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RATINGS: 875   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2092) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (762) - Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Mild pine and citrus aroma. Flavor packs more of a punch, but feels light enough to session. Bitterness balanced by refreshing citrus. ABV well-hidden; malts are further in the background. Hop-forward, but also surprisingly refreshing due to the fruit and somewhat lighter body. Good carbonation also. Above-average IPA, all things considered.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
labattslover74 (63) - Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Pours an orange amber color with a somewhat thick head. Aroma of hops, citrus, earth tones. Taste of citrus, hops and floral. This beer has a bitter bite that ends smooth. I good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3387) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Une cannette acheté à Portland. Une belle robe dorée translucide avec une mousse blanche collante. Un nez agréable d’herbe, d’agrumes et de malt blond. La bouche est correct, amère, pas trop maltée et citronnée. Une finale longue et chaleureuse.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (2346) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2015
What a great beer from the get-go! Appearance is a huge cream-colored, long lasting head with lots of lace, and a clear, honey amber color. Aroma is equal parts grapefruit and resin with caramel malt and hints of cereal. Flavor’s just spot on balanced with perfect amounts of malt sweet, hop bitter, carbonic tang. Body is dialed in too. I want more!!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kanderso43 (9) - - MAR 21, 2015 does not count
Medium Amber in color, light tan head. Pine scent, with a piney, citrus finish. A solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2368) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, moderate orange for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with date in the background. Head is small, fizzy, off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy, medium orange amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily, with a lively carbonation. Nice hop profile in the aroma, nice smooth sweetness in the flavor, a nicely made IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ckilly (28) - Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Light aroma, light hoppiness, smooth on the palate. This is not a string IPA, but it is one to remember when combining it with food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
Pours into the glass harvest moon orange with a nice mushy one finger cap. Liked what I smelt when I popped off the top bottle: crushed hops & streams of citrus. The hopes of a hop bomb quickly fade as I start drinking. It’s a tasty IPA, a pretty even mix between the hops & malts, modest bitterness, vague hints of earthy pine, maybe a little citrus, soft carbonation. It’s pretty yum. But for the love of god, this doesn’t rate the scores I see below mine (e.g. Many above 4.0, a perfect 5.0!). Makes those who live outside of the USA suspect that perhaps our neighbours to the south over rate their homegrown a tad. Would drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1301) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of tropical fruit, resin, and pine. Slight vegetable notes too. Taste of resin and peach, fairly bitter. Good body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (462) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Aroma is mild malts, lemon and pine, taste has a nice blend of earth and citrus... Very nice


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