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RATINGS: 764   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2012
Bottled@SBWF2012. Goldeny amber colour, not much head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, herbs, mild toffee, some resin and quite zesty notes. Flavour is rather similar with a rather big bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19221) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2012
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy deep golden, small head. Lychee aroma. Sweet and bready with medium body with well rounded mouthfeel. Lots of sweaty lychee. Mid bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a white head. Has a fruity malty peachy hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit. Fruity malty peachy hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle from Whole Foods Henderson, NV
Hazy amber color with generous head. The hoppy aroma is partially fruity, nice. Medium body strength; good malt and toffee flavor, with resiny hops. Long final.
Good, bitter, but easy and too caramelly, therefore hiding the qualities of the hop.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13812) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, caramel, pine, peach, flowers and malt. Sweet and hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
(12oz, bottled 12/09/11, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, pineapple, tangerine, pine, and grapefruit. Flavor of citrus, caramel, pine, and biscuit with a dry, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2012
12oz bottle. Clear light amber body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, spicy, light grape. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some spicy, light bread. Medium body, some resin, light acidity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2012
12oz bottle-pours gold with an offwhite head and trailing lace. Aroma is mango/pine, some light malt. Taste is pine/dank hops with some bite, 2nd light malt. Nice, crisp. 3.8.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Name: Hop Notch
Date: January 17, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Yeah!
Appearance: hazy gold, fine off white head, sheets of icy lace
Aroma: sweet pale malt aroma, plenty of floral hops
Flavor: lots of hop flavor, balancing malt sweetness, bitterness comes in to even it all out, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10779) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Pours light amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops. Med body. Flavor is light, light caramel with an odd hop flavor - floral and some sort of herbal thing. Maybe also citrus. Not harsh - a bit different, but quite good.


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