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95
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 2228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
TASTING NOTES: A non-traditional India Pale Ale with big citrusy, hop flavor and intense hop aroma. Medium-bodied with a vibrant lingering hop-bitterness that is anything but brutal. Enjoy!

8 INGREDIENTS: 2-Row, Carawheat, C15 & Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Alluvial™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast.

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3.1
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2007
pours a clear amber until the sediment clouded it up, nice foamy head. has a earthy bitter aroma. crisp mouthful with a nice bitter bite. has a very flat edge that linger a bit.

4.1
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2007
Orange, hazy/cloudy appearance. Organic-sprucelike, citrusy hop aroma. Big hop bite with citrus, grapefruit, grassy, very bitter taste.

3.8
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2007
Pours with an off-white head and the nose is of bitter orange peel. This is a strong bitter. Just the right amount of maltiness. It actually mellows through the middle, but explodes with bitterness at the end. It has a orange like bitterness. I would buy this one again.

3.8
Aegrus (49) - USA - APR 2, 2007
Bottle. Shaker. I love this beer, so bias is something to overcome. I will make an attempt. Quickly disiintegrating head upon a cloudy orange/gold haze. Highly hopped and sweet malt aroma is balanced by equal cascade hops and sweet barley malt. Lingering bitterness that is very pleasant. Far from brutal (such as snakebite from Flying Dog), but is very enjoyable. Recommended.

4
Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2007
A sweet aroma with an underlying nose of hops starts this beer out. It pours a hazy tan color, with a quickly diminishing head. The flavor is crisp, hints at sweetness which balances nicely with the hop finish. This is a very tasty ESB, and one I’m glad I was able to find.

3.4
jb (3407) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Very nice look - hazy dark orange. Aroma of grapefruit.and malt. Doughy palate with caramel, very malty, then is the bitterness, well balanced. Very enjoyable.

4.1
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Very nice. Name kind of threw me for a loop as i expected something incredibly bitter but overall it just seemed like an IPA, with perhaps a bit more hops. Well worth a sample as its a fine crafted brew.

3.9
mansquito (6897) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Really cloudy orange (we initially decided on amber/bronze hybrid... lighter than an IPA definately)... looks kind of unfiltered, not sure if it is though. Some head on top that leaves a pretty lacing. Really nice smell. Really does entice you and stuff. Not completely brutal, but definately a strong hop taste up front (this is nothing compared to some Sierra Nevada beers for example). The taste changes after the front by the time of the finish. The hoppiness is diminished while the interesting aftertaste takes precedent.

4
sayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2007
(Bottled, 0.65l) Medium-hazy with a small, firm head. Flowery, very pleasant and distinctive aroma of fresh hops, hay and cows. Slightly sweet, grainy-malty, very aromatic-hoppy flavor. Medium-bodied, quite carbonated, but smooth and slicky palate. A very pleasant and balanced brew, but this is really more like an IPA than a bitter.

3.4
jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Nice pour, light amber color good amount of head. Nice flavor with a strong finish.


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