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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A far cry from our original IPA, The Hitchhiker is a big floral/citrus American IPA. Aromas and flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, and tangerines take center stage with a tad bit of caramel malt backbone to balance just a bit. A very dry finish with hops flavors lingering...this one is for the hopheads.

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3.4
chinchill (5024) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2017
12 oz can with a 2017 date stamp. Pours with hazy amber-apricot colored body topped by an off-white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Aroma: hops at a medium level for an IPA. Dank and fruity with hints of citrus and flowers. Flavor: dank and fruity with citrus and other tropical fruit notes. Feel: medium body with soft, medium carbonation. Overall: decent, with a high ABV that is not apparent.

3.4
drowland (8758) - Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2017
5/6/17. On tap at Craft on Draft. Dark orange pour with a small khaki head. Light pine aroma, some citrus, caramel. Light pine flavor, mild bitterness, citrus, caramel. Eh.

3.8
nearbeer (5422) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2017
12 oz. canned 03/07/2017 is a bit of a gusher. Pours a foggy orange with a humongous foam that slowly settles to two inches of sponge. Crisp nose of resinous herb, citrus zest and toast supported by an undercurrent of honey and caramel. Flavor is the same mix plus a bit of garlic in the long finish. Near-medium body has a drinkable balance but is almost flat. I love low carbonation, but this one needs a little of the CO2 that fluffed up the gigantic head to stay in solution. This is a tasty brew that could be awesome without the CO2 issue. Same session update: second can had the opposite CO2 issues of the first, with an even-tempered head but then too much flare-up in the mouthfeel. Perplexing and annoying, yet still a tasty IPA...

3.9
drfabulous (7948) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 24, 2017
Draught at The Filling Station. Nice deep orange pour with hops bitterness and some citrus. Well done.

3.9
sawbuck (734) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2017
On tap at Cosmos.... love this joint. Aroma of fresh pine. Nice golden color. Semi sweet malt up front. Thick pine flavors. Bitterness if firm but cuts in on a nice pace. Finish is fresh pine, bitterness and some alcohol burn.

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oobawa (1409) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2017
Solid big hoppy IPA, a fun trip through the IBU wilderness. Aroma gives up massive chunks of grapefruit and tangerine and pine, and the pour is nice as well, slightly hazed amber-gold underneath a fluffy pillow of foam and modest lacing. Taste hits first with a semisweet citrus salad hop burst, tangerine and grapefruit marmalade slathered on bread, caramel undertones adding a necessary sweetness. Pine pops up in the middle, and the finish begins a prolonged IBU attack, clingy and resinous, floral hops melding with herb and a dry-as-a-bone bitter fade. Thick, juicy mouthfeel adds to the sticky, persistent hoppy back end. Very good bitter bomb.

3.7
Cybercat (5838) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Can. Pours somewhat hazy amber with a thick, frothy eggshell head. Aroma features resiny hops, rather strong, riding a note of tart citrus. Bold flavor delivers a strong resiny and bitter hop tone that has woody and tart orange notes in supporting roles. Mouthfeel presents good body, nice fizz, and a resiny finish. Pick up this hitchhiker! Come to think of it, though I’ve made several long road trips in the past couple years - one from Atlanta to San Diego, and back - I’ve seen only one or two hitchhikers. Looks as though they are going extinct.

3.6
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a dry finish.

3.4
kerenmk (4768) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 22, 2016
On tap at Good People Brewpub, AL, 2.5.16. Clear gold. Strawberry, bubblegum, floral, candy aroma, bitter and a little bit of onion and dry taste. Fruity, candy undertones, medium body and quite fizzy.

2.9
Aggiebob (1134) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2015
Draft. Golden color with little head. Little nose and a medium hoppy taste. Medium bitterness.


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