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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Hop Session is in. Starting with a blend of west coast hops for a balanced, bitter effect. We close the session out by dry hopping the beer for a nice resiny mouth feel.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
digrod (49) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Nice grapefruit nose. Not overly hoppy. Clean, refreshing taste. Would try again.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kchampagne (105) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Poured from a bottle with a white fluffy head. Sticky lacing lined the glass as I drank it. Nice floral aroma with a nicely balanced bitterness that is not overpowering, which is a welcome attribute. Very great beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (3967) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Big giant white head from a bomber purchased from vintage. First taste is not bad mind you. It comes across with plenty of co2 cutting thru my buds, makes it interesting from the start. Yes, there is some bitterness in there but not sure if this rises to an ipa. That really bubbly co2 on the palate almost makes me think of shades of orval, no lie. However, other aspects of this brew make it more like a dull higher alky apa. Finish somewhat annoying, with its ale attributes, go figger. That big rocky head remains thru the session, all the way to the last drop.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2455) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2014
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 2/2014. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big mango, tangerine, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, caramel, light biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt balance; with good strength. Taste of mango, tangerine, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, light biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of mango, tangerine, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, light biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a damn nice session IPA. All around good complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1469) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2014
Very much unfiltered, which I appreciate! Modest aroma of herbal hops, with medium bitterness in aftertaste. $5.99/bomber was a nice surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1931) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2014
From a bomber. Pours very cloudy orange gold with lots of yeast in there. Thick, bubbly off white head. Tastes mild hops, nutty, not too much bitterness, gourd, vegetable. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like hops, musk, and sweet, nutty citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3362) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear gold with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and caramel malts, light grassiness, light toast, and and light vegetal notes. Flavor is dry malts, some hop bitterness, faint grapefruit, and some vegetal notes; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3256) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Roughly six month old bottle. Poured a medium amber gold orange, light haze, nice head. Aroma was grassy and citric hop. Flavor was lightly caramel accented malts, and a hop profile that matched the nose. A bit more grassy and floral than expected, would have liked a bit more fruitiness. But not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (501) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours a light yellow. Has a strong hop aroma that’s a bit smoky. Has a sweet citrus flavor to start with a hoppy and smoky taste. Finshes very smoky.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle. Mostly clear golden orange pour with a big pillowy white head. Very dank line and grassy hops. Smooth palate, nice hop edge but pretty well balanced. Not bad!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2452) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Medium sized white head with good retention and lacing. Lightly hazy, gold colored brew. Nose of pine and citrus, lightly fruity and grainy. Almost medium bodied with a nice carbonation and a little juicyness. nice balance of citrusy hops and bready, pale malts. Nice, clean bitterness to round things out. An easy quaffer.


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