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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jjg226 (71) - Staten Island, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours amber with a two finger white head and nice lacing. Powerful hop aroma, lots of pine resin and tropical fruit. Bitter pine resin and grapefruit flavors hit the tongue first followed by sweet malty tropical fruit. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall this is one of the best IPAs I've ever had, bar none! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (7504) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2017
473ml can (thanks VastActive). Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Citrus, floral, fruity, spruce and sweet in aroma. Citrus, caramel, floral, fruity, spruce, sweet in taste. Medium carbonation. Perfect fresh juicy bitterness. Very drinkable. Wouldnt say its 7.2% abv. Very solid brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (7578) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 8, 2017
Can @hotel room tasting, thx Vastactiv Golden color, thin white head. Piny, sweet caramelly, grapefruit aroma. Flavor has citrusy hops pine, grapefruit. Nice bitterness. Massive

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (17316) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 8, 2017
Can. Tnx VastActiv. Clear golden color, small white head. Strong citrusy, hop oily aroma. Medium-bodied. Fruity, piney, resiny. Extremely hoppy, hoppy oily but drinkability is high.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (7111) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2017
(Can, 0.473 l - BB 05/04/17, at pre HBF2017 Saturday tasting, thanks VastActiv) The beer poured deep golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had pine, grass and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, pine, fruitiness, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A good and very hoppy brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (10065) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2017
473 ml can @ home. Canned 03.02.2017. BBE 05.04.2017 Thanks VastActiv!
Pours clear golden color with a large white head. Aroma is tropical fruity, pineapple, mango, orange, pine, resinous hops and malts. Flavor is dank and bitter, orange, some mandarin, mango and faint peach, grapefruit, decent malt backbone, resinous hops, mouthwatering juicy finish. Very nice and tasty.
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (6879) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Tap at La Cumbre, Albuquerque. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, some dryness, some pine, hops and malts. Excellent drinkability. Believe the hype, this one is excellent IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1692) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Canned 12/09/16. Pours very clear golden orange, filtered appearance, white head. Aroma is citrusy, tangerine, grapefruit, persimmon, papaya maybe, pretty dank, and a huge biscuit malt bill, decently sugary sweet for what it is. Flavor is very piney, tangerine rind, some citrus, grapefruit, bitter finish, but fairly pleasant, not overwhelming. Flavor doesnt have much going on beyond being piney. Not bad, but nothing special. Not sure why its a top-rated IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1826) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Clear orange pour with a lasting white head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, and a little earthy. Taste is citrus, toffee, pine, and herbal. Citrus aftertaste. Smooth bitterness. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatearthman (56) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2016
From time to time, I get to try some beers side by side and this is one of those time. Nice citrus nose. Lacey head clings to glass. Sweet but not syrupy citrus grassey front pallet with a sweet hoppy malt finish that has a bit of a bite. NOTE: it is this bite that separates this beer from SKAs Modus Hoperandi. Otherwise, I find them to be very similar.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleJones (22) - Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Definitely an unbalanced, hop forward IPA. Fruit forward smell, it finishes very bitter. Enjoyable enough ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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