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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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This is yet another variation on a hep-centric pale ale. What makes this straw-hued sipper different than any other pale ale weve ever done is its almost total lack of caramel malt flavor; this purposeful "thinness" means the hops (and their flowery aromas) shine through, like a nugget of gold in a gravel riverbed. Four different varieties of hops were used (Simcoe, Amarillo, Columbus and Ahtanum) in this 7.3% "West Coast" style IPA.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
West coast IPA. This has to be a sick joke. Buttery and watery, I cant believe that there are even hops in it.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (4160) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2011
It poured an amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was decent hops. The taste was very hoppy and some citrus. A decent beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (2378) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2011
On tap at Hilldale location. Pale amber in color. Mostly grapefruit and citrus-type hops in the nose. Just enough of a caramel backbone to balance the grapefruit hop flavor and bitterness. Very crisp and clean. Bitterness sticks to the end and beyond. Very easy drink.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2009
On tap at the Hilldale location: Poured a bright clear amber colour with a large fluffhead. Aroma is instantly fresh with lotsa hops. Very floral very piney, everything you imagine from an IPA. How this isnt an imp. I have no idea. Wicked astringent, chewy like mouthfeel. Hopped to the max and very citrusy. Despite that lack of malt character, it really has a sweet bitter undertone. Really nice beer.


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