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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Burnt copper color and giant hop aroma come to the forefront in this traditional IPA. Rich caramel malt and red wheat balance the dry bitter finish.

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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malkyore (377) - - FEB 28, 2013
74 ibus is a pretty low estimate of this behemoth. The most bitter ipa I have yet to taste. Small head with a little staying power and minimal lacing. Nose is hoppy, sweet with subdued malty pine smell. Quite good in my opinion. Taste is bitter bitter ipa goodness. Like bells hopslam times 3. Fruity under notes and almost no malt flavor to speak of. This is a great American ipa and should be sold all over... Because I would buy it.


4
n1940 (135) - Dunbar, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2017
12 oz bottle. Quiet pour with modest carbonation and a musty malt aroma with citrus notes. The beer is an attractive light amber hue with a rich white head and good lace. It has smooth malty start with citrus notes and dry hops expanding into the middle. The finish is long and smooth with a good hop-malt balance and lingering caramel notes. Good mouthfeel throughout!

3.1
chucklemation (1683) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Pours a copper with a foamy white head. Aroma is floral, skunk, and cardboard. Flavor is citrus and floral hops and cardboard. Why? Soft body and moderate bitterness. Meh.

2.7
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
On tap at PF Steamers in Ludington, Mi. eeeeh, this was okay. Caramely, piny and dank. Slight breadcrust. Quite bitter. Very dank and resinous finish. Slight citrus.

3.3
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2016
On tap at PF Steamers in Ludington, Mi. Pours amber, slightly translucent, cream hued head that leaves a lot of lacing. Strong bitterness, pine, pretty dank. Medium body.

3.7
Onslow (1495) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pour from a one pint can, purchased at Horrock’s in Grand Rapids. Darker amber orange brew with an inch of dense and persistent head. Nice aroma dominated by a blend of resin and grapefruit but enhanced with other citrus notes, tart fruit and weak tropical fruit. Taste is tart fruit up front with moderate malt, with emerging resin and grapefruit towards the end. Malt present grows slightly and seems to balance out the hops as they build. A rock solid IPA with enough complexity and character to stand out a bit among other IPA’s.

3.9
superspak (5587) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2016
16 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted bready, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange rind, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.4
rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2016
can. golden with one finger head. medium body. punch hops with moderate bitterness, mix of citrus and pine. solid, by the book ipa.

3.4
FlandersNed (395) - , Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2015
16oz can. Clear brown tone/nice tan foamstand. Grassy hop nose. Dried citrus and mown field hop taste. Medium+ body and medium- carbonation. Reasonable IPA but was better on tap.

3
milewide (2249) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Very bitter, and nice copper color. However, little fruit or herbs from hops. 16 ounce can.

3.4
Imaena (2321) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUL 28, 2015
Can. This is a really nice straight forward ale with lots of nice hop character an malt balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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