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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bitter and bold. This single hop american style IPA features 100 percent Columbus Hops for an intense citrus, floral and spicy aroma and flavor. Five different malts form the rich backbone that balances the hopsí 77 IBUs. The resinous mouthfeel is followed by a clean, dry hopped finish that refreshes and satisfies. Additional Information: Delve into this beer and you are going to see the complexities that this highly hopped beer has to offer. Grapefruit, orange, lemon, and flower essences are just a few flavors/aromas you are sure to find.

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3.6
Blairgus (4536) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
17 Sept 2011, tap at the brewery. light orange, clear, no bubbles. resiny hops and alcohol. med body and a little fizzy. slight caramel malt and lots of resiny hops. okay.

3.7
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2011
On tap @ a local pizza place. Pours with a decently sized frothy off-white head on darkish caramel golden beer. Aroma is resinous pine, light citrus, and a semi-bready malt profile with some bitterness on the end. Taste is dominated by a medium hop bitterness followed pine, light breadiness, and a touch of malt. Not as pungent as my favorites in the style but well-balanced. Solid IPA.

4
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2011
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a translucent new copper penny color with a small white head that has fair retention. The aroma is rich with fresh oranges and some grapefruit. The taste is biter hops forward with grapefruit, oranges, pineapple and limes set in a caramel malt base. The palate is full and smooth with medium carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering biter grapefruit. Overall: Very nice...much better than I expected.

3.8
bhensonb (15094) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Bomber from Beverages4Less in Santee, CA. Pours hazy light amber with a foamy 3 finger off-white head. Aromas of roast caramel and resin. Med body. Flavor is harsh roast malt with some resin, and arguably a bit of citrus. Itís hard to decide: resin or citrus. Seems like both. Definitely bitter, and with time it seems a bit floral. This is an incredibly delicious beer. Just excellent.

4.7
dwyerpg (6076) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Smells wonderfully of citrus and floral hops. This is a pretty darn good IPA. Lots of hops throughout the beer. A slight citrus finish. Could drink this all day.

3.7
gorditoabd (636) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Bomber from bev4less. Pours a honey-orange hue. Not a ton of foam, but what there is is white. Aromas are dark and citrusy, not too bitter. Taste is crisp and clean up front, with a bittering in the mid palate following by a blossom of fruit, mostly orange zest and an odd, but pleasant, minty quality. Solid mouthfeel and body, really good beer.

3.1
jtclockwork (16444) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to Victor at Paulís. Pours orange. White head. Nose/taste of Columbus hops, pine and caramel malt. Dryish pine finish. Medium body. Average.

3.3
j12601 (11000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle at Victorís bracket box tasting at Paulís. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Big dusty citrus, sweet caramel and malt. Toast, a bit of age. Malt and a hint of oxidization. Long bitter grapefruit with touches of quinine.

3.7
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Sampled on 6/18/2011. This India Pale Ale pours a medium orange copper color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet, citrusy, herbal and slightly spicy. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet, caramel and bready. The hops are herbal, grapefruity and citrusy. Some orange. Good carbonation. Nice balanced between the hops and malts. Good showcase for the Columbus hop. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.3
Zeswaft (1768) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Let this one warm up a bit. When itís cold all iím getting is a sharp tangy bitterness. Especially the aftertaste. Aroma is underwhelming, a little bit of citrus. Flavor is heavy resin and spicy hops. Tons of floaters. Average.


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