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RATINGS: 952   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1995) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours clear copper with a medium off-white head with great retention; after it recedes, cobwebby lace is left on the glass. Aroma is super grapefruity, piney. Taste starts out lightly sweet before quickly becoming bitter and remaining that way through the somewhat long finish. Mouthfeel is creamy; carbonation is medium to soft. It’s a real basic Pac-NW IPA, but it hits all the right notes. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (3899) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
I usually struggle to find the enjoyment in a lot of mainstream IPAs, or at least, I struggle find the enjoyment through all aspects and to the bottom of the bottle. But this one did it. Not at all bitter, just highly flavorful, with a delightfully balanced sweetness. Easy drinking. Highly compelling with the right food; in my case, a spicy squash and chickpea stew. Bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (5800) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2015
Many thanks to Chris for this can! Great intense floral nose. The beer starts extreme piney and hoppy. Intense viscous-floral. Tons of fresh hops on a malty-sweetish body. Moderate bitterness. Intense sweetish hoppy aftertaste - probably a bit too sweetish. Lots of floral piney hops. Intense viscous piney aftertaste. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (137) - Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Pours golden almost amber. Aroma is mostly citrus, apple, other fruit, hay. Taste is pine, resin, earthy, barely a hint of malt. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6710) - ITALY - SEP 19, 2015
can leggermente ambrata buona schiuma discreta persistenza medio sentore agrumato un filo floreale leggero caramello secchezza media buon amaro scadenza 22sett

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (772) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours an amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is hops, fruits. Taste is same, some caramel, pine. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1746) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 15, 2015
Appearance: Golden orange, clear. Good amount of white head.
Aroma: Hops, some fruit.
Taste: Great hops and fruit, some lasting bitterness. Good balance.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 355 ml, $1.99
Info: 15/9-2015, 91/300M, BB: 17/11-2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thechasm442 (409) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle to tulip. Appearance is cloudy burnt orange with a thick off white head that shrinks to nothing and leaves ok lacing. Aroma is pine resin, grapefruit, sweet citrus, and dry biscuit. Taste is big on citrus up front. Lots of grapefruit, pine, and orange dominate the beer. There is a bit of caramel in the back. Mouthfeel is creamy throughout most of the beer with a dry finish. Good ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (208) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from Harvest Market, Bedford NH. Aroma is bready malt with floral hops. Appearance is mildest of haze with nice sparkle and orangey light brown color with 1 finger width foamy white head with nice lacing. Taste is moderately sweet with some bitterness. Palate is medium bodied with creamy texture, average carbonation and long finish with mild bitterness. Overall, the bottle was fairly old so it may have lost a lot of hoppiness, but I have to say I liked it just the same. Maybe not as complex as if it were fresh and not as true to the style, but good. I’ll have to try again with a fresh bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (393) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle. Amber color. Grapefruit, pine and a malty aroma and flavor. Well balanced and not too bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
Can from Total Wine, Tampa. Orangée, col blanc-cassé. Arôme au bouquet épicé et plaisant, malt caramel, fruité laissant de belles notes d’agrumes. Palais est malté, pâle et caramel, fruité houblonné assez renfermé. Pointe de pamplemousse, fini liquoreux voire résineux. Reste également légèrement épicé.

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