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RATINGS: 1006   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Hay, caramel and vanilla smells. Taste of slight bitterness and a nice hoppy palate. Very good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, citrus, pine, resin, grapefruit, and tangerine. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, grapefruit, citrus, pine, resin, and slight wood. Medium body. Oily, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Light to medium sweet, medium to heavily bitter, hop, malt, pine, resin, grapefruit, citrus finish is lightly dry. 7.3%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (6007) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Thanks to my Winter 2011 Secret Santa for this one - Haz orange, dense white head. Smells like grapefruit and a little bit nutty. Kind of an odd aroma. Very tasty - grapefruit, some caramel, some grassy notes, and a long, sticky finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle. I will definitely be looking for this in the future Orange with thick white head. Resiny and piney hop aroma. Full bodied floral flavour with a good chewiness. Hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
strongpieman (1647) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle. Powerful floral hop aroma. Clear golden beer with a nice white head that clings to the glass. Sharp bitterness with some spice in the lingering finish. Overall a very good IPA that I will go back for lots of flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
billshmeinke (13) - USA - MAR 17, 2012
Aromas of resin, pine, and hints of citrus/grapefruit, some bread like malt as well. Clear golden body with loads of head. Great lacing and retention. Light medium honey like sweetness with a medium high bitterness. Pretty nice IPA all around. Might pick this up again a few times. Probably no time soon though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1463) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1650) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2012
Clear amber appearance with a large, off white head and good lacing. Appealing aroma of pine and citrus. Hop flavors are a bit more mellow than anticipated; more floral and herbal. Modest sweetness, but bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Nearly clear amber pour with a 2 finger, creamy off white head. Aroma of juicy citrus, fruity and pine hops, some biscuit, caramel, spicy hops maybe a touch of pineapple and mineral water. Flavor is sweet caramel up front, toast, cereal, spicy hops coming in rather quick, followed by a little toffee and melon, citrus, and pine hops to the fairly bitter finish. Medium body with a creamy to syrupy entry, more syrupy feel after that and a medium strength, slightly sharp carbonation. Good stuff overall, I like the juicy, fruity hops up front.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeJslc (778) - USA - NOV 17, 2013
Deep gold-light copper, clear, off white head. Aroma of piney hops, biscuity malt. Flavor: grainy/biscuity malt, piney-resiny hops with mild citrus, clean and crisp with a little lingering bitterness in the finish. Refreshing and well- made.


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