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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This ninety-minute west coast-style IPA has nine hop additions of Warrior and Amarillo and comes in at a whopping 90 IBUs. A tongue-twisting treat for the hophead in all of us!

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3.1
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: September 03, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, frothy beige head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet floral aroma, touch of caramel sweetness, floral hops, light earthyness, hint of citrus
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.1
rosenbergh (11799) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2011
650 ml bottle. From Norwalk, CT.
Hazy darkish amber colour with tiny white head. Dark bitterish hops, tea leaves, earth and malt in aroma. Very modest bitterness. Strong dark bitter hoppy flavour with pine and mild caramel sweetness. 90 IBUs not so noticeable. Very dark bitterness in aftertaste.

3.2
Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
quite a decent IPA for the style.weak on the aroma but has the right amount of bitter taste that makes it worthy. not too malty and the palate is medium at best. The beer is still well worth your time

3.5
nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
The aroma is sweet and malty with plenty of caramel it is also hoppy with pine and herbal hops. The appearance is deep amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma being hoppy but not bitter. The palate is smooth. Overall a great IPA.

3.3
SpringsLicker (3677) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Pours a dark amber with a tall, long lasting, off-white head. Lots of chunks from the bottom of the bottle. Yeast? Mild grapefruit hop aroma along with some malt. The flavor is lightly bitter with a medium light mouth feel.

3.9
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2011
A nice amber body with a thin white head that had good retention and good lace. Aroma had nice caramel malts and hops were a mix of mild grapefruit and a nice assertive pine note, Flavor had great balance between the sweetness of the malts and a great hop bite that balanced it out perfectly. There was some warmth from the alcohol. A nice smooth finish.

3
adavis234 (289) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours an orangey-brown with a thin off-white head and almost no lacing. Aroma is mostly pine and yeast with a bit of citrus. Flavor is not what I anticipated - a bit of sour citrus hops (but not as much as it needs), some yeast and a grassy aftertaste. Not a particularly good IPA.

2.6
ChristianBlack (25) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2011
From notes: Picked up a 22oz bottle last night and it poured a slightly orange color with a thin white head clinging to the edges and sides of the glass. The aroma was citrusy with a malty sweetness.The taste is grapefruit with a moderate bitterness in the finish. The malt flavors are highlighted with sweet, slight caramel flavor overall. It slightly overwhelms the hop character I look for.The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. This is a weak hop IPA.

3.5
anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit finish.

3
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Sweet pine flavor and aroma, with some alcohol and honey in the finish. Even sweeter as it warms. Moderately drinkable, but not great.


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