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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.


arondee's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pours an orangish color with a small white head that fades quickly. Aroma is sticky hops and malts. The taste is orange peel, grapefruit, and a good malt backbone. A good IPA.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TattooJack (276) - Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Poured from the 6-pack of bottles, nice dark orange with a mock turtle neck white collar. This is probably the 7th or 8th six pack of this beer i have purchased and enjoyed but have never gotten around to rating it. It just goes down too fast, parties start, visitors come over, good things happen, so I saved one in the back of the fridge. Itís really good beer, Iím going back to the store for more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigben873 (163) - Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Would have guessed this was a weak imperial ipa instead of a strong regular ipa. Very nice malt and smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SNL (406) - - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange golden, small white head. Very minor nose, less hoppy than expected taste. Medium body, average carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (291) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours a amber/ orange tint and slight haze. with a thick head of foam that slowly fell to to some chunky lace and nice legs too. Nose is grapefruit, pine and grass. A great big whiff of bread but then the malt disappears for a minute behind some herbal and grassy dank. Taste is delightful with ample malts, lots of oily piney hops, a little bit of sour grapefruit. Bitterness fades fast in the aftertaste as this one leaves smooth and dry. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2024) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2015
From a can poolside at the Tuscony Suites Las Vegas. Fruity aromas of all apricot and cane sugar. Cloudy orangey gold with a quicky disappearing head. Flavos start off nice and floral and grassy but end a tad too bitter for my taste. Not bad but not my favorite.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
D91ICE (10) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
I feel like this IPA deserves better ratings. So I score it a little higher than the current average. This is a well balanced IPA with great flavor. I stumbled upon this little gem and decided to give it a try, glad I did. I thoroughly enjoy this brew and will purchase again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ericular (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Pours a cloudy orange with some sediment and huge white pillowy head leaving great lacing. Aroma is pretty standard fare with citrus and a hint of buttery malts. Taste is.... Iím not sure here. Itís a bit too buttery, malty, and tart . Almost like itís too old, maybe? Maybe itís better fresh - but thereís just too many better IPAs out there to take another risk on this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1659) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Shared from cans into Duvel goblets, thanks Scott! It poured a mostly-clear golden colour, some chill haze, with sudsy white foam which quickly dissipated. Fairly neutral grainbill, just a hint of caramel sweetness, definitely a hops-forward balance. Strong hoppy bitterness, flavour and aroma. Struck me a mostly a Columbus which cuts right through anything, contributing resiny character too, but supplemented with some other fruitier and citrusier varieties. Light-medium body, strong carbonation, well-concealed alcohol, dry finish with lingering hoppy aftertastes. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
youdictategood (410) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Can. No detailed notes - nice balance of malt and hops, citrusy and a little sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1427) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Hop nosh is a brassy hazy beer with a fine head of small white bubbles. the Aroma is of floral hops and a bit of natural sweetness. Taste is more natural sweetness on the front with a bit of hop bite. The body is fluid and lively. a very nice beer.


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