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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 83   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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The reddish-hued Ace IPAís distinct malt flavor complements its generous portion of Northwest hops. This balanced brew achieves a harmony of malt and fruit flavors, the perfect contrast to the grapefruit and herbs in the hop profile.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10325) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Keg at the taproom, 07/11/14. Lightly hazed golden with a decent off white covering, good lacing ensues. Nose is bitter orange, citric pith, melon, orange squash, earthy hop tunes. Taste comprises light pine, straw, grapefruit, bitter orange. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Adequate IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6475) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2013
16 ounce can from Beermongers. Pours a dark copper color with a large white head. A sweet nose of fruit, oranges especially, caramel. The flavor is quite nice: lemons, sweet perfume, some toffee, caramel, lemon rind, medium bitterness especially in the finish. Quite good. A sort of grainy earthy finish with bitter hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6314) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2012
16-oz can. Pours a murky medium amber with a gigantic dense and creamy tan head. Stringy lace here and there. Looks magnificent. Mild sweet lettuce-y nose. OK, already...I realize itís a tough year for hops, but IPAs are really not supposed to smell like iceberg lettuce, even if it does happen to be spanking fresh iceberg straight out of a chilly wash. Itís crisp and sweet and all, but itís more on the savory salad side and even at that itís not too deep into the good part of the salad side of the plate. Maybe they will bump up to a more dimensional and complex hop when yields go up again next year to meet demand. Anyway, the beer--it smells OK, but itís neither on the fruity nor the piney side. Creamy body on the high side of medium, with soft carb. Caramel and toast happening, and hereís where the hop profile could really bolster the beer. The malts have a fair bit to do with the flavor profile, appropriately so. But the hops just arenít going blow for blow with them the way this is set up. Itís a nice beer but it needs a bit more power.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Can: † Amber, a little dark and fiery, moderate white head, foamy, nice lacing. † Nice citrusy and tropical fruit nose. † On the sweeter side, certianly not astringent or biting. † Very smooth on the tongue, sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes. † I am really impressed with this one. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate. † Some slight sweet pith and citrus peel on the backside. † Very clean, not terribly bitter, all white remaining very flavorful. † After having that busted Porter, this was really refreshing! † If you want a hop bomb, this is not it. † However, it is very flavorful.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Dark pour. Body like a double, big and smooth without the alcohol. Malt forward with a very pleasant fruitiness, though the hops do get drowned out a little. Not bad, not great."

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6030) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Hazy amber color with a huge rocky head. Dusty pale malt, dry hay, mild floral aromas. light body, average carbonation. Dry pale malt, caramel flavors with dusty hoppage--too dry for the style

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5650) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Nose of belgian yeast esters, fruity, toasted malts, some caramel, citrus floral and peppery hops but somewhat light. Amber pour, decent head and lace. Flavors of sweet bubblegummy yeast, toasted malts, pepper, citrus, and floral hops in the finish. Somewhat restrained. Nice carbonation, good drinkabiity. Would prefer a little more assertiveness as the belgian aspect dominates in my opinion.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (5230) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Draft - Piny Skunky hops, very fresh. Cloudy gold with nice rich beige head. Piny hops, with an upfront bitter hit and tropical fruit in the finish. Bitterness is a bit much for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5071) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big hops flavor and aroma. Nice IPA. Good Grapefruit aroma and texture. Super finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (4698) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Hazy copper under a nice foamy off-white head. Pretty nice nose of sweet fruity caramel with some papaya and mango hops, perhaps a bit of pine and raw coconut as well. Really interesting hop nose. The flavor is a bit yeasty and muddled but thereís this bright tropical tone shining through, with some nice piney bitterness and some rich cracker-y caramel. Itís noticeably flawed but I still find it tasty.


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