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


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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10792) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 24, 2012
The beer pours a clear golden orange with a white head. A really weird aroma. Quite floral with a little bit of grass and pine. Slightly sweet malt aroma, mostly bread. The flavor is moderately sweet without a ton of hop flavor either. It’s mostly grass and line with a touch of floral hops and citrus peel. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10774) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London - many thanks to Sledutah! Pours clear, rich gold with a frothy, white foam head. Sugary grapefruit nose, toasty malts, ferns. Medium sweet flavor with lots of juicy citrus, toasty bread, light pine. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lots of sticky sugars to finish, pectin, dry caramel. Very nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This a very good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10276) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
SBWF 2012. Golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pine apple, citrus, peach, apricot, floral, pine, hay, mango, plums, pear, grapefruit notes, creamy, some biscuits. Hoppy pine flavor, floral, pine apple, pear, peach, mango, hay, citrus, some apricot. Hoppy fruity finish with floral and creamy notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9884) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
A hazed amber golden IPA with a thick frothy light mocha head. In aroma, nice grassy floral hops with light lemony notes. In mouth, super classic IPA with loads of citrusy floral hops, pink grapefruit notes, warming alcohol, very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9704) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, grapefruit, tangerine, pine, light grassiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine, grapefruit and light grassiness with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with great lacing. Aroma is apricot, mango, and pineapple fruity esters, citrus and pine hops with honey and biscuit malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, supporting light malt, tropical fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9053) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Gold/orangish pour. White head. Aroma of grapefruit peel, caramel. Flavor is nice with resin, citrus. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9016) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle @ home. Pretty cool puke green, recycled paper label. Moderately hazy dark orange appearance with a fluffy white head. Really a nice grapefruit, orange citrusy, slightly piney hoppy, sweet pale malty aroma. Dessert pale malty, slightly spicy, grapefruit citrusy hoppy flavor. Booze is hidden well. Surprisingly a pretty nice IPA.


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