730) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2013
Golden amber color with off white head. The aroma is citrus and mango hoppy aroma with some underlying grassy notes. With the upfront flavor you get some bitterness and carbonation with some mild hop bitterness in the middle. This is a medium bodied IPA that is quite smooth and very drinkable.


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