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RATINGS: 753   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3015) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
From a 12 bottle shared at home. Pours a fairly clear dark copper with a thick off white head. Citrus hop aroma. Flavors of orange, grapefruit zest, some pine notes, and some hints of light caramel. Full, carbonated mouthfeel. Nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
Lots of sweetness, bitter hops. A bit on the heavy side for me, I prefer them a bit crisper. Mint, eughaluptus, pines.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1835) - SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2013
Pours amber with nedium off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, resin and pine. Taste is surprisingly modest in bitterness but still distinct with medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Tap at Owl Farm. Slightly hazy golden pour. The nose is quite bright and fresh. Citrus and a bit of fruit. Bright and fairly resinous. Some orange marmalade and a touch of Spice retro nasally. Nice IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle, smell is a bit grassy and straw, taste is a bit grassy and also a bit citrus, a nice bitterness and really quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Best by 03MAY13 Nice golden with a solid quilt of fine creamy foam. Smells classic west coast: resin, weed, pine, grapefruit and BO. Nice nose. Flavor is up front bitter with a malty (crackers, biscuit and some sweet english crystals) backbone. There is a good resin bitterness with a spicy flavor and some good midpoint purple kush. Medium on nearly full bodied with fine, moderated carb and a watery finish. Nice beer. I probably won’t go out of my way for this one, but would drink on tap locally, particularly with a good spicy meal or pizza.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubelknv3 (968) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Golden-amber, white head and decent lacing. Grapefruit, floral, and mild grain aroma. Medium bodied, flavor like aroma, nice balance, medium bitterness, mild tongue tingler. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
psabotka (44) - - DEC 29, 2013
Pours clear golden with huge head and lacing. Monster pine aroma and hop punch up front with decent malt finish to balance out the bitterness, medium bodied mouthfeel. Very good IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (609) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Clear, light copper pour. Finger of off white foamy head. Nose is pine cones and grapefruit. Bitter. Middle is bread, caramel, and light wood. Finish goes out bitter and lingering. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2014
12oz bottle from Lowes in Hickory. Murky orange pour with light tan head and sturdy lacing. Muted floral and citrus aroma. Tastes are earthy, citrus, pine. Good malt backbone. Crisp even bitter. Pretty nice. 7.4


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