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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
This crisp golden ale is built on the foundation of delicate light malts. This allows us to showcase some of the most interesting and effervescent American hops in a way we have never before done. We saved over 75% of the hops used in this recipe to add after the batch was boiled, allowing the distinct fragrance of grapefruit, apricot and pine to be preserved as much as possible in the finished beer. With a crisp, but subtle bitterness, a refreshingly light malt character, and a 4.5 ABV, this is the perfect warm weather beverage for those who think flavor is just as important as refreshment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jfletch (9) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2015 does not count
Poured from 16oz. can. Pours with a nice head with a bit of haze. Aromas of dried apricot, grapefruit and a bit of biscuit. Almost a thyme aroma as well. On the palate there is a slight bitterness and a nice spruce note to go with refreshing carbonation. Slightly bitter at the end as well. I will definitely enjoy lots of this in the upcoming months. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5796) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2013
12oz bottle courtesy of Anndiesel. Hazy yellow-tan. Massive, frothy, steady white head. Grassy sweet hop aroma, dry, a hint grainy. Has a real classic feel, but also has that nice citrus edged new school hop edge. Itís pretty awesome to see brewers nailing and perfecting Pale Ales. Clean, fresh medium body. Slight tropical, lemony undercurrents. Really well done, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1379) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Pours a somewhat hazy straw golden with a thick eggshell foamy head. Nose involves lots of pine perfume and light sweet grain notes. Lightly sweet with a fair bitterness. Lighter bodied, soft, oily, creamy, with a long hoppy finish. Really enjoyable session ale with plenty of bitterness and aromatics from the hops. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4751) - Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 5/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice rings of soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, floral, grass, herbal, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bright hop and malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange/lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice bright hop flavor balance with a light-moderate malt balance; with minimal cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good hoppy blonde ale. Good complexity of hop flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mp_lane (97) - Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Clear, thin white head. Great citrus aroma. Very drinkable session IPA, will buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11423) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
355ml bottle. For once I could appreciate an upland ipa. This one works as a sessioner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (820) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 14, 2014
The smell is hoppy but I get more of a grainy sweet malt aroma. The taste follows the nose and I have to say that this session IPA has more malt character than most Iíve tried. Either thatís the way it was intended or the can I have is older than fresh. On the heavy side of light bodied, nice carbonation, very good mouthfeel. Big thanks to Trent for sending this my way!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, very hazy orange pour with white lacing head, aroma brought notes of grass, biscuit, bread, nice orange peel, touch of grapefruit, almost pineapple in there as well, nice. Taste is a mix of grapefruit, orange, pine, some grassy notes into some biscuit, clean malty notes finishing slightly bitter, dry. Well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oly (62) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a clear golden with medium white head. Aroma is mostly grapefruit with honey sweetness. Taste is a crisp, bitter citrus hop and clean finish. Very enjoyable session IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (6094) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Nearly clear, light gold with a tall, feathery white head. Aroma is pine, lemon... Taste is light malt, dry, pine, grapefruit peel flavour. Light body, nice bittering. Very pleasant.

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