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RATINGS: 770   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American-style India Pale Ale brewed with plenty of body and an assertive hop profile.
Grist: Premium Two Row, Munich, Crystal
Hops: Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe
Original gravity: 1.057

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Thanks to 5000 for sending this can my way. The beer pours a dark amber color with a white head. Darker than expected. The aroma is very nice. I get a lot of grapefruit and pine notes. The flavor is similar. The predominant flavor is some resiny pine from the hops but I also get some grapefruit. The toffee and caramel malt backbone balance out the beer nicely and keep the bitterness level fairly low for a west coast IPA. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2011
Pours out copper/amber with big fluffy beige head, which disappears quite quickly to leave a nice foamy ring and covering. Aroma is very traditional in an English way... Smells reminiscent of Jaipur or even Punk, only difference here is the aroma is more spicy with very obvious green tea and herbal qualities, a certain amount of skunkiness about it. Very floral hops, bit of grassiness, white pepper behind that light caramel and honeyed notes. Flavour is a little unbalanced in my opinion, I like the hop dominance with big floral and lavender flavours up front, followed by more bitter earthiness, grapefruit and citrus, with more grass. I don;t feel theres quite enough malt balancing though. Mids to finish bring up some subtle tropical fruits, passion fruit perhaps and a return to herbal/green tea flaavours. Finish is a bit short and not completely pleasant in terms of bitterness, once again to a slight inbalance, but its mainly the abrupt dry finish which lets the side down with any hint of fruit in the mids being subdued and quickly discarded. Very drinkable and a testament to US craft brewing that such a decent brew could come from a can.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (2073) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Enjoyable IPA. Good hop aroma with notes of pine, spruce, grapefruit, pineapples, mango and wildflowers. Theres some caramel malt presence that shows itself more in the taste. The taste has a bit too much crystal malt presence and bland bitterness but is otherwise very solid. Mouthfeel is a touch slick. The aftertaste is yeasty and bitter. This is a good regular rotation IPA, but it could get a bit lost in the shuffle of good IPAs on the shelves around here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (5727) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Whole Foods, DC six-pack ($11): Pours a light amber with a very proper head. Aroma of malts, grapefruit, and pina. Obviously the fruity aromas come from the citrusy hops. The taste is pretty hoppy and leaves some aftertaste, but there is a very solid malt backbone in there as well. Very well-balanced with different flavors popping up throughout. Hops are definitely not one dimensional in this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
From can. WOW WOW WOW, what a surprise this was! I was not expecting much from this can other than the amazing artwork. Hops in your face nose, apricot, delicious, hops and a mouth puckering bitter finish. One of my favorites in a can, definitely. IPA lovers buy this and do not look back. Surprisingly fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Pours a golden brown with a nice amount of carbonation. I think using a can really helps to preserve this IPA and it is still rather fresh. I definitely would recommend to pour this one in a glass though. The aroma is rather simplistic as I get hops, along with citrus mixing in. There is a large amount of head on the initial pour as well. I can taste hops, malts, lots of bittering hop flavors coming through very strong all the way through the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigguns22 (797) - Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Ok beer.good color and carbonation.Everything else is lite,lite aroma and lite taste.Good not great.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theempire (5) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2011 does not count
Being a drinker of bold California IPAs this was a HUGE surprise. Bold like the CA type, but much more on the malty side. Im very impressed. caramel, grass, leaves, red, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7239) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 12, 2011
Can 355ml
Aroma lovely fresh citrus hop aroma, fresh and clean. Golden malt below. 8-
Appearance slight (chill?) haze on amber with medium white top. Good lace.3+
Flavor and Palate : potent bitterness , citrus with nutty woody hop character. Slight tartness with grassy backing. Fruity feel on sides. Overall hop sided , les mart oriented even for IPA. Oh Oregon!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2011
From notes: Pours a dark golden copper/amber color with dark ruby red edges hen held to a light source and a massive frothy three finger off-white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a thick lasting cap that leaves sporadic chunks of soapy lacing left behind. Sweet citrus hop aroma with hints of pineapple, range peel, mango along with subtle earthy pine, subtle light fruit and alcohol. On the lighter end of medium bodied with a nice balance of sweet citrus, earthy hops and malt backbone. Not overly bitter with hints of grapefruit and pineapple as well as some pine needle and biscuit/graham cracker malt. Slightly dry finish. Decent but nothing out of the ordinary.


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