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RATINGS: 987   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bediddleby (13) - - MAY 9, 2013
Bright hop aroma, gorgeous head that leaves perfectly symmetrical rings down the glass as it's consumed. Perfect balance of fruit and IPA bite. A staple beer for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fezzy (105) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Aromatic hops dominate the nose, mostly orange and other citrus, with other floral/pine/grass notes typical of western states IPAs. Similar flavor, but more intensity in each element. I am concious of the bitter-receiving tastebuds on the distal posterior of my tongue are lit up through a very long finish, but not biting or unpleasant; also aided by the underlying malt to balance. The malts are sweet, this is also something I had to conciously think about, as the brew doesn’t come off sweet nor bitter due to stupendous balance. Tasty stuff that offhand I’d put into my top 20 IPAs at very least.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle. I usually end up rating about the same as everyone else, but I am far from think this is a 97. Maybe I will have to try again, but this one was unforgettable and the taste was slightly off...maybe the heavy malt profile instead of hops? Nope this one was not for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Enjoy by 6/20/13 on bottle. Bready malt, honeyed florals and mild orange citrus seems to dominate the aroma, with bitter herbs and grapefruit driving the flavor on the palate. Relatively big and full bodied, with pleasant, spicy, herbal bitterness. Mildly lingering finish of grapefruit citrus and subtle malt. Good. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4227) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Got in a trade with swingracex. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 6/6/2013. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, orange rind, tangerine, pine resin, floral, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, pine resin, floral, light caramel, bread, grass, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus rind, pine resin, floral, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice flavor balance of pine/citrus hops with a light-moderate malt balance; and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, very sticky, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. Good complexity of hop flavors with a solid malt balance; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3716) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle as a birthday gift from my brother! Pours a clear golden orange from the bottle with nice cap of foamy white head and decent lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine hoppy notes with nice caramel malt backbone. Taste follows, slightly bitter finish. Good commercial deScription on this one, solid beer overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (21632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a white head. Has a fruity malty peachy hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit. Fruity malty peachy hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mvp (224) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2013
easy on the palate! great hop taste without being overpowering. not too malty but overall has a full flavor with a hint of grapefruit.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phikus01 (112) - New York, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Excellent IPA, citrus pine grassy aroma, dank spruce hop bitterness against a solid but in the background backbone. Nice lacing, balanced finish. Perfect abv for an IPA and carefully woven into the hops and malt to make this almost too drinkable. Top notch it is.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strap (691) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 27, 2013
On tap at RFD. Solid IPA. Good all around beer. Drank as part of a long session so unable to capture specifics other than a basic rating ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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