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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarrettB (1525) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2017
November 7th, 2014 - Helms Wicked as Sin caps on end of our tasting panel, murkier and more leathery brown in color, with a head that insists on coating every surface of the tiny taster thimble. The gentleman smoking his cigar out front is up to his shenanigans when I dip into this beer, though, so the aroma is lost to time and clouded memory. The flavor seems a little clumsier than the other brews today though, predominantly bitter, with a touch of bubble gum taped to the side. Theres some grapefruit shining through, too, but without clarity and precision.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (954) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 4, 2016
This beer has the foamiest, most billowing head I think Ive ever seen and it doesnt go away! What little beer you can see under the head is a hazy pale yellow. Theres some grassy, herbal notes in the aroma, but I think its somewhat hampered by the thick foam sitting on top. The bitterness definitely comes out once you get some of the liquid out and its dry hay and grass followed by a white pepper spicy bite. At first, it all seemed a bit too spicy and dry, but as it goes along your tongue adapts and it develops into a really nice pleasing bitterness. Pine and pith emerge but the dry hay and spice never go away. A bit of sweet cracker malt comes out from under this assault but just barely enough to keep the rye spice and hop bitterness from spinning out of control. Finishes with a lasting, devastating dryness on the tongue and rye spice swirling around and around. This is a tough beer to love at first, but after you give it a chance, you crave the next sip.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (6313) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a very over zealous amount of fizzy white head. The pop upon opening suggests that there may be an issue here. The aroma smells Ok for the most part, though there may be a touch of a brett-like quality to it. Light citrusy hoppiness and a touch of rye. The flavor is showing the early stages of infection, though its not offensive, it actually works fairly well with the spicy rye and hoppiness. A light lingering hoppiness. Lighter bodied and very fizzy. Not terrible, but Im not so sure that this is what it was intended to be.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dodgers101 (6) - - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
This was probably the most solid beer in my flight, not the most exciting, but the most solid. Clean appearance, clean aroma and lots of drinkability.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3577) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle; poured an amber color with a whitish head. Aroma of fruit juice, almost hi c, with some grapefruit. Quite malty, some sweet caramel, some grapefruit, but not all that tasty

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8546) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. ild fruity hops, lower bitterness for the style, and faint sweet malty notes. Mild and balanced. Fine, I guess, but not a very exciting IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (5088) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2015
650 ml. pours clear amber-golden with a humongous sponge of foam. Nose is at first infection but later notes of resin, spicy flower pollen, honey and toast. Tastes of early infection with wild yeast-mottled berry and then some notes of honey, resin, mint and toast. Near-medium body has smooth carbonation and a nice balance.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a medium, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is buttery diacetyl, fruity esters (apple, pear), and light hops (earthy, spicy, citrus). Flavor is slick buttery popcorn diacetyl with honey malt and a sweet finish. The hops cannot cut the diacetyl. Light body and medium carbonation.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beaver (1723) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2015
22 oz bottle. Pours clear copper red with a small creamy off white head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet sugary caramel malt and perfumey hops with a little butterscotch.

The flavor is lots of butterscotch diacetyl and lots of bitter minty hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, not a very good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13904) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bomber poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of rye, pine, grapefruit and floral notes. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, grapefruit, pine and a hint of soap with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.


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