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RATINGS: 704   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (2995) - Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Comes out of the tap a beautiful, slightly hazy golden amber with a thick, fine-bubbled pale beige head. Aroma is decidedly hoppy with an undertone of sour orange. Strongly hoppy flavor has evergreen, sour orange and woody notes, just a touch of bitterness, and a whisper of fruity sweetness - very satisfying for this sort of brewski. Texture has average body but plenty of fizz and liveliness. Finish is hoppy and a little citrus. Worth seeking!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (956) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle served in a tulip. Pours clear dark orange with a medium head. Good retention and lace. Big time pine aroma with citrus to back. Medium sweet, light bitter flavor. Medium body, average carbonation, thin-sticky texture, and a bitter finish. Solid IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
heminator (70) - Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2012 This is a rather Amazing IPA—from Utah, no less. As craft beer’s popularity grows, the IPA has become something of a showpiece for breweries. Everyone strives to come with a brew that has that bold, hoppy flavor with the strong grapefruit and pine notes dancing on your tongue. The trouble is that, the bolder you go with the hops, the more likely end up with something that has a more astringent finish than is desirable. I don’t know what secret these guys have discovered, but this beer really rounds off the bad corners that IPAs often have while sacrificing none of the bold flavors. The alcohol is also a notch or two lower than a lot of IPAs, which I think really enhances the overall drinkability.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
oc4111 (119) - USA - MAR 9, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a large Duvel tulip glass. Pours a clear golden color with about a one finger head after a semi aggressive pour. It must be my sinuses acting up but I the aroma is very muted on this beer. I get more of the malt instead of the usual hop aroma. The taste though is more balanced. The malt comes through at the beginning but the the floral, resiny pine comes through at the end and lingers in the aftertaste. There’s no alcohol burn on this beer even though it clocks in at over 7% abv. I could see myself throwing back several of these on a warm summer day.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooter520 (185) - - MAR 7, 2012
Appearance: clear golden color, medium sudsy white head. Aroma: big malty aroma with some hints of grapefruit/citrusy hops. Taste: bready maltiness up front, spicy bitter and citrusy middle, finishing with a kind of caramely malt, hop bitterness; interesting. Mouthfeel: thinnish but creamy body. Overall: solid IPA but not screaming anything to me. Like but don’t love.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1811) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Strong citrus hop aroma, golden bodied with a lemony zing to the flavor. Packaging is top notch, custom bottle and appealing label, however, the IPA was focused squarely on hop aroma. I would have liked a deeper overall bitterness and more malt backbone.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
The nose is malty with some floral hoppiness. The taste started with a mild maltiness next comes moderate floral and citrus hops. Finishes clean and dry. Nicely balanced beer. Fruity and refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle. Powerful hop aroma. Light orange pale crystal clear color with light tan head. Lacing Down the whole glass. Super bitter taste and long aftertaste. Awesome beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
acearl (372) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2012
On tap. Golden clear hue. White foamy head. Medium body. Alcohol hidden well. Some citrus hops not overwhelming. Light bitterness. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5496) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Draft at a Taco Mac. At first blush, this is another cookie-cutter, orange-amber beer. This does drink with a nice creamy appeal, however, and is super pleasant to drink. But it lacks any real hoppy kick I was expecting, just a floral flourish at the end instead. (#4512, 2/27/2012)


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