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RATINGS: 257   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
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2012
On tap at Vintner. Pours out orange with a white head. Citrus, grapefruit, grass, and loads of hops in the nose. Smooth, easy drinking, light carbonation, good level of bitterness...pretty nice beer.


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 (1602) - 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 (633) - 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 (3433) - 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 (7696) - 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
Terminus (3683) - 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
jksipa (944) - 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
60minuteman (1715) - 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
williamstome (1875) - 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
travita (5006) - 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.


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