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RATINGS: 808   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. It’s balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: straight clean aromatic hop character. Hint of citrus, green backing, touch of vanilla. Apricot fruit end. 8-
Appearance: slight haze on amber with proper medium sized cap. Good lace presented.
Palate / Taste: medium bodied. Medium lighter carbonation. Slight hop dryness. Woody, earthy hops sitting on caramel sweet base. Well blended IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3563) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle. Golden orange hazy pour with beige head. Grassy, herbal and earthy hop aromas. Flavor is earthy, grassy, citrus hop tones with some significant malt characteristics.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerSquare (117) - - AUG 6, 2012
A pretty good IPA, but what I like about it is its balance, rather than any one interesting or defining characteristic. Agree with some other comments that what I"m calling balance could come across as undefined. That’s a flaw for a IPA, which I think is a type of beer that by nature should have some type of distinct hop note to it. Still, very drinkable, and the bitterness is a pleasant one. . . just leaves me wishing for something to define it. When Green Flash says "taste it once, remember it forever" you know what that means. . . by that standard, this one is not memorable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very orangey pale amber with a medium-sized off white head. Aroma is heavy on the hops -- very resinous, with some citrus and pineapple. Flavor is balanced. Lots of caramel malt and resinous, citrusy hops. Thick mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (709) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Lots of citrus aroma of pineapple, peach, grapefruit, and perhaps some pear of apple. Taste has much more pine than the initial impressions. The citrus is much more muted and is replaced with a grassy flavor. Good amount of bitter hops, while neither the bitterness or hops is overpowering while drinking. The bitterness hits you in the aftertaste. Dry, medium bodied, with a sticky palate. This one is alright, but not as full or tasteful as others in this style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle date 6/19/12. Poured orange with a creamy off-white head that left good lace. Nice citrus rind aroma. The flavor found mash up of floral, caramel, and light citrus. Light to medium body and a mild bitterness throughout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - AUG 4, 2012
Great beer. Soft malty caramel sweet smooth brew nw hops blended into a well matched beer that I loved. Really soft hops I want to say Nelson is apparent cuz of its soft grape raisin flavor and aroma. Its beautiful

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tasherrill (10) - - AUG 4, 2012
Just an everyday ipa. Nothing special. Not sure if I'd go out of my way to pick this one up again, but I would suggest a try for others ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
docsteigs (528) - Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Strong IPA. Aroma of cirtus and pine; attractive pour; relatively high attenutation/dry taste with well balanced hop presence; good brew!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2196) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle. Heavy grapefruit with some caramel in the nose. Pale straw color. Hops are upfront in initial / mid continues bitterness and some sweetness spreads / hop bitterness takes over again in final. Medium body. Certainly well-hopped stuff, but overall a standard, unexceptional US-style IPA. Decent.


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