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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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100% HBC-342 Hops, a yet unnamed experimental hop created by Hop Breeding Company. Nice hop complexity, tropical and melon notes balanced by earthy tones and dry herbal finish. Malt balances the hop payload with toffee, dark caramel and English dunking biscuit.

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3.1
BeerandBlues2 (13213) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Tap at Mad Fox. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is fruity and floral hops with apple and pear esters with straw and cereal malt. Flavor is heavy hops and medium bitterness with supporting malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


3.8
Travlr (24315) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Draft at Meridian Pint. Slightly hazy amber color, off white head. Aroma of damp earth. Taste is lightly dank. Very tasty.

3.6
radagast83 (8019) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2015
On tap at the brewpub, full pint pour. Light yellow-orange color with at least a one finger head on top. Aroma was light tropical notes, some bitter citrus character. Light, crisp malts, a touch of earthy hop character.

3.7
GenDV138 (7230) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2015
UPDATED: APR 25, 2015 8 oz pour on cask dry hopped with Amarillo at Mad Fox. Served in a nonic half pint glass. Clear golden amber with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, light biscuit. Tastes of grapefruit citrus, floral, caramel, tropical fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.1
DCLawyer (2839) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Draft taster at the brewpub. Apparently a return after a two year absence. Copper with small offwhite head. Floral and citrus hops over a mild malt base. Unexciting.

3.1
sonnycheeba (5970) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber with thin, creamy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus hops, biscuit and cereal malts, lemon, orange peel, and light funk. Flavor is dry, bready malts and grassy hops (medium bitterness) with some citrus esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.5
Iphonephan (6952) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
On draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy amber with an off white head. Indistinct mild aroma. Some apricot notes. Bitter finish. Nice mild hop ipa.

3.4
Drake (13652) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear copper color with a thin cream off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal hops with a faint tropical note. The taste is herbal, resin, tropical hops notes with moderate toffee malts. Medium bodied. Solid beer.

3.3
nimbleprop (8297) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2013
On tap at Mad Fox. Pours a hazy amber with some clumpy white head. Nose is vinous, grapefruit, pine, flowers, earthy. Flavor is sweet, bitter, lemon iced tea, orange peel, pine needles, crackers. Medium bodied, bitter, tannic finish.


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