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RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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A style of beer curiously born on the foggy shores of Father Junipero Serras first founding mission. Our own vigorous entry is one rebellious IPA, quick on the trigger, and brimming with a bounty of hop ingenuity. This is a big, bold, brazen beer, a restless vision of a new America.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2013
12 oz bottle. The pour here is a copper color with a thin off-white head that leaves some light lacing here and there. This smells of brown sugar, resinous hops, and caramel. Theres bread notes mixing in there too. The flavor adds some sweet orange/tangerine to resinous hops and caramel. Its slick, sweet, and fairly thick in the body. It does dry out a bit in the finish, with sharp bitterness, but not without some lingering sticky malt and alcohol. Meh. Decent. A little too much malt and Im not a huge fan of the mostly resinous hop profile.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
This was NYC trip beer number 4. After this beer, I begin to forget the order, thus ratings beyond this are not in any temporal order. As if anyone truly cares. I always feel uneasy rating something I have on cask. This was either the last beer i had at Blind Tiger or the first at Pony Bar. Poured amber with an obviously light head. Very floral with a smell similar to a saison. It had a wine-like flavor with the sweet outshining the bitter. Just okay for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2013
Thick rich syrupy beverage with a pungent aroma of over over ripe fruit. Nice golden amber hazy poor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Lovely golden orange pour with a small white head which disappears rapidly. Solid carbonation almost perfect. Thick piney resinous aroma. Some hops in there too. Taste quite soft on the palate. More pine hops coming through. Shortbread biscuit malt and a bit of caramel in there too. Bitterness doesn't last for long kinda teases you a bit. Feel the booze. Pretty solid stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jool (198) - - MAY 8, 2013
Bouteille 12 fl oz. Ambre translucide. Nez de houblons rsineux et de toffee lgrement brl. Bouche huileuse et chaude; lamertume ne saccompagne pas de saveurs intressantes ou dun quilibre apprciable avec le malt... Bof...

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swesson (399) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Not your typical ipa at all! In a good way! Aroma smells strongly if hops but isn't too overpowering. Great finish that tastes of clove. Head dissipates too quickly for my liking, but overall a great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (8101) - Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2013
5/6/13. 12oz bottle from Grassroots. Hazy orange pour with a small khaki head. Bold west coast hop aroma, lots of citrus and dank, with a touch of caramel. Rich bitter hop flavor with plenty of citrus, pine, and bits of tropical fruit and caramel. Lingering dry finish and maybe a hint of tartness. I dig it!

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ALLOVATE (2976) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2013
At just on cool and into a deep tulip. Sunny orange copper and bright as bright. Carbonation is fine and steady in its rise releasing to amosphere without hindrance as the head lasts little more than seconds after settling. Wickedly bitter, manky, forest floor hops and rubbery, burnt toast phenols play on the nose amongst a spicy kick of that alcohol. Quite soft on the palate. A little dirty in taste. Alcohol kicks like a mother; the hops ill-defined and melded into the sweet, sticky malt profile. Not much body to it. Well spiced, floral finish, quite medicinal. Not to good at all! (12fl.Oz., coded 1223NO15131650, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5922) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 4, 2013
The aroma is probably the least impressive part of this beer as the hops arent as present as everywhere else in the beer. A very tasty floral/bitter flavor and a great finish . Excellent.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2073) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Great taste, in the malty side. Aromas of liquorice, cherry, and caramel. Taste is sweet and bitter, very long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.


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