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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vallejo, an India Pale Ale we brewed with coastal spirit. This 6.7% hop crasher sharply dives into the very deep waters of bitter beers.

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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Thanks for the Growler guys! Aroma is killer! Maybe the best or 2nd best nose Ive had on a HA. Simcoe and Nelson play so nice together! Flavor is bright, mostly piney simcoe, with a touch of grapey nelson, somewhat hollow finish, ultra dry, moderately bitter, crazy good as is, but would be even better at 5% ABV in the summer heat! Excellent work here.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3821) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2017
Can late night. Orangey golden pour. Nose isntropical fruits. Tastes of guava, passion fruit, pine, lemons. Not too sweet or sickly fruity. Easy drinking.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phranq (149) - - APR 21, 2017
Really nice sweet mango and pineapple in the nose. Pours hazy golden. Same tastes as aroma. Mild and balanced. Really nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (590) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2017
Tasted from a pint can. It poured a hazy golden hue with a white head. Deliciously fruity, citrus hop and pine aroma. Bitter hop taste with a bit of pineapple and citrus. A nice Pineapple Express 4.20 rating to complement to my 4/20 celebration. And have I mentioned... Chicago puts out some damn good IPAs!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14027) - Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2017
16oz can. Large off-white head atop clear straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, some peach, tangerine. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/resin, grapefruit, some orange, light peach. Medium body, some resin, nicely drinkable.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cmongillo (2) - USA - APR 14, 2017 does not count
This is the best IPA i have ever. Its a shame its produced only seasonally. I hope in the future it becomes a stable at half acre. Truly is the most flavorful IPA i have ever had.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2538) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2017
Tap at meridian. Pours clear Light orange somemhead some lacing. Nose is fruity and floral. Flavours of floral, mango, cereal, Light grass. Taste med bitter light sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation:

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (2533) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2016
16 oz. can, consumed on 10-15-16. Pours a mostly clear (but with some haze) yellow/gold with a large amount of golden beige head. Excessive head in the initial pour but more reasonable amounts in later pours. I think I would have given the appearance a 4 instead of a 3 if not for the initial excessive head. Pretty cloudy in the final pour in a murky way that does the appearance no favors. Good, thick lacing. An almost greenish tint to the liquid. Orange, grapefruit, apricot, and pineapple scents. Too fruity for my aromatic preferences among IPAs. There is some gym bag funk in the aroma, which I do like. Doesnt smell bad; dont get me wrong. I just dont need some dumbed down, New England-style IPA fruit aromatics that make IPAs accessible to people who otherwise cant handle them. Fresh smell; chlorine from the yeast. Nice, citric funkiness in the flavor. Lemony and herbal taste. Sweeter in flavor than I would most desire. Too much orange and grapefruit in the taste, in an artificial, hard candy way at that. Chemical, almost paint-like aftertaste. Undercarbonated in the palate. Feels flat. The carbonation that should be there apparently was released in the head. Aside from the unfortunate palate effects (including a not particularly pleasant aftertaste), this is not a poorly made beer. It is, however, a beer designed to appeal exactly to the sort of unsophisticated, newer craft beer drinkers that are driving IPAs so far in the wrong directions (toward bitterness-free juice bombs). Im trying not to take out my frustration with the substyle on this beer alone, but its not for this legitimate IPA lover. The funkiness / dankness in aroma and flavor saves it from what could have been a sub-3 score. I am left quite underwhelmed and disappointed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16623) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
On tap at Augurs Well, pours a clear copper golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out piney hops, sticky resins, and some residual sweetness. Flavour is very dry, with piney hops, some spiciness and bone dry biscuity malt. Dry, with low residual sweetness on the finish. Simple but really well-done.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meyers1023 (94) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Poured from a can into an IPA glass a very hazy straw color with a good amount of head that laces the glass. The smell is full of citrus peel and pine, very hop forward. The flavor is just the same but ramped up. Almost has the profile of a Double IPA. The amount of juiciness and pine bitterness combined. Very enjoyable and balanced. I could drink this all the time.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6472) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Draft: Clear, light gold, white head. Grapefruit, lemon aroma. Strong, sharp, citrus and grapefruit-peel taste..... An ultra-solid citrus-driven IPA..... Very nice.


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