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RATINGS: 1009   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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.


amishrob66's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
amishrob66 (1) - coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Has good hoppy flavor which balances well with its malt level. Has amost a wet hop flavor with a crisp mouthfeel. Not bad at all.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2016
20th August 2016
Hazy orange - gold beer, good cream colour head. Palate is slightly soft but there is still decent fine carbonation. Fluffy malts, light creamy sweetness. Very nice orange and tangerine hop. Touch of citric peel bitterness. Spicy pine finish. Citric peel linger. Really like the juicy rich citrus here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (13632) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ ChrisO’s after GBBF Day 1. Clear light orange-golden color, medium sized white to off-white head. Aroma is malts, again a bit old hops, hops, old a bit stale fruityness. Tastes about the same: malts, old hops, a bit stale fruityness, bitter. Decent body, medium carbonation. Decent but fresh it could and should be much better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3802) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
On tap at the Adirondack Hotel on Long Lake (Long Lake, NY). Beautiful cloudy, golden/orange body with a thin, lasting, white creamy head. Wonderful hoppy aroma with malty, mango, citrusy, and herbal hints. Its sharp, well balanced hoppy taste carries grapefruit, mango, and herbal notes. Ends with a long bitter finish. Awesome!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (5049) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Draft sample. The beer is a clear gold with a white head of foam. Grassy, pine, herbs, citrus. Medium body and medium carbonation. Dry and bitter throughout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3743) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Out of a can hazy dull orange/amber small off white head. Lots of deep rich citrus and piney resinous hop flavors. Sturdy malt body. Big and serious.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Draft - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of caramel, resin, citrus -medium body

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (1255) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Light notes of hops and citrus. Light and watery upfront but the hops hit you in the end. Medium mouthfeel. Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (9730) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2016
On tap at Fat Heads Pittsburgh. Pours a clear orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is floral and resin. Medium body, juicy hop, pine, citrus, light bitterness, good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (527) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Strong citrus hop aroma with a juicy orange body that has a sharp hop finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mirvine8309 (5) - Sonoma, California, USA - JUL 11, 2016 does not count
Nice and hoppy but not a complexity of hops. I'm not seasoned enough to pick out which variety of hops they use but kind of one dimensional.


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