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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The next beer in our summer “sun” series that began with Sunspot IPA. This beer is brewed in the aggressive IPA style with Columbus hops accentuating a malt blend featuring Munich and Honey malts for a full malt flavor.

Available in 22oz Bottles and Draught

ABV 6% IBUs: 80

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3.2
That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Not much nose. Some nice hops, some emptiness, some poop. Flavor is very nice and smooth, with a great hop presence and a nice malt backbone. Nothing incredible here, but it’s easy to drink and pretty tasty.

3.2
jake65 (3695) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle: Hazy copper pour with a finger of creamy beige head. Lots of sticky, weblike lacing. Aroma is sweet enough, a bit malty and citrusy with a subtle amount of florals. The florals come through much stronger in the taste, but not intense by any means. Somewhat dry and unfinished. Still ok, but I had much higher hopes for this...

3.2
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2009
22 oz bottle from Thriftway - Pours with a big, frothy head. Nice caramel color. Disappointing flavor, though. Tastes a bit like a hopped up Coors Light.

3.2
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Pours cloudy orange with a short off white head. Aroma is citrusy and somewhat chalky, maybe vegetal. Perhaps infection? Flavor is very bitter and chalky dry. Strong and weird. Light to medium bodied, generous carbonation.

3.2
jgb9348 (6258) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Nice light copper coloured body with orange highlights and a thinnish look, with a very thin tan head on top. Aroma of fresh hops, grapefruits, pine and a touch of malt. Light-bodied; Very mild flavour for the smell being so strong - hops come out first but a touch of malt and spice at the end lend nicely to the overall enjoyment. Aftertaste is mild, only a bit of hops left, and mostly malt and some light citrus. Overall, a good beer - perhaps more of an APA, but I’m not complaining, because I’d prefer this to any Imperial IPA any day of the week. I sampled this beer on draught at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, Colorado on 14-February-2010.

3.2
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010
Name: Grandsun of Spot
Date: January 09, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Liquid Solutions
Appearance: hazy orange, fine dirty white head, lotsof sticky lace
Aroma: pale malt aroma with a touch of sweet crystal, floral hops with a drying earthyness
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of citrus and earthy hops, just a hint of crystal sweetness, big bitterness leaves a long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.2
Sledutah (7534) - Utah, USA - MAY 11, 2010
22oz bottle from the State Store
Appearance: Hazy amber with a small off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Pine and sweet malts
Taste: Pine resin, grapefruit, sweet malts and hop bitterness in the finish
A nice IPA, but too sweet for me.

3.1
BeerFanDan17 (1120) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 8, 2009
A nice IPA. I was hoping for a bit more hops or spice, but mostly floral in nature. Nice malt balance though.

3.1
humulushound (244) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2009
Amber IPA with a small white head. Aroma is pine and citrus hops with light honey malt. Taste combines hop and malt character but lacks complexity - some orange and pine hops with honey malt but really doesn’t express the range or depth of hop character that I would expect. Finish is clean and balanced with some bitter hop character. Good beer but doesn’t compete well with many other craft IPAs.

3.1
notalush (5878) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Man, this is some seriously bitter stuff - at first, the bitterness is pleasant, but their grapefruit and orange pith character becomes hard to bear after a while, especially since the malts are semi-dry and biscuity - we need some stickier malt to balance all this dry bitterness out - a bit toasty, earthy and grainy - the underlying elements are enjoyable, but the bitterness just squashes it.


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