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RATINGS: 810   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1290) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy honey like color. Aroma is caramel, floral, biscuits. Medium bitterness. Some pine and grapefruit notes. Malt backbone. A solid ipa.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Nice head. Nice color. Great taste. Nice bitterness. Overall this is a very good IPA..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1283) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2014 12 oz bottle This was purchased at The Caboose in Ashland, VA. The ale poured a hazy orange. There was a nice head and frothy white head with lacing down the glass. . There is a strong apricot taste . There is nice floral taste that is detected at the finish. This is excellent IPA great appearance and the apricots make this a unique ale. The carbonation is average but creates a nice head. This is a winner with a nice dry finish that has you coming back for more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1278) - Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle. Hazy dark orange. Fray white head. Grapefruit rind. Orange. Tropical. Peach. Some pine. Moderate plus bitterness. Moderate sweetness. Lighter medium body. Dry and a bit earthy, spicy, and almost chalky. A lot of flavor elements. Its better when its not over analyzed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brystmar (1276) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours a straight-up orange translucent color. Tons of thick, foamy white head dirties my glass and overstays its welcome.

Smells nice, but lacks the pungent hop punch of its peers. Hops bounce on & off the palate; fresh citrus for a few moments before things turn bitter. Finishes with lingering bitterness and traces of citrus. Pretty nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1273) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Poured a finger and half of head on a hazy, dark straw colored body. The aroma is a nice orange and mandarin smell. The taste is moderate to strong pine and grapefruit bitterness throughout with a nice orange sweetness balancing it out. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1270) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2013
Respectable IPA. Pine and grapefruit aroma which carries over to flavor. Nice malt backbone (as foreshadowed by a beautiful copper color pour), coyly hidden under massive bitterness. As such, I disagree that this is a balanced IPA. It's West Coast style, old school, all the way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1260) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Pours a golden yellow. Aroma of ripe green hops. Saaz or other Noble variety. Taste is candied sugar with a slow building peppery spice to balance the sweetness that still wins out in the end. I haven't had an IPa with these hops before. Very interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1246) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Has a nice grassy citrus aroma. Todd body, mild citrus hops, some malt. Decent brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christpuncher (1241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Incredible ipa and as the name suggests top notch. Flavorful hoppy and just the perfect blend o hops. Would recommend to anyone ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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