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RATINGS: 1680   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Are you a hopinista? Thank our Beer Rangers for inspiring (and begging for) this well-balanced Simcoe, Cascade and Chinook hopped IPA. 70 IBUs

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2010
22oz. Consumed today. Best by 7/9/10. [A] Pungent piney, earthy, citrus notes over a sweet pale, biscuity and caramel malt aroma. Smells like a Fat Tire with some dank hops. Or something. [A] Clear golden pour, with a bubbly body and white head, kind of recedes into an island atop my brew. Fuzzy lacing. [F] Flavor follows smell pretty closely. Piney, earthy, zesty citrus hops. Bitter is actually quite nice. The malt is mild here under the hops, with a pale and slightly caramel taste. [P] Thin to mild bodied. Appropriate carbonation. The hop bitter is impressive enough to appreciate. And keep my interest through a 6-pack. Not my first choice for a session, but a bomber was enjoyable, and I probably could do more. [O] If this is as "micro" as your local 2AM liquor store goes, or the only bomber you can afford when you need a hop fix, by all means, grab THIS. It satisfies, but does not exceed. Im sure there are better things you could fit into $4-9. A solid offering either way @ 6.5 and 70 IBUs. Could stand to be a little maltier. Definitely a repeat at the right place & time. Ill give this one some props for $2.99+.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5138) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a clear orange with a very fatr white head with good retention that left rick lacing in the glass. The nose is very strong and leaps out of the glass with citrus and pine hops. Body if full, and the mouthfeel slick and smooth. Te flavor is light on malt and heavy on hops, with lots of bitterness. Somewhat oddly the finish tails off a bit but is still decent all way to the last sip. A good IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DietPepsican (1587) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2010
orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, biscuit, and caramel. Flavor is too malt forward, and the hop flavor has a plastic twang going on. Lots of biscuit going on in this and some orange sucker hops staleness. Bitter finish, good carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MosesMendoza (30) - South Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2010
This is a solid IPA very bitter, light sweetness, oily feel, floral, resin,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
clear gold color, slight white head, some lace. good looking beer. mildy hoppy nose with a trace of caramelly creaminess. only mildly hoppy, trace of grain and caramel in the flavor. medium bodied, light bitter finish. a bit of fun, but ultimately i found it a little too mild.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ocdrinker909 (33) - USA - APR 24, 2010
12 oz bottle. amazing smell of hops! floral, amber, clear, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, sticky, lively, bitter,

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1297) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2010
(bottle) Clear orange pour with a large white head that retains quite well and leaves lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is a bit muted to start, with some light floral notes, lime, slightly earthy and herbal as well. Flavor is rather pleasant, but the malt is very subdued, with just a hint of sweetness to begin things before the hops kick in. The hop flavors here include some tangerine-like fruitiness and lime zest which carries for sometime before begin replaced by a spicy and well-balanced bitterness. The finish really sets this beer apart while the weak aroma and subdued malt character keep it from being a truly top tier IPA. It is still above-average however.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2010
Pours a deep golden body with an off-white lacing head. Aromas are floral and mango. Flavor is grainy, tropical fruit, and floral. Finish is bitter, dry, and floral.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
can8ianben (1519) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2010
A really solid IPA attempt from NB. Big citrus notes waft out of the glass - clearly some Cascade going on here. Appearance is a clear golden orange with a thick foamy white head. Certainly a classic dry bitter finish, but just enough sweet body to hold up to the monsterous hop presence. Mmm - this is another beer from NB that is solid enough to keep a six in the fridge all the time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - APR 20, 2010
A nice clear copper beer with a healthy off-white head that lasts and leaves lace. Aroma is vague hoppiness, maybe some citrus and other fruit sticking out. Flavor begins with hops, got a subtle caramel maltiness atop decent hop bitterness. This is a fine example of what an american IPA should be, although by no means a standout in the category.


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