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RATINGS: 466   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This one's a beauty; a rich and full bodied India Pale Ale with complex malt character blended with cascade and noble hops. The end result is a beer that satisfies the "hop head" out there and won't chase away the newcomer. Drink it. It's good.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Buffed and translucent caramel orange in color with a stiff froth riding high in the tulip. Orange skins, aluminum, caramelized blood oranges, orange toffee bark and balsamic mandarins give basted, aromatic citric indices. Flavor keeps with a talc and toffee current amidst the orange graham cracker and marshmallow like sweetness. Casual carbonation treats with the rutabaga and orange rind sequence. Balsam and orange butter cream bring it home with a honeyed graham backbone.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (2178) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Pours golden orange with a small to medium white head. Aroma is citrus, pine an caramel..balanced all around. Taste is moderate bitters with some acidic tartness. Medium bodied, slick with some stickiness on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6435) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2016
I cant belive this is just cascade and noble hoos. Very bright citrust hips, light caramel backbone. Old school, but I wouldnt mind drinking this all day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1425) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Pour from a 12oz can. medium amber brew with creamy white head. great lacing. Aroma is crisp citrus with strong grapefruit notes. Taste is moderate malt up front with resin and citrus kicking in quickly. Transitions to a very citrusy end. Crisp, clean with excellent character. First rate IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shot (477) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2016
On tap at Rizzutos in Bethel, CT. Dark gold color with a thin head. Great cling and good head retention. Pine needles and bitter citrus aroma. Flavors are toffee, pine, bitter citrus and stone fruits and biscuit. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, but otherwise clean and crisp. Nicely balanced. This is not an over-the-top hop bomb. Well made and very enjoyable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (245) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Super floral citrus aromas. Pours golden orange with a fine white head. Big sour lemon well balanced flavors with a crisp finish. Heavy lacing. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Docavey (69) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Had this on tap at Three Sheets in New Haven. This is their house IPA. It is always on tap. Hoppy but well balanced. F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (5593) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2016
At the source: pours orange gold with a white head. Aroma is citrus and pine and resin. Moderate and well balanced bitterness. Nice slightly malty backbone. Nice flavors. Good hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (1152) - New York, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Can from LKS. Pours light Amber with slightly off white head. Aroma is caramel, tangerine, bread, floral, stale citrus. Flavor is skunky citrus, caramel malts, pine, bready malts. Medium body malty IPA, OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2699) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2016
On draft at NEBCO. The pour is a darker golden color with a thin ring of off white head and a little bit of soapy lace. The aroma is really interesting. There is a bit of hop and a nice maltiness, but Im definitely not a fan of the malt. Light fruitiness to it. The flavor is a bit more malty. There is a grassy hop that is decent, but the malts I didnt care for. The mouth feel is th Ikes and more softly carbonated with a lingeringly sweet tropical fruit and malt aftertaste. Its pretty itndresting, but Id expected more from the flagship.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1481) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Sample at NEBCo with koleminer20. Aroma is floral, sweet tropical fruit, some pine, some malt bitterness. Appearance is golden amber, mostly clear, off white head. Taste is grass, floral, pine, tropical sweetness, malt. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, pine bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall, decent but not nearly their best.


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