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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A summer-inspired IPA brewed with locally harvested spruce tips, chinook & centennial hops.

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superspak (5600) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2017
12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 5/31/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, spruce, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/pine hops, spruce tips, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, spruce, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, spruce, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops, spruce tips, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance. Slight lingering hop/spruce astringency through the glass, but not overwhelming. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a great IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops, spruce tips, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, despite the increasingly bitter/drying finish. Very vibrant, juicy, and dank from hops/spruce; with a nice pale malt backbone for balance. Nice hop showcase without going overdoing the spruce tips. A very enjoyable offering.

3.8
Nephilium (1818) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2017
Bright pine tree aroma, pours a clear golden with a full white head. The brightness continues through in the flavor, with pine and a touch of caramel. There’s a very nice bitterness behind the pine, which comes out in the finish, sitting and lingering. Full mouthfeel, with a touch of slickness. A solid IPA.

3.6
michcam8 (565) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2017
From the can. Pours a golden color, slightly hazy, with a big white fluffy head. Aroma of pine, dull fruits, sweetness, light malts, and doughy bread. Tasted is up-front piney hops, melon, cracker, and grainy malts. Bitter finish that lingers. No detection of alcohol. Pretty good beer.

3.6
radarsock (1194) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Had on tap in the Beer Tent, Nelsonville Music Fest. Paid $6.00. Has a fragrant aroma of pressed flowers, hop oils, cilantro, sunflower seeds, algae, white clay, and oxidation. Spruce difficult to pinpoint. It’s subtly kicking around in the back which made me misidentify its specific greeness. Tastes happily more lush, fruity, and bready -- hinting at a just-bitter-enough pine/citrus blend IPA with sourdough yeast influences. Astonishingly drinkable and refreshing.

3.7
kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2016
A ton of spruce. Floral and fruity. 12os can pour at O malleys in Cincy. Super fruity and peppery. Good

3.5
kassner (1663) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Refreshing ipa on tap at the pub in granville. Mo head, slight fragrance cloudy light golden body. Not exactly california but full mouth and plenty of bitter hops

3.4
djd07 (14521) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Can thanks to George, pours a hazy gold with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong spruce and citrus. Medium body, spruce, wheat, straw, lingering bitterness, good.

3.4
Ferris (15336) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2016
Draft - Nice citrus and grapefruit. Clear gold with a decent white head. Nice grapefruit citrus bitterness and a long peel finish.

3.8
Shot (535) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Can. Pours gold with a with fluffy head. Substantial cling. Aromas of pine and grapefruit. Flavors of sweet malt, a ht of citrus, spruce needles, a bit of grassiness, and bready notes. Finishes with the sharp, lingering, resiny bitterness of pine needles. Very interesting. A bit of a hop bomb. Noticeable alcohol. Oily mouthfeel, but otherwise fairly clean. Nice.

3.5
schlitzfaced (92) - Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Poured from 12oz. can into glass. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of pine and light citrus. very little carbonation. decent after taste. would drink a few.


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