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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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First brewed 1995
Available year round
Dry-hopped with Cascade for an awesome floral nose.
50 IBUs


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Rosemary grapefruit hop aroma. Hop flavor turns even more herbal and earthy. Nothing to write home about.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2009
bottle. Pours a bright, clear copper color, big fizzy inch of off white head that sticks around well and leaves plenty of lace on the glass. Light crisp citrus and floral hop aromas in front of some tamed caramel sweetness. Flavor flattens out a fair amount... light citric bitterness on the front. Mild but decent hop character follows with some grapefruit, lemons, and crisp light spicy pepper notes. Mild, tame malty sweetness in the background. Palate is smooth and even with a crisp, dry, lightly bitter finish. Overall a decent IPA, on the mild and sessionable side.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhatB420 (615) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Got my hops up for nothing, couldnt quite grasp what was so solid here, but its really not that bad of a brew, maybe a step up from a dundee ipa or so, but quite mild and no strong presence of an intricate brewing process.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrant (330) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Smells of sour citrus hops with a strong malt presence. Taste is very balanced malts and hops, unusual for an IPA, but not bad. Good choice if you dont like hops too much.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfonit (1156) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Has a slight hops smell. A golden colored brew with a faint hop scent. Its not too bad of a brew but Id recommend this one for a beginner of the hops flavored beer. Most likely my boy named Phattie. Learn the brews man......learn them!! Go Bs!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (1673) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2009
12oz bottle. This is from a local brewery to me so I have tried most of their offerings. As with their other beers their is nothing special here. Just OK.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours clear amber in color with foamy white head. Aroma of citrus hops and malt. Tase grapefruit, citrus hops and malt with bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a 3 finger white head. Aroma is malty with subtle floral hints of hop spiciness. Flavor is very malty caramel with strong hop bitterness, it prickles the tounge as it enters your mouth. Notes of honey and light etoh in the finish. Big hop resins and other fruits to finish. good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4319) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head recedes leaving spot lacing. Sour resin aromas. Strawberries and resin from front to back. The non-citrus fruity flavors threw me off.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: Heavily hazed amber dark brew with medium, creamy head. 3+
Nose: Straight yet proper blend of sweet malt and west coast hops. Perhaps bit drier than one might expect to be. 7-
Flavor/Palate : Medium light bodied. Hoppy, nutty with woody finish. Unexpected development for an IPA. Raw herbal, tea like bitters with soft slight caramel like base. Peculiar in its own way.


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