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RATINGS: 675   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Uncivilized and aggressive this west coast styled IPA packs wicked hop flavors and aroma. Savage amounts of Simcoe, Columbus, and Cascade hops define this brews signature pine and citrus notes. Try with our smoked wings in the Killer sauce and run the risk of a shrunken head!

Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner 2010 & Bronze Medal Winner 2011! Brewing News National IPA Challenge Champion 2010 & 2012. Bistro’s West Coast IPA Gold Medal 2009 & Honorable Mention 2010. Draft Magazine’s Top 25 Beers in the World 2009, Silver Medal at the 2012 World Beer Cup in the American IPA Category. 2014 World Beer Cup Silver Medal.

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4.4
Kllrfn (2) - - SEP 18, 2013 does not count
So much hoppy goodness. Nose is floral and sweet. Taste is strongly hopped with simcoe and Columbus. Bitter finish, light dry mouthfeel. Would and will drink again

4.2
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
It’s golden orange in color, with what looks like a somewhat thin body (thank to the fast-rising carbonation) and an off-white head. For some reason this doesn’t look like it should smell as robust with hops as it does. Strong, stiff aromas of pine, fresh, herbal citrus, and a faint whisper of resin rule the roost, with light caramel malts really taking a back seat. It’s well-balanced for such a hop-forward beer. It’s so delicious in the nose that it almost smells like candy. I don’t want to stop smelling it. I’m not so disappointed that I had to stop smelling it to take a drink, though, because the beer is freaking awesomer in the mouth. Those sticky, fresh, potent, almost candy-like sweet and resinous, piney hops pummel the taste buds as soon as you open your mouth. This is so generously hopped, and the relative thin and non-competing malt body doesn’t get in the way. In fact, it’s very complimentary. The flavor, as is the aroma, is also addictive. If you hadn’t already guessed. Although a good amount of bitterness rears its head in the finish, it’s extremely tolerable for the amount of hops flavor that it showcases. And man, that bitterness is addictive. Hmm... this seems to be a recurring theme. It’s just strong enough to make you respect it, but just tame enough to make you want more right away. What an awesome IPA. Another great beer, and brewery, out of Ohio!

4.5
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Had on tap, very delicious. Aroma was light bit good. First taste very smooth and nice fruity notes.

4.1
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle from Proof. Deep orange color with a small white head. Lots if tropical fruit hoppiness in the nose, pineapple, peaches and mangos with a touch of malt sweetness. Flavor is pretty similar with nice prickly carbonation with a nice finishing bitterness. Pretty tasty stuff.

4
jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Pours an amber color with a finger of white head that lingers and leaves lacing.hoppy floral aroma and taste that matches. A good beer

3.9
sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2013
12oz bottle from Tim and Dan. Thanks! Pours a clear, amber color with a big white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, mango. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, some hay, pine hops, grass, orange, mango, with a clean, pine, bitter hop finish that lingers for a while. A very good, very complex single IPA.

3.8
BelgianBeerGal (4068) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Draft sample at JJ’s. Really nice IPA that does not beat you over the head with bitterness and offers some really juicy, fruity notes. Well made.

4.3
Bengibbs6 (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Sediment floats throughout- pieces of hops? Amazing- nice and heady without the metallic bitterness sometimes involved with a beer this hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
12oz Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Kevin. Plastic, bubblegum, and cat pee aroma are distinctly Simcoe oriented. Sure, it gets a little tropical and piney, but it’s too much. Flavors are more subdued and integrated and I really like the mix of pale malt and juicy hop flavor. It’s clean and smooth with the hoppiness, lacking any of the roughness, but I’m just not digging the hop flavor profile. A bit boozy.

4.4
DuffMan (10436) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Bottle, courtesy of b3shine and another bottle by Sammy via a separate trade. Thanks guys! Bright orange body, tight lightly gold-tinted head. Very aromatic nose, perfumey ruby grapefruit, lush tropical fruits, hint of eucalyptus. Gorgeous aroma! The palate is awash in fresh flavourful hop character, with sweet grapefruit standing out among a veritable fruitbowl of tropical fruits. There is a hint of mint in there too. The malts are just a hair sweeter than biscuit/cracker character, so the hops really are the star here. The body and the bitterness are austere enough that drinkability reaches dangerous proportions. Fantastic! So glad I have another bottle of this!


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