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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Brewer favorite! This is our hoppiest beer of our flagships. English hops are used with a dash of American hops creating a wonderful hint of citrus complexity. Complimented by a mild, sweet yet full body with the slightest hint of caramel. A well-balanced IPA. Cheers! ABV: 6.6% IBU’s: 62

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3.3
Travlr (24922) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Draft at Parkville fest. Clear golden color, white head. Citrus aroma. Taste is fruity, just lightly bitter. OK.

3.3
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2014
On tap. No head-gold. A-caramel, light citrus. T-caramel-light malt, orange/herbal/tea hops.

3.9
shrubber85 (11411) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Growler (in trade with ford9719 - thanks Chris). Primarily orange/grapefruit hops with light malt aroma. Medium amber color with small head. Bitter grapefruit/orange hops hit the tongue immediately followed by a very nice malt flavor to finish - I really like that. Moderate carbonation with a nice hoppy aftertaste. Well made plus filled the growler as full as it could be.

3.9
DocLock (10706) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Big thanks to jgd0608 for a growler of this as part of the Mystery Swap. The pour was medium coppery with dark straw menisci. The aroma was hoppy and fruity, with some tangeriny and grapefruity citrus and peppery notes. The flavor was hoppy and fruity, very nice complexity and balance for an IPA, with a finishing noble dry hop flavor that was very enjoyable.

3
RobertDale (6483) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Pint at the brewpub. Comes a light amber with a small white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Tastes of hops and malt. Some bitterness. Not bad at all.

3.3
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2006
I’d like to try this one fresh, since it seemed to lose a little in the growler. The body was a clear orange/amber, but it seems to have lost its carbonation during shipping. It’s got a pleasantly sweet aroma of caramel and toffee topped with a floral hopping that had just a touch of citrus fruits. Thick. The flavor begins malty and has an addition of aplles. Then it’s joined by a solid floral, earthy hopping that the ale really needed more of. It balances more like an APA but would have to listed as a robust one, if there is such a thing.

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3.5
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Poured with a medium copper body with a white head. The aroma was sweet with some oranges and caramel. The taste was very sweet for the style with grapefruit and toffee. There was also some breadcrust in the finish. A little bite in the finish. A nice IPA.

2.9
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a smaller bubbly white head that laced. Aroma of lightly toasted malt with a hint of caramel, some floral and citrusy hop notes. Flavor of tea, bready malt, light caramel and light grapefruit and floral hop notes.

2.8
ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 15, 2013
A middling pale ale. Has some grassy bitterness, but there is a lingering butter problem with this (and most other beers) from this brewery.

3
Frank (4196) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Lovely orange color. I sampled from the growler provided most generously by El Gaucho and indeed it was a bit flat and thusly poured a bit headless (I have tried to adjust my scores to be fair for a beer that has traveled). Nose is quite mild, slightly citric and grassy. Sweet and smooth body w/ crisp but gentle bitterness and some butterscotch overtones. This is hard to pin down stylistically, it’s hopped like a mild APA (about to the same level as, say, Goose Island Honker’s Ale though of a different character) but it’s as strong as an IPA in terms of alcohol.


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