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RATINGS: 1485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With 78 IBUs. Our version of a West Coast IPA- brewed in the San Diego style. This massively hoppy beer gets its flavor and attitude from no less than five hop varieties including Amarillo, Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe and Summit.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4051) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Bottle from Craig. Thanks. Pours a deep, slightly glowing orange with a small off-white head. Nose is fresh with floral hops, some tropical fruits, pine, citrus and some caramel malt. Unlike other recent raters, I found the nose quite appealing. Flavor is grassy hops, with some more pine and a mild malt backbone. Flavor is a bit muted and watery when compared to the aroma. Finish is nice and bitter. Definitely an above average ipa.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2008 At first, the beer seems pretty commonplace. Not the sour flavor of some IPAs, but a crisp light flavor. Not much aroma to this one. But the hops kick in with a slightly dank piney and resinous flavor. Tastes like Simcoe! It sticks around a little while before fading. A sneaky but above average IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2008
22oz bottle left for the MN crew from joet sampled at the MN RB Winter Gathering. Only a hint of cat pee on the nose. Big, bright pine, cedar and lemon zesty hops. Pours bright gold with a bright white head. Flavor is grassy, leafy and very fresh hop tasting. Medium bodied with a lasting wet cut grass finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle. [Amager Mikkeller Brew session @ Amager Bryghus] Large off-white creamy head that mostly lasted. Cloudy golden / orange color. Good display of lacework. Aroma of grapefruit, elderflower, apricot, caramel, fruit. Over the palate notes of pine, citrus and again fruity notes. Full bodied with an average carbonation and dry texture. Moderated bitter flavor with counter sweetness. Lingering bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3447) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Bottle: Muddy golden pour with a smaller white head. Instant gratification in the aroma. Huge hoppy notes of citrus and resin. Plenty of malt too. Very clean and crisp hoppy flavor, floral and citrus goes well with the maltiness. Lingering bitters dance along my palate. Really quite good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2008
Bottle, at Yngwies xmas-tasting. Aber color, off-white head. Aroma is so hoppy, and I love it. Classic IPA/APA with lots of hops and fruit, bitter and sweet. Balanced. Nam-nam.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Poured a dark blond color in the glass with a nice white head. Smelled of light citrus and distant tropical fruit. Taste was all hops, citrus, tropical fruit, grapefruit, with a big piney finish. Very dry at the end. I think the malt was non existent in this one. Good thing the hops tasted so good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Pours light orange/amber with a soft white head that leaves thick lacing behind. Very floral hop aroma, light hint of pine, big citrus grapefruit character. Flavor is dominated by the hops, malts dont show very much, almost soapy quality to it due to the big dry hopping. Solid floral hopped IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2008
22 oz bottle. 2007. Enjoyed on New Years eve with friends. Clear golden pour wit a light head and plentiful carbonation. Lightly sweet caramel aroma with citrus hop notes. The flavor is where it is at! Excellent IPA. The malt backbone to this is perfect in my opinion with light biscuit notes and the perfect amount of caramel holding up terrific heaps of initial citrus then pine hops. Just a hint of sweetness. The bitter side of this is big but not harsh in anyway. Medium semi-dry mouth feel. This thing is just about perfect. If I had about a dozen more bottles I might just have another 5 in my rating list.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2008
22 oz. glass bottle- color of gold, with a good tan head - nose of hops, grapefruit, and biscuit clean taste of tar, resin, chardonnay?, and sweet biscuits - body is medium light, oily and with medium high carbonation clean aftertaste of, hops, some oil, and slight malt


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