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RATINGS: 255   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (874) - - JUN 5, 2014
Really tasty. Didn’t win gold medal for nothing. Pours a nice orange color with minimal head but nice lacing. Nose is tons of hops- floral and melon and pine. The tropical flavors come through on the palate first- mango, passionfruit followed by a satisfying wander through a pine forest. Some dankness and acidity thrown in for good measure. Almost like all the flavours of a west coast IPA in one drink- layered and complex. Malty backbone to stand up to it all- drinks smoothly even at 80 IBU. Really well done.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dal9000 (586) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (3328) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7594) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3662) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2017
Tap at a bar in the Charlotte NC airport Pours deep orange hue with a very nice soapy white head and great thick lacing. Whispy and lots of "ghosts" Nose is piney, grapefruit lots of toasted malt base. very nice somewhat old school with a hint of modern IPA notes (floral). Flavors are all mostly traditional yet clean IPA flavors-lots of grapefruit, pine, lite floral notes with a very nice toasted pale grain base-very cracker like malt profile that makes for a very nice dry finish. This is a world class IPA here. I would love to get more of this stuff! I had to drink this sample pretty quickly so i could catch my flight. great brew!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (862) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2017
On tap at A Taste of Carolina at CLT. Clear medium amber with a two finger off white head that fades slowly and leaves some patchy lace. Nose has lots of pine and citrus. Light sweet malt with a medium+ bitterness. Mouth is medium slick with average carbonation. Decent. 8/3+/7+/4-/15

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1588) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Sampled at Uptown Bar in Chalrotte airport. Pine tree hop, prickly bitterness, citrus rind, caramel and spicy floralness. Harsh and biting loving this stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1809) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2017 Had at a Nascar themed airport restaurant in charlotte, so this was a really pleasant surprise. Nice gold pour, big white head. Fresh bitter aroma and flavor, of grass, lemon, grapefruit, and camel malt. Great stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4956) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2017
On tap. Good solid IPA . Nice fruit character with some slight dank. Clear look. Off white head. Golden in color.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (4014) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Tallboy can from Craft and Draft in Columbia; first from this brewery for me. Pours a clear gold color with a nice, foamy white head and lacing. Aroma is sweet, fresh, green hops with a little spice plus caramel malt. Nice flavor with some dank earthiness and almost a melon trait too. Pretty interesting and tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5306) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2016
16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 7/18/2016. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel/nuttiness, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel/nuttiness, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon/orange rind, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.2%. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, despite the aggressive bitterness. A very enjoyable offering.


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