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RATINGS: 2223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Copper orange with a good head. Malty body with good hop blend. Little citrus...and good amount of bitter, but I dont consider it brutally bitter. Im a big IPA fan, so I liked the hoppy mixed with the big bitterness. Nice beer....

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4142) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Bottle Lemony hop aroma orange amber color with a medium white, heavy lacing head; Nice hoppy flavor with a little citrus, nice hop bitterness into the finish. Tastes much different and more hoppy than the Britsh ESBs Ive had!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Bomber bottle from Whole Foods. Good, very crisp, perhaps this Oregon hop is "bright" flavored. I like this, it is very smooth and drinkable. Not as rounded as a good double IPA, but good indeed.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Pours a thick-hazed copper/orange with some settling sediment and a creamy, 2-finger, off-white head that laces in sheets. Sweetbread aroma with lemon almost comes off as a cookie dough. Thick bodied with lingering lemon notes. Bitter tea flavor with a touch of honey and slight berry tartness. Brutal in the sense that the IBUs are stronger than an ESB normally suggests, but (and this will disappoint some folks) the hop content is by no means overwhelming. A very good beer with a misleading name.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattd017 (51) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Good beer, but misleading with the name. Id be interested to see what the IBU is for this, but it sure isnt brutal. It is, however, a very good beer. Smooth, with a nice bite. Good smell, nice feel to the mouth. Pours a cloudy orange red. Definitely something I could get used to drinking

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2006
I Guess if they called this Balanced Bitter no one would buy it, but thats exactly what it is. A really tasty beer with plenty of malt body, pillowy white head, some nice citrusy hop flavour. Moderate bitterness with a mild non lingering flavour. Very pale for a supposed bitter, but Ill let that slide cause its a damn nice drop.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2006
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is hoppy. Flavour is hop and some sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUL 8, 2006
I wasnt too impressed with this.I was expecting a brutally bitter beer.It was about an average bitter.Had a decent head.Color a hazy orange amber.Not much aroma.Kind of bubbly tatse wit hops and citrus and bitter.Pretty good beer,but i was hoping for more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16718) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2006
Bottled, 0.65ltr. Almost clear, golden beer with an off-white head. Lots of hops in the aroma, which dont surprise me for a beer of 59 IBUs. Theres also sugar, pinecones and some citrus. The flavor is a bit one-tracked, with mostly hops, but citrus and sweetness was also present. It feels lightly sticky and sweet in the mouth, quite full-bodied. Long finish with lots of hops. A beer I wont be refusing to sample again. (060704)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
runaway (81) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2006
I had a pint of this on tap two weeks ago with lunch at Brouwers in Seattle and thoroughly enjoyed it. I was pleasantly surprised to find a six pack at Big Star Beer Market last Friday. The bottle (third one, I didnt take notes the for the first and the second went to a friend) poured a beautiful golden-orange color - evenly clouded, due to fine particulate and a persistent but reasonable carbonation. The moderate white head quickly dispersed into thin patches and minimal lacing. Did I mention the beautiful color? Id give this a 6 for appearance if I could. The aroma smells sprucey and citrusy. Light bodied and hoppy, but the sweetness of the malt comes through along with a pleasant spiciness. The hops arent overpowering but remind me of an IPA and linger in the long lasting finish. Extremely well balanced.


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