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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   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.


3.6
Chalumeaux (1555) - 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.

3.8
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

3.3
Bricks (1126) - 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.

3
Slipstream (2625) - 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.

2.9
crossovert (12926) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2017
355ml bottle. A belgiany ipa, banana tropical, not hugely bitter, malty, not amazing.

3.4
unclemike (3124) - Ft. Riley, 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

3.7
dnstone (3414) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Moderately hazed copper-golden color with a white head. Light to moderate citrus-orange aroma. Light piney hop character mostly citrusy; orange and some melon and a light bitter, citrus rind bite in the finish. Moderately sweet, moderate to heavy bodied. Notes: On tap a Phillips Seafood, BDL (Mar ’17)

3.8
thedm (6180) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2017
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated body semi-transparent yellow orange colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The weak aroma was hoppy and Irish Red malty. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of Irish red malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

2.6
LetsGoState (886) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Aroma is hoppy. Taste is strongly piney hops. Overall a decent IPA but not great.

3.7
mzaar (3460) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2016
Flaska. Mörkorange med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter av malt, grapefrukt, karamell och gräs. Smakinslag av malt, grapefrukt, apelsin och kåda. Mjuk och något försiktig beska, mer åt det maltiga hållet. Medelstor kropp.


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