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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep amber-colored ale with a light smoky aroma balancing subtle floral hop notes. At 8% abv, a full malty backbone and dank hoppy bitterness intertwine with its complex, smokey body to pair very favorably with grilled foods.

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3.8
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2014
440mL Can. Pours clear copper with a big white head and a nice floral/perfume like aroma with notes of sherbet + burnt smokey notes once think head starts to fade. Bitter resinous bitter hit straight of the bat with a sweet citrus follow and burnt bacon on the back end.

3.2
mcberko (19227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller San Francisco, pours a clear golden orange with a medium beige / tan head. Aroma is quite fruity, with resinous hops, some tropical fruits, and fruity caramel malt. Flavour is rather dry and woody, bringing out wet wood, some cardboard, piney hops, and dry woody malts. Unusually woody for a IIPA, but the flavours mesh well enough, leaving no residual sugars. Competent IIPA, just nothing special.

3.7
mar (5446) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Light amber, white head. Light smoke, grapefruit, bitter, and sticky. Easy palate, bitter, resin, sticky finish.

3.4
Bartzilla (624) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Pretty well balanced IPA. Not getting a big smoke smell or flavor like some have reported. Then again, I skipped the glass and and guzzling straight off the pipe. That said, my appearance rating is for the sweet looking can, which basically looks like Southern California going up in flames. Is this really 8%? So far, I’ve liked all the offerings from these folks. This is extremely quaffable. Weird bite at the end, which is pretty tasty. Dry finish.

3.8
bhensonb (15871) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Can from Bine & Vine. Aroma of floral hop, but it’s a bit strange. Med body. Flavor is floral, and then there’s clearly smoke. More smoke than seems reasonable? The malt is supportive, but I’m thinking Brewdog Paradox here. Or maybe that German brewery that only does smoked. Well, I’m getting used to it, it’s pretty tasty after all, and I think it will go well with my personally prepared mustard chicken (on the barby). Still, it took a different sort of mind to come up with this. Good result tho.

3.5
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Can. Pours a clear, orange color with a thick frothy head. Hoppy head with a nice grapefruit finish. Tangy taste with some hops. Nothing spectacular but an OK IPA.

3.9
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
From can to glass! Pour a gold color with a light head. Aroma is grapefruit. Taste is hoppy with a nice malt backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
ajtrupp (340) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2013
I really like the malts and hops combo, with the hops taking over in a big way at the finish. Bonus points for coming from a can. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
jbeatty (1263) - New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
16 oz can, thanks to the esteemed Mr. Dan F, 10/26/2013. Pours amber, fluffy white head which dies to leave a thin layer over the surface, soapy sticky lacing clinging to the glass. Aroma is moderately sweet caramel malts with citrus hops, orange essence and floral piney edge with smoky overtones near the finish. Taste is sweet caramel blending nicely with orange, grapefruit, smoke contributing in a bitter, dry piney finish, almost somewhat of a charred character. Medium body, full and smooth, fairly drinkable. Mixed with the hop bitterness the smoke effect is subtle, but an interesting layer. Decent.

3.9
Ibrew2or3 (8860) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2013
16oz can pours, wait, what? Smoked IPA? Interesting. It pours with a clear copper body that has pervasive golden hues and supports a thin near white head. The modest aroma offers up some citrus hops, sweet malts and if I didn’t know any better I’d say no smokiness but there is a faint rauch malt thing going on well off in the background. The taste has pleasing malt sweetened citrus hoppiness flowing into an intriguing mix of resiny pine hops, spicy wood and a light peaty smokiness around the edges. Nice. The smoke and peat like sensation build some into the finish. If you’re gonna do a smoked IPA this seems to attain a nice balance where a nice IPA hoppiness is up front and a subtle smokiness and wood is in the back. I dig it. I like the citrus hop flavor, resiny pine to spicy wood notes and mild smokiness. Well done.


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