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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For us this is where it all started! The rich golden color comes from a blend of English and American base malts accented with substantial amounts of Victory and Wheat malt. The American citrus hops take center stage with emphasis on late boil additions of Citra and Amarillo. This signature ale is hopped before, during, and after the boil!

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4.1
jgb9348 (6438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Crisp copper coloured body with a nice two to three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright tropical fruits and resinous, dank hops along with some mild sugars, a pleasant malt backbone and some subdued herbal and grassy notes near the end. Medium-bodied; Assertive tropical fruits and resinous hops with a nice bitter bite near the beginning, showing some mild sugars, a light bit of grass and herbal flavours and finishing with a smooth and balanced malt backbone. Aftertaste shows more of the hop characteristics with a lot of passionfruit, guava and bitter resin flavours, but also some light sweetness and a dry grassy finish which balances this out quite well. Overall, a very well-balanced IPA that shows a hop-centric character with the tropical fruits and resinous qualities the strongest, but the balance is just right and the bitterness keeps going to the very end. Definitely worth trying to find if you like IPAs and live anywhere close to the south! I sampled this sixteen ounce, pint-sized can, purchased from GrapeVine in Fort Mill, South Carolina on 21-August-2017 after watching the eclipse in South Carolina for US$3,40 sampled at home in Washington on 05-October-2017. This can was made on 14-July-2017 with the hashtag #ShowYourCans. Canned: 14-July-2017 // Purchased: 21-August-2017 // Sampled: 05-October-2017

3.5
bbaird (15) - - SEP 6, 2017
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3.8
Bacchus66 (903) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Draft at the source. Hazy golden orange with a sticky white head. Grapefruit, citrus rind, orange, pine trees, resin. Lots of bright hops with caramel malt. Medium bodied. Nice. Utter finish. Loaded with hops without being overly astringent. Excellent IPA. (notes, 2015)

4.8
silva6411 (16) - King, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2017
Wow! Really impressed with the flavor and boldness of this beer. Very happy but not unbearable. A+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2017
Rating #2497 - 2016.05.04 - 2.5oz sample at BrewExpo during CBC. 7.2% - Clear, golden pour with a bubbly, lasting white foam. Aroma is citrusy, tangerine notes, mild grassiness, mild floral, piney scent.Taste is a blast of sweet citrus, pine, grass whose bitterness evolves to define this beer, a bold bitter IPA.

4.9
xofigo (6) - - JUL 14, 2017 does not count
Delicious in every way. Very crisp and rather light going down but very nice and hoppy. Would def drink again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
geologyguy (1650) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Smell is light...pretty much nothing...Taste is smooth and light...peppery more than anything...low complexity...at kraken before SCAEP meeting

3.8
Dal9000 (665) - Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2017
Pours golden yellow with a think head. Medium mixed hop taste that changes from soft to intense finish that lingers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.4
puboflyons (3469) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2017
On tap at the Charlotte, NC Airport. Thankful for a long layover! Hazy pale yellow heady pour. Lacing. I get citrus and pine hop notes with a more muted toasted white bread aroma. The mouthfeel is smooth, astringent, and medium. Bitterness is more profound and the same citrus and pine notes jump in. Lingers at the end.

3.1
Ernest (7791) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2017
Can (Feb 24, 2017 canning). Head is initially average sized to large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately to heavily hoppy (grapefruit, resin, grass), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Land o’ goshen, this is a hop bomb and then some. Both in the aroma and in the blistering bitterness. I wouldn’t say it’s out of place for a West Coast styled IPA, but phew...too overboard for me, and too one-dimensional too. And not the sort of hop aromas that make me giddy. Even Stone doesn’t make stuff this aggressive anymore, even though their marketing still pretends they do. It’s clean, though, just a bit of raw vitamin B...and there is a certain sense of fun to something this balls-out.


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