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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Part of the MEPS series. A single hop, west coast stlye american Pale Ale with intense hop flavor and aromas. This is a citrus bomb that has grapefruit and passion fruit aromas with citrus lime flavors.

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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnbuck100 (298) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
22 oz bottle from Whole Foods Santa Barbara. 7% ABV. Wow 7% for a pale ale,Not sure of the diff between extra pale ale and IPA, but this really borders on an very clean IPA. Absolutely delicious. crystal clear hop taste with very little malt. all citrus. I love this. But why does the reviewer below me have to hate on Christians?


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3668) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle. Pale gold with an inch of white head. 3+ Aroma of grapefruit, herbal lemon more than lime - its almost like the grapefruit has been put under the grill to caramelise it a little. 7+ Sweetish and slightly biscuity with lots of nice citrus and some herbal touches. Didnt get much in the way of tropical fruit. Bitterness is a little lower than expected but its about enough. An agreeable beer but - for me - way too much alcohol for what it offers.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
crispaire (126) - - DEC 27, 2016
pours a hazy orange from the tap. incredibly fragrant citrus hop bomb. smells like a freshly plucked orange/grapefruit off the tree with a hint of guava. flavors follow suit with juicy pungency. lively palate with a bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
theswiftsa (82) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours an opaque light Amber. Nose is incredible dank, grapefruit, stonefruit and marmalade notes. Taste is big grapefruit flavours upfront, light pale malts and a nice bitter finish thats not overpowering. Really shows off the citra variety.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11042) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2016
22 oz bottle. Bottled on 11/24/15. Thanks Timo A!
Hazy golden color with a small white head. Sweet citrusy and fruity hops, dryness and malt in the aroma. The flavor is... dry malt, leafy hops and some cardboard. This is not right. I shouldnt be rating this old IPA. But will I ever get this fresh? Probably not in Finland. Needs definitely a rerate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2956) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Juicy citrus hops, some resin, and more tropical fruit. Medium Bodied. Enough malt presence to keep it standing. A very nice single hop IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2619) - JAPAN - DEC 4, 2016
Fantastically well rounded beer. Well made, big on flavour but also balanced and just quite refreshing. This is a connoisseurs WCIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3924) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Poofy, off-white head atop an amber body. Wonderful leafy hop aroma, imbued with pine, foresty notes, and zesty orange bitterness. Lusciously flavored with forest and orange citrus hops. Wet. Good balancing of the hops by the crystal malt backbone. Moderately bitter. Juicy splash of forest and citrus on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1653) - CANADA - NOV 16, 2016
Appearance: clear pale amber with two fat fingers of fluffy ivory head, excellent retention and sticky soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: grapefruit, resiny pine, tropical fruit, slight vegetal/onion. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry clean bitter finish. (4/5) Well, thats all right. Single-Hopped with Citra, with all the concomitant plusses and minuses. On the up side, theres a decent pithy grapefruit citrus leading the way, with some pleasant, almost dank resiny pine, and pineapple-y tropical fruit tones. The down side is the all-too-common green oniony note that Citra can impart. Its not strong, but its definitely there, and it prevents this from crossing over into world-class territory. (15/20)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (973) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Shared 12oz. bottle. Pours a clear golden coor with a white head. Aroma is tropical fruit. Taste is citrus, tropical fruit, pine. Moderately bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (705) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Aroma: mix of fruit and some dank notes; Appearance: clear golden pour with white head that lingers; Taste: follows nose with additional bitterness; Palate: medium body with long, bitter finish; Overall: can appreciate the high quality but not my favorite version of an IPA.


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