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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Extensively hopped and dryhopped with a big roster of hops Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade, Ahtanum, Chinook, and Amarillo its big, bright, and floral, with just enough malt to balance. This American-style I.P.A. stands head and shoulders above its hoppy brethren, blending pale and honey malts to balance the palate without interfering in your herbal reverie, and creating a new American classic.

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2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BackusWackus (9) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2017 does not count
Trying the second beer in my husband's flight at the shep and I remain unimpressed. I can see through the beer and it doesn't have much of an aroma or taste. All around not much to write home about, if you see it on the menu you can think about how someone who was once a flower child would be fun to hang with but then keep moving. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (1548) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Pours a clear rust orange with light white head. A strong floral hop and tropical fruit aroma. A floral and citrus hop taste with pine, topical fruit and malts. A lingering bitter hop and tropical fruit afteraste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1625) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - APR 14, 2017
A malty & relatively smooth ipa. Pours a pretty gold w/ a retaining white head w/ good lacing. The aroma is surprisingly light w/ the malt & hope kind of mellowing each other out. The taste is quite similar as the hope are only the undertone & the malt adds a nice balance. Its the type of ipa I enjoy but the flavor explosion just isnt quite there!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (971) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - FEB 10, 2017
A: Slightly hazy orange gold. Plenty of foam, and tilting my glass from side to side, plenty of lacing. S: Pine and very flowery hops in the smell. Mostly pine, which I dig. T: Pine again but with a mildly aggressive grainy malt character that adds a real plus to this IPA. Theres a subtle sweetness that I get within the flavourful profile that I cant identify. Helps. M: Medium bodied until the finish where it thins out some. O: I reckon my palate likes this muchly. Who am I to argue?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3604) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Can. Hazy dark yellow with a white head. Nice hop aroma. tropical fruit, pine, juicy malts. The flavor isnt as impressive as the aroma, but gives a good solid firm bitterness over a solid malt base. Long bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (48040) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2016

Can 12fl.oz. @ Craigs - Edinburgh.

[ As Cambridge Flower Child IPA ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, light caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, herbs, grass, orange - citrus, dusty fruit. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, tropical fruit, hoppy, herbal hops, fruity, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160319]
7-3-7-3-14

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5324) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2016
can. Golden with one finger head. Light body with floral hops, moderate bitterness. Well balanced. Aboverage, but not terribly distinctive.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (2198) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Well balanced between malt and hops, and several hop varieties. 12 ounce can at $2.79 in MI.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2016
Can from the source. Crushable IPA, a bit lighter mouthfeel and hop delivery but certainly the style. This beer was on tap everywhere, where is the meat?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (6542) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Draught and cans since debut, most recently at Anchovies, Winter 2015.
Moderate amount of white head tops a bright, light-amber body with soft auburn-bronze hues and good clarity. Retention is moderately-strong.
Very fruity in the nose; cherry, strawberry, apple, lemon and with a touch of stronger, more austere pine, but not to the point of it being resinous. Light pepper is noted, along with a lightly sweet honey-like maltiness and touches of biscuit. No alcohol or flaw and the simcoe and amarillo definitely add more to it so that its not just another C-hop bomb.
Lightly to moderately malty with strong attenuation, but still a fair amount of malt sugar remaining, being needed to balance all of these high alpha hops. Black pepper, cherry, melon, orange and ruby red grapefruit all combine nicely with the base malts to produce a fairly juicy-sweet fruitiness. Spicy, lightly resinous pine lingers on the edges and theres certainly plenty of bitterness to go around. Moderate carbonation helps disperse some of the acidity, however and it ends crisp enough, though with some light specialty grain character butting in. No alcohol or flaw. A good rendition of a West Coast IPA but with more malt character than those usually have.


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