RATINGS: 916   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our original single IPA made with Simcoe and Amarillo hops in harmony. 1.065 OG 45 IBU 7%ABV

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
MANY thanks to TasterMike for this one! 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear golden amber color. The head is a one finger white shade thats relatively soapy, yet consistent and dense. Retention is quite solid, and so is the lacing left behind. S: Oh yeah, thats the stuff. This brings the hops in a fantastic manner - it doesnt bring any significant biting pine notes, rather its mostly stuff like melon, mango, and grapefruit. The bready malts come through enough...and I do mean enough. Which is to say its quite faint, but not nonexistent. T: Oh yeah, thats the-- wait, I wrote that down already. Nevermind, this just works brilliantly. The first few sips have a decent malt backbone sandwiched by a fruity opening and a mildly bitter finish. Right after the swallow, its very reminiscent of fruit juice. People who say that an IPA cant/shouldnt be balanced need to try this - the hop flavor, the bitterness, and the malt backbone are in perfect harmony with one another. If this uses crystal malt - and I think I can taste hints of its toffee qualities buried in here - I may have to drop my petty grudge towards it, because this beer is fantastic. M: I dont really notice the low carbonation or medium body too much - its so dry (in all the right ways) that it still goes down with superb ease. Malt sweetness builds very slightly on the aftertaste, but its not bothersome by any means. O: Holy frig, this is like Sculpin on steroids. Ergo, its now in my top 5 list for IPAs. This is the kind of beer that makes me want to move to San Diego just so I can consume this like water.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3638) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2017
Bottle from Healthy Spirits Castro. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, peach, resin, a bit of mango, pine and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, resin, peach, mango, pine, caramel and grass. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2654) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2017
A recipe appreciated in a previous time five years ago. Just lots of butternut not balanced. Nose light alcohol and light hop. Thin head. Taste is carbonated dank light pine citrus. Not balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerowl80 (357) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy gold. Aroma of grapefruit, grass and pine. Moderate sweet and bitter. OK.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redders1974 (1263) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2017
Great ipa starts off with a Woody tanin piney resin then halfway through hands over to the juicy tropical fruit side of things great balanced hop monster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2764) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 3, 2017
A nice ipa. Nice fresh melon aromas and flavours. Lots of resin and a malty backbone to balance everything. I was expecting a bit more with it being a top 50 ipa, but still really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3443) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 3, 2017
Light orange body, white head, not much lacing or retention. Sweet pine and citrus aroma, some resin. Taste is semi-bitter, with a sweet bready malty balance. Pretty basic IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (3000) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2017
Keg at The Bottle Shop, Bermondsey, London in Apr 2017 - Clear Yellow Gold. Medium white head. Very citrus fruity, grapefruit, lemon, peach. Piney resinous hops. Pale malts, caramel. Bitter citrus fruity and piney hoppy. Very drinkable. Liked this a lot. Good fruity IPA. (2017-04)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tntracey (32) - - APR 1, 2017
Finely balanced IPA. Will not kill your tastebuds for the next few hours. Great beer will chips and salsa after a mountain bike ride. Kinda spendy however. Oh well, you only live twice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (575) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2017
On tap at CBB. A hazy orange gold with a low thick creamy head. A killer tropical nose leaping out, mango, grapefruit, orange, papaya. Tropical fruit flavour, pineapple, mango, some musk and tangerine, the Simcoe and Amarillo blend very nicely, solid malt base. Creamy feel, slightly low carb but it works ok, goes down smoothly. Just right for an IPA in 2017 in my book; no old school pine sap, not overblown with juice, just hitting a very drinkable balance, great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (3533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours a light copper color with light had. Aromas of oranges, pineapple/tropical fruit and pine with very light malts. Flavors follow same with candied fruit and bitter citrus and more toasted malts. Real nice overall balance...

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