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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This West Coast/Rocky Mountain-style India Pale Ale is back-hopped for a more intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma without the balance of caramel malts like our Midwest-style Baldock IPA. It has medium-high alcohol content, high fruity, floral and citrus-like American-varietal hop character, deep golden color and medium maltiness.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1605) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2017
A nice beer with significant malt. Enough hops to make it a nice ipa especially in the finish. It lacks the big aromatics up front to make it a California style. Golden color but no head or lacing

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7288) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a dark golden color with a large foamy white head that lingered and left excellent lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy with pine and lemon notes. The flavor was sweetish and yeasty with pine, lemon and pepper. Long finish with lingering sweet pine. Moderately full bodied. Solid.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
cheap (5579) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Tap Hollywood Gardens. Pale yellow. Nose is mild hop perfume laced with female BO. Thick viscous mouth coating & rude. Terribly on style. Yes, long, chewing on green grapefruit rinds, finish. What else can be said? Whew. Every-time I think Im getting used to IPA, a really on style one like this sets me back again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2770) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Can. Pours a fairly clean and clear gold with a big, sudsy head. Aromas are largely floral and soapy with a hint of honey. Flavor is way too sweet with a gunky hops profile that just doesnt work. Kind of juicy fruit and floral hops without enough backbone or bite to make this seem anything other than flabby. This one isnt for me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (13172) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2016
12 ounce can from The Malt Shoppe, 9/11/16. This is starting out just like the last one that had infection issues. About half the can poured and a 4.5 finger head. Clear copper, tan head, huge, good retention. Aroma of toasted malts, earthy and floral hops. The taste is floral, citrus hops, doughy malt, mandarin oranges and a hint of umami. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernesto987 (5832) - Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2016
draft. Typical 2008 west coast IPA meets Dog fish head 90 min IPA. Overly sweet and bitter. Not much else. Amber pour. Thick body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (1880) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Can/Fest. A- Pine, caramel. A- Copper color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Caramel, pine. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- Meh. Too much caramel malty backbone and only compliment with some pine bitterness. Not very exciting.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14060) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Can poured a clear amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of caramel, yeast, fruitiness and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, fruitiness and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MetalNHopHead (1697) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Destihls Vertex seems like the modern IPA in every respect. Golden color with creamy suds up top. Lemon, floral hops, light bread, grass, and basil aromas. It all carries nicely into the flavor profile with plenty of cracker-like malt and earthy hops. A crisp yet balanced feel. Tasty stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (562) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Pours slightly hazy golden and bubbling with a nice foamy white head. Pleasant aroma of dank citrus hops and caramel. Taste is high and tight with grapefruit citrus and dry bitterness. Very balanced and drinkable. I quite like this IPA - above average.


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