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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
A light copper-colored, unfiltered ale marrying two distinctive hop characteristics.

Dedicated to Independence, Oregon, the hop capital of the world. 15º PLATO, 80 IBU, 75 AA, 14.1º L.

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kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2009

Date: March 31, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Appearance: hazy dark copper, fine off white head, patterned lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, lots of balancing earthyness, touch of citrus
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness keeps it mostly dry, light citrus
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3fourths (9351) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Draft at the Portland pub (bottles also available for sale). Clear dark honey colored body, still, with a very small film of a head. Wet vegetal musty hop nose, semi-sweet celery and parsley are picked up... subdued lime (without the citrus acidity and sharpness). Oily texture, medium to thin body. Clean but simple... resembles subdued harvest ale.

JaBier (8112) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Bottle. Opaque amber color with a thin off-white head. Grainy malt aroma with caramel and earthy hops. Caramel malt flavor up front with a bitter hop finish.

after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2009
22. Pours a fairly hazy dark burnished coppery amber. Thick, sudsy, towering, surging off-white head. Very beautiful when it settles, even without very much lacing. Mild biscuit and pine nose, not much happening there. Creamy medium body, pleasant carb. Sweet pine, biscuit, and crackers on the mid-palate. Fairly neutral finish. Drinkable and sessionable and forgettable.

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle:   Deep amber, on the orange side, thick and hazy, large rocky off-white head, clumps of lacing.   Wet hop nose, a little barnish and musty.   Has a very slight hint of Honeycomb cereal.   Somewhat of a malty start on the tongue, well, cereal like.   I do get some of that Honeycomb cereal.   Slighty hopped, a little citrus and pine, but its all minor.   A little wet cardboard too.   Backside has a bit more cereal than other fresh Harvest type IPAs/Pales.   Not as malty or smooth as other examples.   Not thin, but perhaps could be a bit maltier.   Could stand to be a bit more Hopcentric.   It seems to be mostly up front.   Finish is fairly clean, does have some lingering Honeycomb cereal as well as wet cardboard.   Not bad, but many other better examples this season.

hayduke (5600) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 12, 2009
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a hazy copper color with big off-white head and medium lacing. Aroma gives a nose of pine hops. Very slick and greasy mouthfeel. Flavor is a good balance between caramel hops and hops, and the finish is long and bitter. A very nice and easy drinking APA.

BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2009
22oz Bomber – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA – Nice IPA flavor and aroma. Liked the beer as it developed quite well as it warmed up and was a great beer to drink for dinner. The IBU’s where there but not super strong to tear off your shoes. This will be interesting from year to year to taste how the hops develop.

presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2008
Big bottle shared among five. Dark amber. Strong hop aroma. Rich hop flavour that is very tasty and has an interesting quality that I’d like to believe is from green hops.

theisti (4157) - Kansas, USA - DEC 4, 2008
22 oz bomber from my Oregon hook up DA. Brewed with hops grown on Rogues hop farm. I am actually pretty excited to try this. Pour is hazed orange brown with an active 2 inch off white head. Nice lacing left behind as head retreats. Aroma is fresh resin hops and wet earth. Dusty smelling. Taste is resin bitterness. Grainy, malty, hoppy with a taste of the distinctive Rogue yeast in the finish. Taste is fresh and clean. Palate is thin to medium, a bit watery but certainly refreshing. Nice one. Thanks for sending this one my way Derek.

beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On tap in Newport. Clear yellow/golden pour with a thin white top. Scent is grass and bread, hint of citrus. Taste is grassy, bready and a mild bitter finish.

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