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RATINGS: 900   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
St_AnkyBeer (6) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2013
This is a great IPA. Perfectly balanced, you get all the hop without it being overpowering. A beautiful citrus/pine aroma. I'll be picking this one up again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1pintatatime (102) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Pours a nice amber color with an aroma of citrus and resin. There’s a hint of caramel but grapefruit and a hop stickiness dominate. Good mouth feel. I’d drink it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3717) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2015
From Beer Wine and Co. Nice amber color. Nose is hoppy, grapefruit, citrus. Taste is lots of hope, some grass, and citrus galore. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1190) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2015
Good. Aromas of grassy malt with citrus and pine hops. Nice color and average-weight palate. Nice malt background to support citrus hop flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Namespayne (64) - - APR 26, 2015
Creamy smooth fluffy head, skunky aroma, medium-dark golden hue. Not a big IPA drinker but I dig this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1693) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2015
Deep amber/copper. Nose of dank citrus and mild pine with thick caramel malt. Flavor is well balanced with caramel lemon and orange that trails out to solid piney citrus. Nice all around.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1396) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
Draft pour dark gold with orange hue and moderate white head. Nose good pine, resin, floral hop. Taste moderate bitter up front, then floral and papaya. Later palate light dank hop. Lighter bitter finish. Nice nose and reasonable flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6671) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
Can. Pours golden orange with a rocky white head. Spicy and grassy hops, with lighter fruity notes, mild toffee malts, and a spicy hoppy and lightly bitter finish. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (205) - - APR 24, 2015
12oz can. 4/24/15 code date. Appearance: deep golden and clear, with a frothy, white foam cap. Aroma: Possibly subdued by age, but get some musty citrus and grassy notes. A bit of melon and pineapple. Nice, but a little weaker than if fresh. Taste: Sweet caramel malt up front, giving way to grassy and melon hop notes. Bitterness is soft, but hits on the swallow. Mouthfeel: Medium with light/medium carbonation. Finish: Finishes dry with sticky resin on the tongue and lingering bitterness. Overall: Really like the malt character of this one, with an almost candy like sweetness to balance the bitterness. Balances well and is very drinkable for a 7.3% American IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (325) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
I like IPAs and this is a good one. This is good from the palate standpoint and has a kick ass taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2968) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. Pours clear bright amber with a fizzy bubbly white head. Smells like sweet grapefruit, caramel, citrus hops, light booze, and a nutty malt. Tastes like grapefruit, caramel, light resin, citrus hops, and toasted malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation.


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