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RATINGS: 932   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bediddleby (13) - - MAY 9, 2013
Bright hop aroma, gorgeous head that leaves perfectly symmetrical rings down the glass as it's consumed. Perfect balance of fruit and IPA bite. A staple beer for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bmwarner (1) - - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
Grabbed a six pack from the local liquor store ($10+) but it was oh so worth it.... Color: Beer was golden/amber in color and looked like apple juice. Clarity: Beer had normal clarity and not much cloudiness. Head: Beer had nice head retention, about the size of my pinky fingernail. Aroma: Beer smelled so good! I really enjoyed the fruity aromas like citrus, pineapple, mango and topical fruit notes. There was also a strong hoppy presence and a pine smell. It was quite refreshing. Bouquet: Beer had hints of fruity hops and toasted malts. There was also a hint of caramel that really came together nicely. Off Odors: no off odors noticed, just a strong hoppy smell. Balance & Flavor: I thought the beer was very well balanced and not to overwhelming in any area. The tropical fruity notes and strong hops produced an excellent beer. Off Flavors: No off flabors noticed. The beer was just a little bitter but not too bad. Mouth-feel/Body: Beer was light-bodied and had a soft mouth-feel. Once the beer hits your lips, itís so good! Very easy to drink. Tail: Beer had a nice tail that coated your throat but didnít stay longer than necessary. Carbonation: Not too carbonated- just right Overall, this beer has a great flavor and can easily be a picnic or lawn mower beer. The refreshing taste makes it great for spring and summer!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HellesBunny666 (222) - Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2014
Mmm good citrussy and grassy aromas, fresh. So refreshing and bright, floral, piney, honey. Smooth and silky.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Awesome pine citron aroma with spruce grapefruit orange rind and light biscuit malt flavors. Finishes on the bitter side of balanced. A total hop bomb for a single IPA. Drinks like a double. For me that is a good thing.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nattyicerulz (8) - USA - DEC 5, 2011 does not count
Incredible! This IPA is like no other Iíve tasted. The hops used in this brew are probably the same hops used in their Dubhe. Everything an IPA should be, piney, floral aroma. Appearance is slightly opaque with a one finger head. Taste was great, piney and floral hops coming through with a solid malt background. Iím really amazed at this one and the price is right! I will definitely keep this one on hand for friends and family to experience.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Creecree (24) - - NOV 9, 2013
Aroma: citrus, pineapple, pine, grapefruit Appearance: amber orange, clear, a white head sort of fizzy and foamy, dissolves with light lacing. Taste: bitter, grapefruit, rind, a little floral. Palate: starts bitter, then a little sweet, then bitter again that fades after about 15 seconds. Overall: great beer!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coyforce (676) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Really nice overtones on this IPA. Very great flavor of hops and a wonderful aftertaste too.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pricey290483 (675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
really nice ipa with a good amount of hops and a nice smooth bitter finish a very nice beer that you should look out for

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tpaz1913 (13) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Pours a hazy bronze. Nose has grapefruit and honey. Taste is a hop explosion with a bitter front with grapefruit running the show and a slight hint of lemon. It has a big malty finish with a slightly sweet and tart linger. One of my favorite IPAs, but definitely a hop-forward selection.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tekstr1der (141) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 Aroma: Citrusy, mouth-drool inducing olfactory perfection Appearance: Deep amber, with clingy lacing coating the glass Taste: Superbly balanced grapefruit citrus lets the hops be at the forefront without being overwhelming. Palate: So smooth, at an ideal ABV, this is session stuff for me. Overall: I canít find any fault with this brew and Iím let down every time I try other IPAs (frequently).


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