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RATINGS: 674   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. Bistroís West Coast IPA Gold Medal 2009 & Honorable Mention 2010. Draft Magazineís 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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4.1
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Nice sticky citrus and dank hop nose, very juicy. Taste is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, lots of pine and citrus juice and rind, very tropical, light honey and floral hops.

3.9
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle thanks to GT. Pours a clear pale orange with a thin white head. Funky, piny, resinous hops aroma Taste is very dry and bitter. Just a the tiniest bit of sweetness. Lots of pine, and citrus and maybe a bit of pingent oniony hops. Very nice beer.

3.2
obguthr (6295) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Moderately strong orange peel nose. Hazy amber, thin head. Whole orange flavor, finishes with distinct bitter orange peel. Straightforward and well made Lacks nuance.

4.1
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tullip shaped glass. Pours a nice copper orange color with a soft white head that lasts a decent while. Aroma is of floral, pine, and citrus. Flavor has a nice smooth bitter backround. Initial notes is sweet, floral but melds into a nice bitterness of average duration. Mouthfeel is moderate with decent maybe above average carbonation. This is a solid IPA I would drink again.

4.1
jsquire (4420) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Amber color out of the bottle with a sticky white head. Great fresh hop nose of pineapple and orange zest. Thick hop candy flavors with orange marmalade, canned pineapple and manderine orange notes. Sweet sticky mouthfeel. Long hop resin and red grapefruit rind bitterness in the finish. Really nice, sticky hop head beer. I felt more like a IIPA.

4.2
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2012
On tap - light orange in color. Strong citrus hops aromas. Fantastic flavor. This has to be the best beer in Ohio! I love it!

3.9
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 355mL mega fresh bottle thanks to Dan! Pours a clear, filtered, no bottle refermentation (good) amber/orange. Larger, large bubbled, semi rocky meringue foam. Excellent retention. Widely spaced, webby lacing. Nose is soft butterscotch, lemon detergent (volatile), thick orange gummies. Taste is super rich butterscotch, restrained orange and grapefruit peel, mild pine sap, maple, sweet orange syrup. Palate is very bitter, nutty, some walnut/Brazil nut, mild spruce tips. Very rich, quenching, fairly aggressive. 10/2/2012 7/4/8/5/15=3.9

355mL second mega fresh bottle from Dan. Letís try this again. Pours with a better, rockier, sheen, buttermilk head. Big retention and better, complete lacing. Nose has no off flavors, more peaches and cream, pineapple, vanilla. Taste is very West Coast in profile reminding me of Sculpin and Alesmith IPA up front, but finishing much more aggressively bitter with mega spruce tip and pine sap. Delicious. Palate is a bit too sharply bitter moving to slight sawdust. The aroma is quite inviting. Very nice stuff. Easy to love. Glad I got some extra bottles. 10/3/2012 8/4/8/3/16=3.9

4.8
MarkSachon (1010) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle from my neighbor Bob - thanks! Probably the best IPA Iíve had in a long time and certainly worthy of the praise afforded from other sources. The creamy finish goes down well and nicely balances the citrus aftertaste. No hop bite here.

3.9
AdamChandler (4977) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Enjoyed in a snifter. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a 4 finger pillowy white head. Dominant nose of Simcoe and Cascade. Very piney on the nose. Taste is pretty chewy. This is a DIPA not an IPA. It has a solid malt back bone, lots of piney cone and pine resin taste. Pretty sweet and still quite drinkable.

3.9
beernbourbon (1590) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2012 Bottle thnks to beerman6686, Thanks Dan! Pour is clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is citrus hop burst with a hint of pine hop and caramel malt. The aroma is big and clean with with grapefruit and pineapple notes dominating. Flavor is clean and slightly spicy up front. Some black pepper noted first. Next, clean citrus hop notes with hints of pine hops come though. The malt is subtle but more prevalent in the finish. Not much sweetness at all. More of a dry biscuit malt. Overall, the palate and the flavor profile is more subtle than the aroma led me to believe. Easy to drink.


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