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RATINGS: 3437   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
India Pale Ale style well suited for Hemingway-esque trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma.

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Grizzle (81) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2010
12 oz. -> Shaker. Pours a hazy peach, with an eggshell head - nice mix of pillowy head and fisheyes, such that if this head were a face, it’d have localized, blotchy acne: unfortunate when it’s red, fine when it’s head, unless, you know, it’s the other head. Then, red is still bad. Nice lacing. Smells of citrus-y, sour grapefruit, dried apricot, fresh-cut grass, with floral and evergreen aromatics. Tastes of sweet grapefruit, grass, with a sour, soda water-like note, and... yeah, the dried apricot is there too. I’ve been enjoying this beer’s cousins for several years now. If I lived 40 minutes to the east, I’d have this stuff in my beer ’fridge often.

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italianjohn (3310) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Hazy golden orange pour off white head ... aroma of citrusy hops and sweet malts ...... extremely balanced taste of sweet malts and citrusy hops .... evenly bittered on your whole tongue with just the right amount of bittering hops .... not an overly hopped beer but smooth and sessionable ...... definitely one of the top IPA’s out there

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Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Tap at Clarks St. Ale House. Pours a light yellow. Crisp smell of hops and grass. Citrusy and fruity with a hint of lemon. Good and bitter.

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adavis234 (289) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a pretty orange/gold color with a two finger off white head with moderate lacing. Wonderful floral hop aroma with some grapefruity citrus in there as well. Nice, strong grassy, floral hop flavor with a light malt background and some citrus up front. Flavor lingers deliciously. One of my favorite IPAs, strong all around.

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mcox90 (2159) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2010
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Summer Secret Santa. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with a 1/2" white head. Aroma is sweet floral hop. Flavor is almost the same with less floral hop and more citrus. Clean, crisp palate with an almost dry finish.

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Atom (2593) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2010
12oz bottle pours hazy orange with healthy white head. Aroma is sweet floral and hoppy. Taste is crisp and refreshing, pine, floral, great balance with hops. One of my all time favorites, has a great balance and remains incredibly drinkable.

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zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Tap @ Smokin Joes, Pittsburgh - clear orange pour, thin white head. arouma of hay, flowers and pure, sweet caramel. Finishes with a nice dry spiciness. I need to re-rate this to do it justice.

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jlruthven (612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours amber/orange, good head retention. Nose is all hops, grapefruit, and a huge floral bouquet. Taste is big on the grapefruit and autumn flowers, with touches of orange and pine. Sweet, good bitterness, and a touch of sour on the finish. Solid.

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bth122 (1701) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 Very fragrant aroma. Golden color, slightly cloudy. Frothy and lacy. Med bitter taste. Lighter body. Creamy texture for an IPA. It is an easy IPA to drink, yet the hops are bursting in flavor. Excellant beer. Have bought cases in the past of this stuff and will buy more in future. A must try.

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nuplastikk (6511) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Had this one numerous times, mostly on tap. Slightly hazy orange-tan color. Foamy, off-white head. Great astringent hop aroma. Great balance, solid bitter hops and a creamy malt body. Mild orange tones. Somewhere between medium and full bodied, despite the big ABV. Mils soapy tones. A midwest standard, deservedly so. Perfect session IPA.


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