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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Slightly darker and more body than Totem, Hops lives up to name with a powerful conflagration of hop flavor. This IPA would keep on interplanetary expeditions. For all of its hop persona it remains a balanced beer, with an underlying malt-sweetness to help soften the Hop impact. 13° Plato... 63 IBU's ... 6.2% ABV

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bartzilla (621) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
I got this at the brewpub in Waltham. Was told by my server it was fresh. Absolute palate crusher. In a good way. Almost tasted like spicy licorice. One of the more extreme hop experiences I’ve had in a while. Had to switch up to water after the first pint. 63 ibus seems a bit modest. Or it could have just been the choice of hops or that I was drinking it new. This was a tough pint to drink, but as a hop lover, it was tough love. I could barely taste the bleu cheese on my burger that came out after I finished the pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Amber pour. Citrus hop aroma, citrus and spicy hop flavor, but not too bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
(beer tasting @ Monty’s Krown - Rochester, NY: bottle - 22 oz) Hazy amber color with a thick white head. Grassy and hoppy citrus aroma, much like a good solid IPA. Flavor has a nice hop bite at the start with a dry and slightly astringent middle and a dry and slightly piney finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Draught) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, herbs, and grass. Flavor of herbs, grass, grapefruit, pine, and tobacco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Pours a clear deep golden with a well-lacing white head. Has a sweet caramel and fresh grapefruity hoppy nose. Starts with a light sugary caramel maltiness with a good balance of fresh resiny hops before a crisp bittersweet finish. A pretty good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmm635 (994) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Pours light golden in color with a thin white head. Restrained hop aroma, not much of an explosion. Little caramel sweetness added on the tongue. Palate was thin. Decent enough.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
obguthr (5716) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Light orange smell. Clear amber, thin head. Light orange flavor. Not impressive at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Draught sample at the brewpub. Pours copper/gold with a nice white head. Aroma and flavor is bitter, citrussy, pineapple, resiny, spicy. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Enjoyed at the brewpub. This batch came out 5.9% a.b.v. and IBU 68. Medium yellow, that leaves a lace trail. C-hop aroma. A good bitterness, like a 1.5 times IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2009
A golden amber ale with a thin off white head. A restrained floral hops and caramel malt. In mouth, a more British IPA with dry malt, astringent notes, and grapefruit. Medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, Oct. 12 2008.

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