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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our year round ode to the Pacific Northwest hop. At DEBC, we like hops, but we like American hops most of all. Here we use some of our absolute favorites. However, they might not be used like you may expect, by using varieties with high alpha acid contents (which means more potential for bitterness) and using them in ways to emphasize the flavor and aroma we can render a rather bitter ale with over the top tropical fruit, citrus, pine, floral, and more hop derived aroma and flavor. Style: American-style India Pale Ale Hops: Citra, Amarillo, Chinook, Palisade, and Summit Malts: Pale Ale, Vienna, Honey, and White Wheat Yeast: English Ale

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3.8
thebrymanosu (39) - - DEC 31, 2013
Not my particular favorite variety of hops chosen in this beer but this is definitely an improvement over the example I tasted early last summer. Combination of hops can kind of give off am unpleasant aroma to some. But overall a good local IPA.

3.8
drsordr (2662) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Can enjoyed in Austin. Nose nice pine, mango, cat, and underlying sweetness. Taste early grapefruit bite and then similar to nose. Earl y palate sweetness and fruity hop. Nice use of aromatics. Pleasing bitter finish.

3.6
Tmoney99 (14501) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Can from Dr Silverworm. Poured clear copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate complex citrus hop and small malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate complex bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. This is a good beer.

3.6
alexsdad06 (10436) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
12 oz can shared by Tmoney99. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden /amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have herbal, earthy and light citrus hops, caramel, dry toasted malts. A hint of spicy hops. Not bad, not great.

3.6
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2013
12oz can, thanks to DanielCoor. Shared with robotopera. Hazy orange-red color. Thin off-white head. Very nice ropes and spread of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, soft, lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Nice tropical, citrusy fruity hop aroma. Good zesty moderate sweet taste. Light spicy malt, caramel malt. Satisfying, tasty IPA.

3.6
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Good stuff, received in trade. Love the grapefruit driven citrus hops along with just enough malts. Good floral undertones.

3.9
jkwalking05 (4740) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Rated at BTBF 2012 (Backlog). Hazy amber in appearance with a large off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, tropical fruits an light pine. taste is of caramel, citrus, pineapple and a slight dankness.

4
Metallion66 (104) - - NOV 26, 2013
Poured from a can. Beautiful color with a forthy white head that sticks around. My only real complaint with this beer is in the aroma department, could use a little kick there. Taste is bitter, but not over powering. Very tasty, easy drinking IPA, can see myself buying this often to be honest.

3.6
SpringsLicker (3642) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Thanks to crajun for sending this one in trade! Can Slightly hazy amber pour smallish off-white head. Hop aroma of pine resin and citrus. The flavor has a big malt presence. Sweetness that comes through a generous amount of hops.. There are a few breweries out there that would sell this as their IIPA.

4
DocJitsu (1979) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Pours a clear copper-golden color with a sudsy, off white head. Pine and citrus nose. Pliny the Elder-like bouquet. Powdery crispness to the texture. A bit of cannabis-like umami underlies and provides structure to the pine/grapefruit hop flavors. The perfect balance of sweetness from the malt efficiently does it’s job without interference at any point during the process. Excellent effort.


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