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RATINGS: 754   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2012
12oz bottle: Pours a clear bright golden brass with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a fresh resiny piney hoppy nose with a touch of sweet, lightly toasted caramel malt. Body starts with pretty good fullness and fine carbonation with a light malty sweetness which quickly reveals the grapefruity hop bitterness and flavor within. Finishes drier, clean and bittersweet. True to style and dangerously drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
davey101 (649) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2012
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on 5/31/2012. A - Great dark amber body. Very clear with tons of rising bubbles. 3 finger high off white head settles down to a one finger high cap. Nice amount of lacing. S - Grapefruit and spice. Its actually pretty amazing how this beer blends together the sweetness and the juiciness off the hops with some bready and spicy malts. T - Juicy grapefruit, orange juice, bready caramel malt and a spicy finish. Aftertaste is just amazingly grapefruit heavy. Not overly aggressive but it has a nice bitterness to it. Mouth feel is slick and coating. O - A nice IPA. Not the best, but damn tasty and refreshing. Really hits the grapefruit notes but still maintains a nice malt backbone.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2464) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle into a pint glass. Deep orange almost red color with a big white head and nice lacing. Candy orange aroma. Flavor is full bodied and pretty sweet. Reminds me of those orange slice candies. Finish has a touch of grapefruit and leaves you with a long lasting sweetness. Little bit of pine bitterness working in background as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Bought this on a whim and am pretty happy with the purchase. For the price, I wasnít expecting much, but this is a really solid IPA. Tastes fresh with all the usual "notes" that everyone else has already gone into. Pretty poundable, even with itís 7.3% abv. I could go back to this one and probably will as itís tasty and respectably priced for what youíre getting.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (2931) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small head that laces well. Very nice aroma dominated by grapefruit and other citrus. Flavor is also grapefruit dominated, with a bit of pine, perhaps some caramel, and a bitter finish. Very nice IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sharkweek (99) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2012
This beer lived up to itís name. Looked like an IPA, Smelled like an IPA, and Tasted like and IPA. It must be one. This one is top notch in my book.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle 12 oz, Total Wine & More. Pours clear amber with a nice creamy off white head leaving lacing. Aroma is really nice; fruity, piny, citric, sweet, caramel, malty and bready. Flavor is sweet piny fruity and malty in front, even more fruity and bitter pungent in the middle ending bitter pungent and spicy. Finishes longlived bitter and grapefruity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 Location/Date:Rerate. Bottle on September 23rd, 2012.

Appearance: Pours an orange copper clear.
Aroma:Aroma is of pine, faint citrus..
Taste: Hop pine, citrus..
† † Palate:Medium light body.

Summary: Pretty good IPA. Not going to make a top notch joke like my former roommate. Original rating: Tasted on 6/8/2012 at SAVOR 2012. Pours clear orange/gold. Nice amount of pine and citrus in the nose. Taste has citrus, pine, medium bitterness. Really enjoyed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Pours orange, white head....this is an IPA thatís relatively complex...not just bitter and dry, but floral, citrusy with a significant body to it. The bitterness is still there, and itís well places, but the other parts of the body are there as well. Less sessionable and better for one or two glasses because of the body. Very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steview (1018) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottled 04/30/12: A toasty IPA with a lively, yet oily mouthfeel. Well-hidden alcohol, smelled and tasted lighter. Would be more quaffable -- not exactly sure why, however, maybe the palate. Overall, has a nice rural element to it, but that might be the label talking -- I really like the bottle and label. Iím use to those super citrus hop bombs and Iíve only driven through Utah so thatís what I meant by that, if that makes sense at all. Anyway, I liked it, enjoyed it, and would have another, but at another time.


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