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RATINGS: 798   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. Itís balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmm635 (860) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Poured clear, yellow-orange, with a nice thick white head. Aromas of earthy hops, sweet malt, and cereal. Sweet flavor but balanced with a clean bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (855) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a pint glass. Color was caramel paleish. About a finger of head. Gray lacing on the top with a very small gap near the sides. Film was frothy on the sides, pretty even. Smelled pretty balanced initially. I got citrus hops with tangerine seeming to lead the way with some lemon in there, too. Also some nice sweet floral notes. Once again, very balanced smell. Tasted pretty similar to the nose with the impressive balance of hops and floral notes. Citrus hops, grapefruit mainly, coming in there. Light body. Thin, oily texture. Average carbonation. Smooth finish. A pretty good beer overall. I canít get over how balanced this beer was.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Citrussy, lemon hops with hints of grapefruit on the aroma. Pours a light gold with almost no foam. Leafy/earthy hop taste with a nice grapefruit finish. Fair amount of carbonation with a decent hop flavor. Overall, a pretty decent India Pale Ale with a moderate hop taste. C+ rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pours a wonderful golden brown with a fine white head. Aroma is intense citrus with a hint of malt. Taste is slight bitterness. Lively mouthfeel, medium body, slightly bitter finish with a tinge of soapy aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (830) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - OCT 13, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy golden copper with a thin light tan head. Taste is of malt, caramel, hops, pine, resin, citrus and some warming alcohol. Similar aroma. Well balanced. Has a nice body and finishes on the dry side. Easy to drink and rater enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (815) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle poured a slightly hazy orange hue w/ a frothy beige head and very nice lacing. Big aromas of grass, citrus, and hay. Initial light sweet with a light to moderate bitter finish of short duration. Taste is grapefruit and pine. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, and a warming alcohol dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
greenhorn1 (812) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle. I usually end up rating about the same as everyone else, but I am far from think this is a 97. Maybe I will have to try again, but this one was unforgettable and the taste was slightly off...maybe the heavy malt profile instead of hops? Nope this one was not for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (807) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
12 oz bottle, Whole Foods Columbus. Copper-amber pour, lovely thick pillowy white head dissipates into a medium ring and retains gobs of lacing down the glass. Aroma exhibits lots of pine and citrus, bready. Flavor grassy, caramel, sharply bitter. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy, almost silky; nice. I donít think the malt -quite- stands up to the hops here and so I think this is a nice beer but I donít find the balance to be quite right. Tasty, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HughConway (797) - Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange, white head. Lovely hop aroma, hop taste. Solid IPA

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stchloe (789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Disappointing IPA, hoppy but with a muddled profile, lack of distinction in flavors.


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