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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 57   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rumor has it this beer is the favorite of a former U.S. President. An IPA with big hops bitterness bumping against three varieties of 2 row barley malt goodness. A fan favorite.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle courtesy of ericandernavy. Decent citrus ipa aroma. Copper body with off white head. Flavor is of what you would expect some citrus but at times seemed little watered down. Good on the palate, just wish flavor was like aroma. Thanks eric.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2009
This reminds me a lot of Sierra Nevada Torpedo... the only thing missing is the aroma... Nice malty body, with a really well balanced hop profile... mostly american c hops here. Pretty smooth stuff, with a clean palate

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Cloudy dark amber-orange with bubbly off-white head and some nice lacing. Aroma of very slight citrus and sweet toasted malt. Very hard to detect much here. Semi-sweet toasted malts grapple with citrus hop bitterness. Unfortunately the sweetness wins until the aftertaste when some spicy bitterness is evident. I really dont like sweet IPAs. Moderate carbonation, medium body. Does not have the kind of dry finish I expect from an IPA. While not really bad, I am not a fan of sweet IPAs.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (11161) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Bottle from a beer of the month pack. Pours rust with a creamy golden head. Aroma has light hop notes bring out a combination of a flora and a citrus (orange) notes. Flavor has three hop flavors, starts with floral hops, transfers to more citrus hops, and finishes with an earthy note.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (3055) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Thanks to Ian for hooking me up with Arkansas! Pours a light amber with a thick off white head. Citrus hop aroma. Fairly balanced hop taste with a good malt base. Just ok.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Beer of the Month Club - Unpleasant aroma. Even more unpleasant aftertaste. Its kind of like getting acupuncture on your tongue using pepper sticks. Call me an Oregon beer snob, but its about what I expected.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Thanks Cavie! Honey yellow pour. Nose is sweet with a little citrus and a pound of butter substitute. Flavor is stale hops, a bit peppery and sap. Thin in the mouth and astringent on the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (4642) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2009
August BOTM. Clear orange pour. Some sweet hops on the nose but also a bit tart. Taste is a little stale. Not sure how old the bottle is. Some hops but flavor edges out quickly. Finish is a light dry but taps the back of the throat.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fsbw21086 (481) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Excellent IPA. Full flavor, full bodied and enjoyable to drink. Nice subtle citrus notes and complexity that make this a really well done IPA. I also get a buttery flavor that was quite different than other IPAs. Drank it straight out of the bottle and enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2009
poured a nice copper hue with a nice frothy white head that had good retention. Aroma had a pleasant pine note mix with a typical citrus note too it. There was a subtle almost grainy note to the aroma it was slightly offsetting but not significantly Flavor had a good hop profile and was fairly balanced out with sweet malt notes. Finish was full as was the palate.


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