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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This IPA is packed with a blend of US and Southern Hemisphere hops giving a huge pineapple aroma and balancing sweetness to make it one of the juiciest IPA’s around. The heady aromas fill the sinuses and continue to build with each sip. Hops are strong in the flavor as well giving a full consistent hop flavor across the entire palate but without a raking bitterness. A Florida West Coast IPA to be sure, this ale is far more complex than just hops but as with any IPA the malt and sweetness play a supporting role to bring the carefully selected hop blends to their maximum potential.

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4.6
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2012
Gold-amber with good, creamy, white head / Soapy nose of citrus, weed, and pine / Medium body, modest bite, with good, smooth balance and finish / Elegant, balanced flavors of cut pine, orange, weed, and grapefruit / Terrific.

4.4
mq4188 (3) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2012 does not count
Drank from 16 ounce pint glass. Grassy, floral on the front and back of the palate. smooth malt. 6.0 abv and in that category was outstanding. Great hop notes with a New Zealand and Citra blend. It is rare to have a small brewery put out an I.P.A. of this caliber.

4.4
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Amber pour, sticky whitish head. So juicy and rich with piney hops. Flavor is just awesome. Pine trees, resinous heaven with a great malt backbone. Great, just great!

4.1
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2010 Poured on tap into a shaker pint glass. Appearance: Pours a hazy light yellow-orange color with a 1-2 finger off-white head. Excellent lacing. Smell: Citrus, pine and mango. Pure hoppy deliciousness. One of the best aromas I’ve gotten from an IPA. Taste: Hops through and through. Excellent mix of bitterness and fruitiness. This was extemely fresh and delicious. There was no malt profile at all and I’m not complaining in this case. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. You could knock back several of these with no problem. Overall: Excellent IPA. I would highly recommend trying this one if you’re in the St. Pete area.

4
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Poured up on tap at Peg’s Pizza Cantina a orange – brown color with some haze and firm off white head. Great nose with solid citrus candy goodness upon the first draw. Later I get notes of malt sweetness and some resiny pine like hop bitterness. The taste is full bold up front hoppy goodness. It runs from pine flavor to resiny bitterness, a bit of grapefruit and then to spice hops. There’s a mild malt backbone deep in the rear of the flavor. Very nice IPA. One of the best I’ve had brewed in FL.

4
drowland (8730) - Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2010
12/7/10. Draft at the brewpub - thanks to Christine for tapping this keg! Nice orange pour with a fluffy off-white head. Fruity tropical aroma with a bitter kick. Nice sweet malt flavor with tons of tropical and fruity hop kicks. Very nice!

4
BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2011
On Draft at Peg’s for the 100th Batch Celebration. Pours copper/orange with a big full creamy white head. The head last beautifully and leaves lacing up and down the glass until the last sip, few IPA’s look better than this. Aroma is florals, citrus zest, and hops. Flavor is quite hoppy with some citrus zest and floral notes...The flavor is not what has become the norm of IPA’s, it is not more piney or more citrusy...but rather a very nice balance and a crisp citrus presence that doesnt come off a syrupy as much as alot of similar beer. Medium mouthfeel with a good bitter bite. I like this IPA alot mostly because it is so very different from the average IPA out there...the Brewmaster, Doug, is clearly aware of what has become the same boring, tired old nuances and tendencies of the IPA style. Bravo.

4
Oakes (17680) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
Hazy tan. Thin head. Woody, weedy aroma. Creamy body with very rich hops. Some clean, slightly biscuity malt backdrop. Good, with long, lingering bitterness. Really nice IPA.

3.9
hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Draft… Murky golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head that never dissipates. Front and center in the aroma are big-time notes of tangerine, honeybell and grapefruit zest - moderate pine and light musk linger in the background. Full-bodied and creamy with stinging carbonation. The flavor presents rindy, tannic hop bitterness accentuated by reserved pale malt sweetness. Finishes coarse, medium bitter and Sahara-dry. God, what a freaking nice Ipa.

3.9
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2012
Draft at Peg’s Cantina during TBBW. Amber with head that lasts forever! Bright lovely leafy earthy fine hop aroma. Is silky smooth, resinous but balanced. Not chewy, and super drinkable. Everything you want in an IPA. Impressive.


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