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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Bold and brash American style IPA.

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4.2
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Growler from the brewpub.Appearance is golden light amber color with decent carbonation. Poured with a nice 2-3 finger dead that went away quickly. The aroma is full of fresh hops and tropical fruit notes. The taste is great. i hate to compare this to something, but in reality it is very similar to blind pig from russian river. It just has a slightly hoppier finish.

4.1
SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 28, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Gold with a creamy white head. The aroma is a blast of tropical fruit and piney hops. The flavor has much of the same bright fruit character. Lots of grapefruit and mango, with a nice evergreen accent. Dry and mild malt character. Medium-light body. Bitterness is mild compared to the hop aroma. A touch lighter on the malt and bitterness than the Pope, with more tropical fruit in the aroma. Nice and dry in the finish, which makes the hops pop. Fantastic IPA.

4
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
On tap at Toronado. Clear golden & small white head. Aromas of tropical fruit and pineapple. Medium bodied. Solid bitter hops with a super long tasty finish kind of on the dry side. Tasty hop profile with subdued sweet malt! Excellent!!

4
kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Had this from draft at the Hollister brew house. Pours golden and clear I think. Dark in here. Tons of foamy head. Bitter and pine needle citrus taste. Great nose on this

3.9
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, grain, caramel, and orange. Flavor of caramel, orange, pine, and earth with a dry finish.

3.8
BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
On tap at Pizza Port San Clemente’s Hoptoberfest (and a small sample at Hollister the last time that I was there). Pours with a clear golden body and a large white head with great lacing. Aroma is catty, herbal, dank, and dry with tons of dry hopped, vegital, spicy hops. Flavors of orange and dry fruit, tons of citrus and bready malts. Lively bubbles, and a very dry finish. Very good!

3.8
Ibrew2or3 (8828) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Poured up on tap at O'Brien's' where it exhibits a clear pale copper body that supports a thin light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up floral and pine hops as well as a bit of biscuit malts. Taste delivers some nice grapefruit hop bitterness. It also gets a tad juicy and biscuit like into the finish with a modest yet persistent hop bitterness from front to back. Pretty nice IPA

3.7
Marheb (6193) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2016
(En fût à O’Brien’s): Ammoniaque, malts miellés, minéraux et finale boisée. Intense mais délicat à la fois.

3.6
marcus (10681) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 19, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear golden with a decent white head and a crisp pale malt flavor. There is a dry bitter finish that clings to the palate. Very flavorful.


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