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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Family always comes first. Just when you thought that your poor tongue couldnt stand any more humulus lupulus, The Sister comes home to prove you wrong. Using the same unbreakable malt backbone of The Brother to balance out a truckload of Calypso and Bravo hops, The Sister weighs in at approximately a billion IBUs.

Down & Dirty: 2-Row, Wheat, Vienna & Dextrapils malts with Amarillo, Columbus, Cascade, Chinook, Calypso & Bravo hops. 8.5% ABV

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (4328) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2017
Pour is a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is a real nice citrus and maybe some pineapple fruitiness. Flavor is again a nice citrus rind fruit with bitterness for days. Grapefruit and orange peel. The bitterness will pull the enamel off your teeth. No sweet malt to get in the way of the hops, this thing is tasty and a IBU assault.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (3436) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2017
12oz can much thanks to andrewje41! Pours a chill hazed dark orange color with a small frothy white head. Aroma of orange marmalade, grapefruit, citrus skins, sweet malts, and hints of pine. Taste of bitter pine, old oranges, caramel malt, aspirin, and loads of citrus pith. Aroma is the winner here

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (1188) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2017
Tap from the source in Seattle. Sitting on the patio while a shower passes through. Quintessential Seattle. Golden orange hue with about a quarter finger white head. Nose is citrus...almost a citrus oil characteristic. Taste is big and assertive with aggressive citrus rind bitterness. A bit of tropical fruit. Oily mouthfeel...resin. Not a lot of sweetness or balance. Basically trying to be a hoppy imperial IPA without interest in appealing to the masses. This sister isnt a sibling Im very proud of...like she joined a religious cult and turned a little crazy but you still love her because shes your sister. Look for other Fremont options.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (759) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 8, 2017
Pours golden, with a nice white head. Aroma of hops, taste is rich and complex, with a very nice alcohol kick.. Thumbs up.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (6300) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2017
On tap at Hops & Pie. Clear golden appearance with a white head. Aroma of zesty hops, grains, tropical fruit and light citrus. Similar flavor, adding medium to heavy hop bitterness and minimal malt sweetness with a dry, lingering finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1167) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Aromas of orange zest, butterscotch, vanilla, tropical fruits, pineapple, tangerine, caramel, biscuit malt and resin. Pours a bright gold with a thin white foam and moderate lacing. Taste brings pleasant bitterness, fresh hops, citrus, lemon juice, pineapple, tangerine, mango, melon and butterscotch upfront. Mid palate offers more herbs, pines, resin, hop oils, earth, leaf and tree sap notes. Finishes harshly bitter with residual hop oils and a great caramel, light malt extract, bready malt base. Overall, a very solid IPA worth seeking out.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14966) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Can from CraftShack. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is very hoppy. Very complicated - tropicals, citrus, floral and more. Med + body. Flavor is earthy/malty with tropical, citrus, floral hops and more. Not wholly dry, and it seems somewhat astringent. A very different IPA, but it satisfies my hop addiction. Might be a hint of heat managing to fight its way through the hops. Its not at all harsh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3563) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2017
12 oz can. Pours a clear amber with lightish head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, candied fruit and resin. Flavors of tropical fruit, rubber, spicy resin, pine and sweet malts. Very nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2017
spicy aroma, with resin & caramel. clear yellow, slightly green. with moderate white head. light & dry flavor, a little resin, a little lime and alcohol. clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (6013) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Chucks 85th, Seattle. White cream, mostly clear yellow-orange. Tasty, simple pine citrus dipa nose. Clean, big, tasty but also simple flavors on the body. Resin sweet finish. Fairly bitter. Nice, classic style.


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