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RATINGS: 781   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syzzer (590) - Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Pretty good IPA, but tamed on the hops compared to their CDA (or Black IPA). Light yellow/golden in color. Some kind of interesting hint of nuts and hemp. Overall a pretty good IPA. (From Oregon Gardens Brewfest 2012) Commercial Description: ""Wonderful complex flavos, like no other, simply a great tasting IPA. Itís balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass."" IBU: 82 ABV: 7.3 Color: Golden

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhatB420 (623) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2012
12oz into a tulip. This is wonderful. Taste is piney, citrus, light grapefruit, and has some oragne splashes in there as well. Color is a deep ruby orange, looks nice. Such a smooth drinker, the hops seem to usher this one efforteslly down the pallate with ease. Head it bubbly and hovers as the brew settles. There is a bitterness in the aftertaste that is subtle yet defining of this quality brew, brings one back for more. More hops, more citrus, more pleasure. I had the pleasure of doing a tasting tour of Uintas brews at the ACBF in boston this past June. One of my highlights of the fest. Great stuff here.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhclem (361) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Very nice IPA. Hazy orange pour with a medium head and strong lacing. Aroma was very muted. Taste of fruit and hops. long bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle marked 4/30/12. Pours with a crystal clear, medium golden orange hued body with a large, slightly off-white to bone hued head. Aromas are malty, bready, biscuit, caramel malt, pinenuts. Malt dominant aroma. Some floral, citrus, pine, grapefruit and light tamarind hop aromas. Low esters. Flavors are bready, malty, dry and lightly oxidized (odd). Malt forward, grassy, lavender. Medium bitter, some sweetness, overall bitter balance. Floral, citrus and pith. Quite a lot of toasted malt character with some biscuit notes. Overall a pretty reserved/traditional IPA. Low esters, some iced tea like flavors in the finish. Moderate to somewhat high carbonation, medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jubes (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2012 does not count
Orange gold pour citrus nose. Hops linger throughout but not over done. Tasty overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1264) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2014 12 oz bottle This was purchased at The Caboose in Ashland, VA. The ale poured a hazy orange. There was a nice head and frothy white head with lacing down the glass. . There is a strong apricot taste . There is nice floral taste that is detected at the finish. This is excellent IPA great appearance and the apricots make this a unique ale. The carbonation is average but creates a nice head. This is a winner with a nice dry finish that has you coming back for more.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2611) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle: Pale golden color with a thick, creamy off-white head. Tons of very thick lacing. Aroma is a nice balance of citrus to florals with some caramel malt. Hop forward taste is mostly floral with some breadier malts. Nice hop flavor and not bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2144) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pours a copper orange color with a finger head that sticks well... Aromas are big grapefruit and fruit heavy fresh hops with traces of sweet caramel malts. On the palate it is burly with good notes of citrus and earthy bitterness. Nice beer but the balance of fruit and bitterness are a little off for me... bit overall a nice IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
devilben02 (275) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Poured from my home tap with a a bright yellow-orange color and a thick, foamy head, this beer has an aroma of light citrus and woodsy hops combined with a likewise light bready malt character. The flavor is more pronounced, with a bitingly bitter combination of dull grapefruit rind and grass, although there is also a mild malty presence to provide some semblance of balance. The mouthfeel is resinous and substantial, enhancing the bold, bitter flavor. Overall, this is a solid, bright IPA that impresses but doesnít stand out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3349) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Total Wine, Fairfax 355ml ($2): Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is floral, malty, honeyish, with some sharper hops in there as well. Taste is a little sweet. Good astringent hops from the middle to the end. Mellow mouthfeel. Slightly lingering aftertaste. High alcohol superbly covered. Well-balanced. I was expecting something good with this, but this fortunately exceeded my expectations.


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