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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our East Coast version of a West Coast-style IPA. Intense hop flavors and aromas of tropical and citrus fruits and pine dominate. A subtle malt sweetness brings the beer into balance.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1611) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2014
ivorywhite head fades fast leaves lacing. slight orange colour. aroma grapefruit, citrus, resin, bit grassy. taste like aroma with a long bitter aftertaste. very nicely balanced, not too malty nor too much caramel malts. medium body and carbonation. bottle / bd may-2014

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chalumeaux (1217) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Nice bright color with an awesome bouquet of citrus and floral aromas very smooth with a perfectly balanced finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (1054) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
500 ml bottle purchased at Brothers Provisions whose beer buyer had brought a bunch of stuff back from the Chicago area, including this Maine beer ($12.00). Pours a hazy light amber / orange color with two fingers of white-ish foam with good lacing. AROMA of tangerine, tropical fruit (passion fruit, guava), sweet grains, peach, and brewed tea with honey. FLAVOR of prickly citrus, semi-sweet malts, light pine, nectarine, and notes of spicy and herbal hops. Finishes with moderate bitterness. I think this is 2-3 months old, so not quite the freshness level that it should be. But still very happy to try this "whale" here in San Diego...this is now the #9 IPA in the world right now according to RateBeer, having no doubt supplanted some of our wonderful local California IPAs. Always nice to see excellent hoppy beers from other parts of the country. (423, 892)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
Not much to say that the beer itself doesn't scream. A really smooth, balanced IPA with little bitter palate. Citrus, cloves. Doesn't overpower.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gnomungus (89) - - JUL 28, 2014
All the best characteristics of East and West coast IPAs. A big burst of floral hoppiness is slowly supplanted by an extremely pleasant bitterness. Theres just enough sweetness to temper the bitterness without the cloying effect of many a West coast IPA. A gold standard.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle. Pour is bright orange. Aroma is citrus and pine. Slight white cloying head, but this beer is awesomely dry. Outstanding IPA. Hops are just over top of the solid malt base. No bitter bite, and again a dry finish. I have a new respect for Lunch the whale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
charule (2202) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle from Gentiles. Poured hazy yellow orange with thick white head/lace. Aroma very piney but light with citrus tropics. Light carb med bod. Drying bitter taste. One note :/

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
revolution2718 (379) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pours a hazy dark golden with substantial soapy head. Nose is floral hops, citrus, tangerine. Taste is fresh assertive hop flavor, fruit juice, grapefruit skin, pine, bit of sticky resin, a bitterness lingers. I don't like seeing much sweet malt in a an ipa, and this one finds balance without becoming malty or too sweet. Moderate mouthfeel, good carb. Top tier ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
A huge thanks to tectactoe. Pours a dark frosted mango color with a fluffy bubbly white head. A smooth hop flavor. Very piney. A tropical note comes in at the end that refreshes a bit then again followed by the pine. A very good IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at ChurchKey in DC. Pours a nice deep orange with a solid white head. Juicy hop nose with layers of peach and floral notes. Med body with hop forward fruit notes - very juicy - the bitterness lasts throughout with a coating of fresh citrus and pine. Excellent IPA!!!

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