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RATINGS: 933   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12454) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12268) - 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 (12118) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11905) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11559) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11246) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11155) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10775) - San Diego, California, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10511) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized creamy light tan head. Good head retention and nice sheets of lacing. Really a nice looking beer. The aroma is herbal and peppery hops with pale malts. The taste is herbal hops, caramel, faint fruitiness and a bitter finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation and a slight lingering bitterness. Nice.


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