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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.4
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUN 24, 2007
On Tap at PP S.C. Golden clear with a medium White head. Aroma of pine and hops. Biting on the palate.Bitter flavors predominate without much nuance of richness.

3.6
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 30, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2007 On draft at San Clemente PP. A very nice aroma of pine and grapefruit. Upon first sip, I thought: ’wow, this has a very interesting hop profile’. A somewhat unique flavor compared to all the other standard socal IPA’s - floral, citrusy, and refreshing. I thought it was a very nice beer, however low on the malt reinforcement.

3.6
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Draft; poured a copper with a small to medium white head. Aroma of citrus, floral and grapefruit; some caramel malt. Flavor was the same; dominated by the hops. Hints of honey. One of the best flowery hopped beers that I have had.

3.2
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2006
GABF 2006. Pale copper, clear, thin white head. Aroma dominated by hops with malt secondary. Hops are balanced. Flavor - hops really upfront, bitterness dominates. Malt is there, but out in the background. A little stale in the finish. Overall, a good beer, but nothing special.

3.6
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2006
GABF 06. A nice well balanced IPA. Plenty of malt to back up the hops. Very drinkable.

3.7
Zeswaft (1773) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Lots of citrus hops and a lot of balance. Very typical IPA. I could tell no difference between this and the Rip Tide. Both were good though.

3.2
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2006
Light amber body with almost no head. Cold at first so I waited for it to warm up before getting some nice citrus and pine on the nose. Nice malts thorughout but the real flavour is in the citrus and grapefruit dominating hops. Finish bitter. Good but not great.

2.7
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAY 8, 2006
Tap, May 7,2006. Light copper to amber pour. Loads of pine and grapefruit. Has a bitter kick that lingers in the palate for a while. Med lacing, Flavors of Sweet and sour banana buble gum.. huge flowery hops finish, more grapefruit, then bitter again with a salty aftertaste. Not my style of beer with so much flowery grapfruity taste... and way to bitter.

3.6
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2006
Draft, Dec ’05. Clear light copper pour. Grapefruit hoppy aroma with some malt. Very grapefruit hoppy flavors, again with some malts, but I would like to have had just a touch more malt. Bitter finish, and hop burpy. Nice.

3.5
CMUBEERMAN (443) - - MAR 20, 2006
@Sanni...pours a very bright gold and has a minimal totally white head. Smelss of fresh hops and citrus...a bit of sweetness as well. Flavor is very crisp with grassy citrusy hops...but nothing else really. Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly carbonated. Very refreshing and tasty with the pizza...but I wouldn’t bother ordering another considering the other beers available.


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