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RATINGS: 700   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. Itís balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.


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 donít love.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1810) - 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 (5489) - 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)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3267) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2012
On tap; poured an orange color with a whitish head. Aroma of orange, citrus, caramel, and bread. Flavor of citrus, orange, earth, bread, and some yeast and pine. Crisp flavor, but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
1 march 2012, bottle. yellow, clear, steady bubbles, foamy head. big oily, resiny hops on the nose and nothing else. thin/med body and a bit fizzy. dried resiny hop flavor. really not much to this. resiny hops and a bit of malt balance to differentiate it from a west coast ipa. okay.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Golden color with a white head. Aroma contains some pine, oranges, and lemons. Flavor is quite bitter with a strong citrus flavor. Some malt presence but this certainly one for the hop heads and I am one. Aftertaste is also bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Great hop aromas. Very good hoppy citrus flavors. Easily one of my favorite single IPAíS.


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