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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An IPA for both hop heads and malt lovers. A heavy amount of biscuit and munich malts for the malt lovers, balanced with four pounds per barrel of high alpha acid hops for the hop heads. Big malt, Big Hops, Big Jim.

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3.4
gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Tap; pours clear amber with a white head; aroma of citrus and biscuits with some herbal hints; taste is light bitter with caramel, citrus, and biscuit; dry, bitter finish with a hint of citrus

3.3
AWISLguy (3327) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2016
5oz sampler at the source during the end of summer trip to the Cities. Lotta pine and other, older style, hops in the nose tangy taste, some hops, some malts. Not too exciting. 13.4

3.1
Travlr (26123) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft at the source. Clear golden color. Fruity aroma. Taste is moderately bitter straw and light fruit.

3.2
jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Keg @ Northbound. Amber pour with a small head. Nose of caramel and toasted pine. Mild citrus. Fresh orchard fruit. Taste is sweet, a touch syrupy. Orange peel and caramel. Oily and substantial. Decent.

3.3
badgerben (5328) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Gold color with a small head. Light hoppy aroma. Heavyish caramel and biscuit flavor. Citrus character showing up late. Moderately bitter. A bit too malt heavy for the style for me.

3.6
edgallow (4477) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Draft sampler pours amber with a white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and grain. Taste is grains, citrus and malts.

3.2
deyholla (12302) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a near white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has notes of bitter pine and grapefruit as well as a light grain backbone. Flavor starts with grass and a bit of light citrus but finish is mainly resin with a touch of sweet grain backing.

3.6
northropfrye (3693) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
A quality IPA. Nicely balanced between malts and hops which makes it bordering (with the abv) on double ipa territory. Nice.

3.8
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Draft at brewpub. Nice but somewhat faint piney aroma. Clear amber body with no visible carbonation. ReAlly nice balanced IPA with a healthy amount of hops.

3.3
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of orange peel, grapefruit, bitter pine, grass, and spice notes, touch of caramel, toffee, hints of dough as well. Taste is a mix of orange, citrus, grapefruit into some biscuit, caramel, hints of grass and pine, finishing bitter, slightly dry.


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