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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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"A wry take on IPA".
Intensely hoppy, distinctly spicy.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1926) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2011
12 oz singe from Fred Meyer. S.Salem. $1.34 Lets hope this is third time lucky as I have not enjoyed the two other "Rotator" IPAs. Darker amber than is usual for an IPA, but clear and attractive, "dirty white" head..about a quater inch..bubbly stays around. Nice enough dark spicey hop aromas...slightly resiny..maybe a fain touch of rye bread. Smoother than the others in the series..resiny hop and a spicy rye , slight toffee aspect and a sharp bite of hops at the end.. OK on the palate very much on the thin side but theres a fine rye spicieness that makes it intresting Overall not great but the best Rotator so far.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Chris) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine, apricot, weed, grapefruit, and grass. Flavor of grapefruit, pine, tangerine, dank, and grass.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of rye and hops (floral/citrus/pine). Flavor of pine and citrus hops with a lingering rye background. Finish is chalky and a little soapy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottled 10.17.11; "A prost: To doing it all again tomorrow" printed under the cap. Pours bright orange with some yellow with a 2-finger beige head that leaves some blebby lacing. Aromas of spicy pine sap and citrus, with some sweeter malty undertones. The flavor is some bitter pine, slightly salty citrus peel and bitter pith, and some light papaya sweetness in the finish. Medium carbonation and medium/full bodied, and slightly warming. Real tasty; a nice tropical IPA, nicely hopped and sweetened. [895]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (3808) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
I like-a duh hops. It smell like-a duh hops. It taste like-a duh hops. It be very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Pours a deep copper with a sticky white head. Aroma is rye, grapefruit, hops, malt, citrus. Flavor is spices, hops, rye, malt. Bitter finish with a good citrus hop bite. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Appearance: Pours a dark amber with a white film sittin atop.

Aroma: Grapefruit, green tea, grain, and floral hops.

Taste: Bitter hops, dry earthy malt, a little citrus burst weaving in and out of all of that mentioned. Bitterness fades seconds after each sip.

Mouthfeel: Juicy, medium bodied with average carbonation.

Overall: Above average, and one of the best executed Rye IPAs I’ve ever had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3443) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Beautiful copper hue; good head retention. Sweet and juicy nose is mouthwateringly inviting. Creamy, smooth and full texture. Toasty-spicy malts. Fantastic hop flavors are just bursting with citrus (grapefruit, tangerine, lemon), sugared spruce tips and sweet grass. Snappy, peppery bitterness with lingering notes of grass in the aftertaste. Tasty IPA. In the series thus far, I think I liked this one better than Falconer’s, but not as much as X-114.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2011
12 ounce bottle from a local Kroger. Pours a clear copper with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral and tropical hop notes and rye, with a bit of toasted malts. The taste is piney hops, rye and faint malts. Medium bodied with a bit of lingering bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a crystal clear mahogany color with a one and a half finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is strong pine and herbal hops. Flavor is also strong pine and herbal with a little citrus and malt sweetness in the background. Finish is fairly bitter with a touch of astringency. Medium body. A nice beer.


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