RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
Hop heads beware, this is a big beer! Brewed with five malts including chocolate but balanced nicely with 3 different American style hops Sterling (bittering) Amarillo (Flavor & Aroma) and Cascade (Flavor & Aroma) that give this beer a nice spicy hop bittering and flavor profile with a big floral aroma.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3oz on tap at the brewpub, during my stay in STL for RBSG. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head, leaves bits of lace. Nice orange citrus hop nose. Light grassiness and floral hop. Moderate bready malt. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, crisp lighter carbonation. Light slick. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet. Solid, impressive balanced IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (5097) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Draft in a sampler. Dark amber. Off white head. Very hoppy with lots of citrus. Medium body. Flavor is dominated by hops and there is a bitter finish. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gregwilsonstl (2342) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Light amber. Below average Ipa. Poor balance between hops and malt. Pretty disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (2157) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Served a nice copper color with a decent head that faded to nice lacing. Aroma is a mixture of citrus and pine with a hint of grain. Flavor is a nice tart citrus with a bit of sweetness and a nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, crisp and refreshing. Has a nice balance, not overpowering like some IPAs. very enjoyable not overly hopped. Goes good with a meal or by itself.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9847) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Draft sample at St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival 2011. Pours a clear amber-gold color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of grassy hops, pale malts, straw, and butterscotch. Flavor of grassy and floral hops, pale and caramel malts, straw, and light citrus peel. Light-bodied, with average carbonation. This IPA comes across more like an APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (6228) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Pours amber/copper with a moderate sized off-white head. The aroma is a bit faint with some hops, caramel malt and a hint of butter. Medium body with some semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts out with lots of roasty malt, some diacetyl, dry caramel, spicy/earthy hops and some astringency. The finish is a bit soapy and has some piny hops added to the taste. Okay, but it is not nearly hop forward enough for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (4094) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Tasted from a sampler. Poured clear copper color with an average white frothy head. Moderate citrus hop aroma. Medium body and medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable brew that met my expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2010
(draught at brewpub) very dark copper/amber with off white head and nice lace. Aroma of pine with some floral hops. Flavor is also mostly pine and some citrus with a distinct malt backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Tasted 7/18/10. Growler from the Brewpub. Filtered and very dark for its style. Off-white head. Aromas of dark, rustic breads and piney hops. On the lighter side of full bodied and very bitter. Dark, resinous, sticky hops. The hops abound, with the toasty, caramel malts taking a backseat. Good body and wonderful drinkability (three of us and the growler was empty in 30 minutes). Good finish and definitely my favorite of the bunch! Solid and a staple when visiting the family!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (6548) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Draft pint at the brewpub. Mahogoney brown, an unexpected visual. No head. Malty aroma. Rich caramel malt foundation topped with an almost tart citric bite. More ESB like to me but drinkable. (#3937, 7/3/2010)

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