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RATINGS: 1265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Enter, if you will, all the glorious aromatic complexity of the hop. This big, bold IPAs intense multi-hop kick gets a subtle dose of restraint from select Crystal and Carastan malts. For discriminating hop heads.

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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 Bottle... pours a hazy orange/red with a great looking off-white head that lasted a little while. Throughout the whole glass there was always a thin head on top of the liquid, which made it look great. Sweet, hoppy aroma with a touch of caramel. Nice fizzy palate.. Flavors of strong hops and citrus fruit and a great floral aftertaste. This beer has an awesome bite to it and one of the better IPAs I have had yet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (10091) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Thanks to Jake for this one. Pours hazy deep coppery ruby colored with a 2-finger khaki head. Aroma of floral fruity hops, bready malt, black pepper, mango, caramel malt. Tastes tropical fruity at first, yielding to a bready floral slightly funky spicy malt/hop dichotomy, with some finishing black pepper and I dare say saisony floral spicy notes.Very rich palate, complex, and smooth. Well done again by one of the worlds premier brewers.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Coppery orange. Lathery dollop of white foam adheres nicely. Sherbety nose is lined with hay dust, grass, and apricot. Airy esters invigorate the olfactory senses. Background notes of asprin and herbs. Carbonation deposits a foamy film on the palate, while a hard, toniclike edge scrubs the palate. Soggy hops greet the palate, but a firm grassy bitterness arises to match the suppler peach notes. Malt displays a hint of toasted hay and caramel characteristics, but remains secondary to the forceful bitterness. Nary a hint of juiciness to combat or absorb the abundance of dirty hop flavors. A highly unappealing chalky/aspirin element also manages to compound the unrefined nature of the hops. Bitterness remains robust throughout, steadily intensifying but hardly improving, with notes of orange peels and peach skin. Overripe grapefruit imparts an inordinate amount of sweetness and sogginess. Finishes peppery and grassy with herbal accents (lemon verbena, sage) coupled with a firm but lapsing malt sweetness. This needs a lot of work, mostly in the hop department, as the hops lack cleanliness and explosiveness. Its also quite yeasty. Some simplification of the recipe would probably do the trick, as the hops are quite crowded.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12851) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, pine, orange and flora. Flavor of malt and juicy hops. Good thrist quencher, easy drinker!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2300) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Bottle. Poured a tarnished copper with a thick, foamy off white head. Aroma of citrus, hops. Very hoppy in the mouth, with a touch of caramel. Finish that lastes for six minutes, Drink this cool, in a pint or demi-litre glass. This is a tropical weight session IPA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
w0nderb0b (6) - Lacey, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006 does not count
I love hops, that alone makes me love this beer. its way out of balance and over hoped but i like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 24, 2006
12 oz. Pours a light amber, small head, medium to high carbonation, and tons of lacing. Strong grassy notes and citrus sting the nose. It goes done oily with a big hop hit, floral notes and of course, citrus. There is a strange bitterness burn that is left in the back of your mouth, not typical of a well balanced IPA. Overall, not bad, but definitely better NW IPAs out there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Hoppy, creamy, fruity aroma; nice. Beautiful, red, murky, reddish amber. Beautiful, sheet lace, frothy. Appearance doesnt get better than this. I really like the stronghop. No harshness. A tad light. Not outstanding, but really good. A little harsh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2008 Tastes very similar to quail springs, but a crap ton more hops added. Very bitter, almost too bitter in my opinion, doesnt balance well. Quail springs was a easily drinkable IPA, but I guess they felt the pressure of the massive hopped PNW IPA trend so this was born. Lightly sweet up front, caramel and light fruitiness. Finish has a strong bitterness with a mass of citrus hops. Very creamy body and grapefruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2006
(07.26.06) 12 oz brown bottle from Liquid Solutions. 6.8% ABV. Best by 9/12/06. Lot 082EG. Hoppy malty aroma. Poured hazy amber with medium white head. No discernable carbonation. Medium bodied ale that starts with light malt sweetness and mouth blasting citrus (grapefruit) hop flavors. Hop bitterness increases in intensity in the middle. Finished with lingering hop bitterness. Somewhat unbalanced with very little malt foundation to support giant hop presence. Tastes like concentrated hop tea. Hop heads take note.


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