RATINGS: 1487   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Hazy with a soapy looking head. Very fruity aroma with delicate floral notes, some bubblegum and some mint. Heavy, sweet, and resinous. Decent hop flavors but muddled. I get some DMS also. If this is 78 IBUs, it is not apparent. I wouldnt call this massively hoppy though. I would like to try his on tap, closer to the brewery for a better perspective.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Bottle. Citric aroma. Little caramel notes. One good thing is there isnt a lingering bitter aftertaste. I think they are playing it safe with this one. It is pretty much pedestrian as far as I am concerned. That having been said, it is still really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 strong hop aroma, mangos and papaya. thick creamy head, orange tinted gold. vibrant hop flavor. tropical notes carry over nicely for a great balance. pretty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkgrenwel (611) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Big sticky caramelly hoppiness. Mangp and other rich tropical fruits. Sticky resin up front and transitioning to fruit in the back. That caramel malt has a much lower profile than in the aroma, but it is solidly there to add a candy like sweetness to the beer, but still sit far behind the hops. Big orange flavor, like an ogange sunkist candy. Big affertive bitterness in the finish punctuating and adding great texture to the palate. Complex, explosive and drinkable. Pretty damn good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Looks fairly average, pale amber with a medium head and some lacing. Lots of citrus hops in the nose of this beer. You can really taste all the varieties of hops in this one. Theres plenty of aromatic citrus, dry grass, and resiny pine. The thick gooey mouthfeel is a welcome relief from the intensity of the hops. Finish is long and dryingly bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Pours a clouded amber brown with a nice light tan head that sticks around. Nose is of hops, sap, and a touch of citrus. Hops are dominant though. Flavor is very woody with a firm hop tone. Standard hop character that stays very consistent and smooth and never waivers. Feel is thick with a good carbonation on there and a nice liquid feel. Extremely drinkable. Well crafted, smooth, and even. Its not showy, but it doesnt have to be. I have been looking forward to trying something from these guys, and I am glad to finally get the chance. Well worth it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Dusty peach. Huge citrus in the nose, grapefruit. Thick palate, quite creamy, big mouthfeel. Nice fruitiness up front, tart and citric, malty balance. Bit bready. Quite good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (2100) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2007
22oz bottle acquired in trade. The pour is a bright melon orange with a thin white patchy film on top. Aroma is a very attractive resiny alpha hop. Flavor is fresh bitter and resiny. Full flavor piles bitterness on the tongue. Perhaps as this warms, more of the flavors will emerge. After a while the aroma is still nice but limited to bitter resiny hops. The flavor is still straight bitterness. This beer could really use some malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle. Pours light amber with a nice white head which leaves brussels lace clinging to the glass. The aroma first out of the fridge is very hoppy and floral. As it warms the smell of brown sugar becomes more apparent. The taste is sweet as it first hits the tongue and quite hoppy as it flows back on the tastebuds. Strong on the palate with a lasting malt flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2007
22oz bomber-Aroma of hops and more hops on a dark amber body with floaters. Taste of hops with more hops. great tastig IPA.


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