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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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"A wry take on IPA".
Intensely hoppy, distinctly spicy.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7858) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
bottle. clear amber. brighter hop nose than the previous variants but still far too dull and peaked for IPA, and the obligatory chalk / vitamin yeast dirtiness is still present, as is a metallic tin note. medium body, lightly chewy / syrupy across the middle, drying somewhat into a creamed orange / caramel malt / rye finish. spice is certainly there, and it’s a bit odd to have it linger so late but the hop acid hold its well, though the hop flavors seems to slowly gravitate towards a celery stew situation. it’s about the only nice thing about this beer. it’s ain’t bad, no, but it’s nothing special and when you’re putting out a new IPA and going for a "twist", you gotta bring more than this. this is pretty plain and uninteresting, and there’s enough of that out there already.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7698) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottles from Wegman’s Collegeville and Capone’s. Pours deep caramel colored with splotchy off-white head. Nose is a nice mangoey, piney, semi-feety aroma that reminds me of Simcoe and Citra, my 2 favorite hops, although a bit hot. Tastes rather hot, with a high IBU level, a lot of bitterness, rye malt-light, and some mangoey fruit. The flavor is a bit of a letdown after the smell.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2012
12oz bottle: Pours a clear effervescent bronze with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a fresh resiny hoppy nose with a touch of rye spice and sweet light caramel malt. Starts with pretty good fullness and light malty sweetness giving way to a healthy amount of piny hops and bitter balance before a drier bittersweet finish. Well-balanced and drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
12oz bottle pours clear deep copper with off white to light tan head. The aroma is a pleasing and full spicy hoppiness mix with spicy hops that run up to the point of chewiness and backed by some modest malt sweetness. OK, I’m really digging this stuff. The taste has near robust levels of spicy hops and likely spicy rye notes that grow from flavor hop notes right into near resiny bitter hoppiness. To midway I notice notes of grapefruit and tangelo citrus hops coming to the surface. The citrus is a nice added touch but it does manage to steal away some of the hop glory from the firm spicy hop contingent. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a light tan head. Grapefruit aroma. Pine and grapefruit flavor with light earth and light spice. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with earth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6445) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle. Bright copper-orange, crystal clear, medium white head. Lovely grapefruit hops aroma, very bright (even though I am certain this is nowhere near the bottled-on date). Zesty pink grapefruit hop flavour, underlying caramel malt, barely detectable rye spiciness. A really tasty IPA, rye or otherwise.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6304) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours bronze with a tiny off-white head and a crude oil aroma. There is a smooth rye flavor with a dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Overall a decent IPA, not too bitter, a bit of sweetness.   Seems your citrusy type variety.   Amberish in color, large frothy off-white head, with sticky lacing.   Smooth on the tongue, resiny but not biting.   Well balanced for what it is.   Mind you, not a big IPA but smooth and moderate.   Feels like a robust Pale Ale.   Lingering semi-sweet resin, citrus, and pith.   This one was nice in that it was well balanced.   Nice work guys!


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (apricot, grapefruit, resin), with notes of metal and soap. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Plenty of fruity hops in the nose, tainted a bit by metallic and soapy notes. Rather sour in the mouth and the aftertaste is a little dirty. Pretty standard Widmer quality brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2011
bottled, orange to amber color with off white foam, aroma is sweet nectarines and grapefruits, flavors of bright grapefruit juice and some caramel malt, a little roast on the finish


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