overall
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47
style
RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 103   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We hit this full bodied IPA with “nookie” four times during the brewing process to give this ale its trademark Chinook hop character. We then “dry nookied” this flavorful ale to further enhance its grapefruit and pine aroma.
O.G. 15.1

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3.5
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
This poured a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma was citrus Hood. Flavor was similar, earthy and a little dirty.
Earlier Rating: 5/23/2010 Total Score: 3.2
This poured a bright orange/amber color with an off white head. Aroma was bittering hops and some light citrus notes, also some toasted pale malts as well. Flavor was well balanced malt and hops, but certainly nothing to make this one stand out as a bitter/good IPA, easy drinker though.

3.9
can8ianben (1583) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Just delicious. Big bold citrus aroma upfront with a pleasant hop bitterness through out. Balanced well with malt sweetnes . Really tasty.

3.7
dwm1034 (785) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2014
DRAFT at Fat Head in Pittsburgh...drawn from a cask via pump....interesting to get used to via pump and room temp....Great fresh hop aroma, piney, herbal, and spicy....initial taste also spicy....very tasty.

3.4
HoppyScallywag (339) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Nice hoppy beer. A little bit of a sweet start but it calls quickly. I would get it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
ColovianTrader (464) - - SEP 27, 2014
I really like this one. Citrus hops, oranges, sweet caramel, clean grains and hints of pine. Nice medium body. Not as dry as most IPAs.

3.7
Darkmagus82 (2303) - - SEP 7, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-7-13-

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a very hazy orange amber color with a one finger white head. The head has good retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma was big of a citrus grapefruit hop mixed with some sweeter tropical and lighter fruit flavors. The tropical fruits were a mix of tangerine, papaya and mango with the lighter fruits being more of a peach and apricot aroma. A light pine and sugary aroma are mixed with these producing an overall fruity and hoppy smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter fruit flavor of tangerine mixed with a bit of lightly roasted malt flavor. A grapefruit hop flavor is present right up front. It starts out of moderate strength and gets stronger as the flavors advance. Tropical fruit flavors begin coming to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. These however are mostly overshadowed by the hop flavors due to the grapefruit getting stronger as well as an arrival of an earthy and pine hop taste more toward the end. In the end a very grapefruit hop and moderately fruity (but lighter in comp to the hop flavor) is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly thinner side for a IPA of its 6.2% abv with a carbonation level that is rather average. Fairly decent overall for the big hoppy and fruit flavors of the brew all while keeping it nice and easy drinking.

Overall – A fairly citrus hoppy but still pretty easy drinking IPA. Well worth a try.

3.5
bkurtz (1137) - LITHUANIA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours a hazy golden with an average head for style. Nice aromas of citrus and pine. Full malt flavor with citrus and slight bitterness. Refreshing, well made beer.

3.4
drsordr (2885) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle pour copper orange. Nose dank hop, some papaya. Tatse mild bitter up front, then some generic sweetness with not as much fruit character as the nose. Good mouth feel. Bitter finish.

3.7
TheJester (2543) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
355 mL bottle. Pours translucent copper-orange with a small, slightly off-white head. Appealing aroma of citrus, pineapple, a touch of resin, and a touch of spice. The flavour is not exactly balanced, but there is a nice underlying malty, caramelly backbone to prevent this from being one-dimensional hop juice. Chinook is a lovely hop, and it is well utilized here. Bitterness is nice through the mouth, but fades fairly quickly. Body could be bigger. But overall, a very appealing, drinkable IPA.

3.9
njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip glass a hazy a deep amber. Aroma was lighter than most American IPA’s mild grapefruit and malt. The taste is different than many with the grapefruit coming at the sip and getting pine late and trough the finish but it has a nice malt note that I think adds a nice smoothness and some caramel. Body is full and there is a small alcohol note in the finish but overall a nice drinker, well done


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