RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
This IPA is big and brimming with the flavors and aromas of the new breed of hops coming out of Australia and the Pacific Northwest.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a semi-hazy orange color. The head is two fingers high, with a shade that’s just off-white. Retaining itself acceptably, it has a rocky texture and leaves goodly lacing behind. S: Citrus, and lots of it. Predominantly grapefruit, with a side of orange and just a suggestion of tropical fruit. There’s also a fair bit of sweet caramel malt, but it seems to be very well integrated with the hop character - creating an illusion of orange juice. Very promising aroma. T: It’s slightly maltier than the aroma suggested, but still nothing that can be called a sweet mess. The hops are clustered on the front of the palate - bringing their citrusy goodness - while the finish brings forth an almost nutty tone. Some herbal, peppery bitterness (and, later, melon) augments the beer post-swallow. It’s not intrinsically BALANCED per se, but the hop/malt combination is a unique combination that doesn’t clash in any manner. M: Crisp like an IPA should be. There’s a bit too much body for my tastes, though. Luckily, this goes down easily thanks to its semi-bitter finish, healthy carbonation, and slightly coarse texture. O: This one is really delicious. It’s prolific malt backbone actually helps it instead of detracting. Though I tend to prefer leaner, less malty IPAs, there’s more than enough here to warrant another 6 pack purchase.

asheft (3125) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2017 Bottle from a gas station. Pine and toasty caramel aroma with light stone fruit and citrus accents. Hazy brownish orange under a lasting, thin, white sheet. Quite malty flavor with spicy melanoidin and a fair bit of juicy pink grapefruit together with pine and stone fruit. Medium bitterness. Medium carbonation, medium body. Midway between smooth and crisp.

gripweed57 (2966) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2017
On tap at Blend Bar & Bistro in Hamilton,NJ. Deep amber gold color. Frothy white head. Fragrant pine and citrus hop nose. Flavor follows nose with notes of peppery spice. Complex and bitter throughout with a solid toasted malt backbone. Dry, bitter finish. Quite good.

FLBH (48) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2017
Draft at Molly Malloy's, Philadelphia. Pours clear gold with a distinct white head. Floral aroma. Taste is citrus leading to acetone after taste. Ok at first, but 12 oz too much.

Grumbo (4254) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2017
Bottle from The Food Emporium, 8th Ave, NYC. Pours amber with a small lasting off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, apricot, banana, citrus, hops, grass, malt and caramel. Moderate sweetness and medium bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, average to soft carbonation. Decent brew.

Chalumeaux (1839) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Poured from can dated 5/14/17 hazy copper orange with a nice white head. Aromas of caramel malt floral notes and dank citrus. Taste is mildly sweet caramel as its not fresh citrus pith and a lingering piney bitterness.

razz29 (1) - - JUN 13, 2017 does not count
My favorite beer from Long Trail. This IPA does not hold back on hops but is balanced at the same time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Bricks (1160) - Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Medium brown typical appearance, not much head/lacing. Strong pine aroma with a hint of citrus. Taste is oily hops, citrus.. simplistic, not bad. Fairly bitter. It’s a solid, but not great IPA.

Slipstream (2719) - USA - MAY 28, 2017
Thanks to Prakash. I’ve had this before - surprised I haven’t rated it yet. Fairly bitter big IPA. Aroma is nice but flavor lacks nuance. Steely grapefruit taste dominates.

crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2017
355ml bottle. A belgiany ipa, banana tropical, not hugely bitter, malty, not amazing.

unclemike (3195) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2017
An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, and caramel, leading to a bitter finish

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