RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This distinctive unfiltered pale ale is brewed especially for hop lovers. It is assertively hopped with Mt. Hood, Amarillo, and Ahtanum.

2007 and before - 7.3% ABV

2008 - 6% ABV

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NDbeerdrinker (167) - West Islip, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Pours reddish orange with a thin off white head. Aroma is nice sweet floral hops and actually a little bit nutty. Taste is those same flavors up front, but then the hops turn a little too bitter at the end adn this prevents it from being a really good beer, although it is still pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3385) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bomber. Pours orange with a stable tan head. Nose is sweet and quite hoppy. Taste is sweet hoppy and too bitter for my liking. Taste is no match for the nose.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (10339) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2009
Bottle from 2008 at Squires. Freshly poured right now as I drink it. Pours clear deep copper with dark straw bottom lip and 1-finger off-white head that retains well. Nose is huge, huge mangoey hops, with caramel malt, honeydew, and canteloupe. The nose here reminds me a lot of Stone X. Tastes very hoppy, tropical fruity, with a solid malt bill, and late resiny flavor. Rich, complex flavor and palate. Waters out a bit late, with the malt taking a backseat and the heft reducing a bit, but overall, if you love hops, youll crave this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2009
bottle poured an orange amber color with a big off white head that retained fairly well. aroma has nice bitter and citrus hops without being in your face. mouth feel is medium with good carbonation and nice coating. flavor starts toward the bitter hop side, sweetness picks up, light citrus pops in, good malt balance, and nutty traces. this is actually quite nice, well balanced, and plenty hoppy without being carried away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7274) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 25, 2009
Bottle 650ml
Appearance: Deep amber brown , clear ale with good white top.< br />Nose: Citric aroma , fresh mango , grape like hints with touch of rye malt.
Flavor/Palate : Raw bitterness , hop feel with sweet amber malt as fill up. Bit rough at edges. Late alcohol burn. Felt a bit thin especially if you compare to its richness of flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2009
22oz from Once Upon a Vine, Richmond. Lovely amber pour with a thick silky head, this is a delightfully fresh and flavorful entry from this slept-on brewery. Gentle hop aroma, not a face-wrecker by any means but a solid and lightly tropical IPA. Slight toasted malts in the flavor give it a nutty complement, like some sort of trail mix of IPAs or something. Mouthfeel could be a bit thicker, but this ones very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2008
Thanks to jcwattsrugger. Deep amber with a thick fluffy white head. Aroma is a little bit nutty and sweet. There is a fairly prominent woody hop aroma along with a light tropical fruit aroma as well. Some light tangerine and a bit of herbal/spiciness. Soft bitterness over a lightly caramelly/toasty malt base. OK, but kind of underwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle shared by puddintane: Pours a copper color with a white head, holy floaties batman. Aroma, earthy notes, citrus, caramel, metallic. Flavor, caramel, spices, metallic, sweet malts, an earthy and chunky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2008
22oz bomber at brewery 5/14/08. Mostly clear but with large chunks of sediment/yeast cake floaties. (mmmmmm....Vitamine B) Nice citrusy piney hop aroma with honey and carmelized malt. Sweet caramel malt background with pronounced citrusy and floral hop flavors. Full sweet mouthfeel with some lingering hop bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (6099) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2008
Immensely piney aroma with lightly roasted chestnuts and caramel. Sparkling clear copper pour with a thin peach colored head. Bitter and clean finishing pine needle, but rather weak. Good, but severely lacking in something. The hops are good quality, but the malt doesnt thrill me. The rating is very generous.

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