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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full bodied, orange hued ale. A variety of toasted and caramel malts create a nice backdrop to the aggressive citrus and floral hop notes. Brewed with three different kinds of hops, this IPA is balanced by the oats added to the mash. The oats not only add an unexpected sweetness, but also a heavier mouthfeel.

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3.5
twindadplus2 (715) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy reddish brown with a big creamy head and a sweet, resiny aroma. Doughy malt taste with a floral hop bitterness. Medium bodied and a bit slick on the palate with a very light carbonation. Short, bitter finish that wraps this one up nicely. Very good.

2.3
Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle poured aclear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of bread and earthiness with a smooth earthy finish.

3.5
Strykzone (7363) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2012
12 ounce bottle bought near Detroit. Clear coppery with a white head. This has a caramel nose with pine and floral hop notes. Sweetness is high. First sip is tasty. A nice little hop bite with plenty of caramel malt. Citrus hops with floral. A hint of cinnamon is a nice touch. I like this beer. It is not really complex but is tasty.

3.2
DrnkMcDermott (3101) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Single bottle from Binny’s Build-a-Six rack. Nice copper IPA color with a thick, slightly orange-ish head. Slightly citrus and pine hop smell. Taste is up front with hop bitterness.After a thousand IPAs, it gets hard to say what makes one different from the other, but this does have a slightly larger malt backing, even if it does support a pretty standard hop balance. But as a year-round beer, you can’t expect too many non-repeatable variations.

3.4
wlajwl (6814) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 Aroma is pine, citrus and sugar/malts. The flavor is grapefruit, berries, citrus, bready malts and a bitter finish.

3
monkeychugg55 (1090) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Amber body with a small white head. The aroma is all malt, lots of caramel, toffee, and buscuit. There is just a hint of floral hops. The flavor is similar, mostly sweet. I assume this is somewhat old, should probably rate again.

1.6
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is odd, a pesto/pine nut/marinara sauce. Taste is more pine nut, then a metallic harsh bitterness, and a hint of sourness in the finish. The finish was close to a fermented tangy greek yogurt. Ok, this was a drain pour for me. Hated to do it, but this was just a mess.

2.5
kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Draft. Pours a copper orange color with a light tan head. Slight hop aroma but nothing extreme. Medium mouthfeel. Caramel seed upfront with a hoppy presence in the end. Hoops don’t "bite" but rather are a slow build in the end. It’s ok, nothing special. Some lace. A bit soap flavor.

3.5
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Sampled at the 2012 American Craft Beer Festival. A good amount of citrusy and floral hops from this IPA.

3.2
Frank (4195) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2012
This is a nice IPA that tastes and drinks pretty good but doesn’t have anything particularly compelling going on in the aroma. The texture is a high point, nice and creamy w/ gentle carbonation. Overall, it’s forgettable but I’d say it’s better than most forgettable beers.


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