RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
The devil made us do it. From the ABV and IBU figures to the fiendish use of Cascade, Perle and Willamette hops, Lucifer was whispering in our ears the entire time. Citrus and pine scents greet you and are followed by the sharp bitterness expected of an IPA. The beer’s true wickedness is revealed in the smooth Pale, Crystal 30 and wheat malts that surreptitiously broaden the beer’s appeal to more than just hopheads.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Aroma was interesting, but a bit weak. Hints of several things, but I would have liked a stronger citrus aroma. Nice, pillowy head with cloudy orange-copper body. Taste was slightly above-average -- certainly not bad at all, but nothing extraordinary. There was a lot going on with the palate. Lots of life with this and a bit of sting (in a very good way), but fell short of perfection because it seemed watery too. I would love to have more of this beer, but I would choose several other IPAs over this one. Still, I’m glad I had it.

zubblwump (100) - Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Darker than many IPA’s, caramel color. Nice strong citrus and pine hits the nose as I pour from bottle to glass. Oily look to it. with very little head. Bitterness hits the tongue first, with some sweet citrus right after...then back to bitter on the the tail end. Thicker feel in the mouth, as expected from the oily appearance. This is better than I expected, just a tad to much bitter in the aftertaste to really ascend.

iceman15658 (142) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2017
12 oz bottle to glass, coppery pour with white head, aroma has grain, orange, caramel. Seems to be very dry on the palate

markas101 (2455) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2017
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Amber. Bright pine hop aroma. Not overly sweet. Resin with some molasses.

AshtonMcCobb (6613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle at cgarvieuk tasting. Appearance - golden amber with a nice lacy head. Nose - candied orange and resin. Taste - bitter orange peel and resin again. Palate - light to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - good bitter beer.

Stuu666 (13435) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle at Craigs. Pours orange, nose is grapefruit, orange, caramel, taste is similar, bitter, herbal.

cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle at home.... Copper.. Thin off white head... Soft sweet caramel toffee fruit nose... Soft sweet caramel toffee fruit

edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2017
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and some caramel. Taste is citrus and a mild sweetnesss

bigtaster (979) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
From bottle into pint glass. Clear amber medium sized head reduced to small covering of off white head. Stone fruit, grass, lemon hop nose. Medium bitterness, slightly sweet, medium body. Long pine finish, some caramel. Really a nice ipa, better than I remember.

alexsdad06 (10436) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2016
12 oz fat bottle at home. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale toasted malts, bready, hay, earthy, some citrus, dry, moderate bitterness, not one I would revisit with so many other choices.

Panzuriel (2256) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Appearance: Somewhat hazy bright amber. Thin ring of white bubbles. Nose: stronger citrus hops. Lighter presence of medium roasted malt cereal and touch of caramel Taste: Strong citrus hops. Grapefruit. Decent roasted cereal presence. Touch of sweetness Body: Medium to thinner Parting thoughts: Quite a nice little IPA

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