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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A combination of hops all from the Southern Hemisphere: Nelson Sauvin, Moteuka, and Galaxy.

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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Homer321 (4560) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle from a trade. Nose is huge in caramel. Toffee, sweet. No hops at all. like an imperial amber ale. Not a good sign. Taste follows with a gross sweetness that sticks to my tongue and wont let me taste anything other than burnt sugar, bread, molasses. no. stop. bad.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5993) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Clear golden and lightly coppered coloured body with a thin, faint off-white head about a centimetre tall. Aroma of light grass, tropical fruits and a touch of metal and nuts. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong nutty and earthy malt flavours at first with a smooth and noticeable, but low alpha acid hop flavour showing some grain and subdued sweetness. Aftertaste has a little pungency with some smooth alcohol and metallic flavours around, but the hops are relatively mild and the malt is only a touch nutty. Overall, a light IPA with some smooth but non-remarkable qualities, which is too bad compared to the other beers Ive had from this brewery. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 15-November-2016 for US$2,17 sampled at home in Washington on 04-December-2016 after returning from New York.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2609) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2016
$2.29 bottle from total wine. Pours Amber with a nice, soft head. Aroma Of heavy citrus and pine. Flavor of citrus peel, raisins, nutty, apricot. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (13176) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Wegmans Lake Manassas, 7/14/16. Slightly hazy copper, large foamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of grapefruit and pale malts. The taste is pine, grapefruit, caramel. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
obguthr (6022) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Pencil shavings, honey, and orange nose, a bit vegetal. Cloudy copper, thick yellow head, nice lacing. Orange peel, wood, canned carrots. Full body, soft carbonation, resinous. Flawed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1693) - CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
Appearance: hazy pale amber with one fat finger of rocky ivory head, excellent retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel malt, pine, citrus, earth. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5) So, is a southern triangle anything like a map of Tasmania? ANZ rude phrases aside, this isnt particularly southern, as far as I can tell - certainly Im not getting any of the white wine vinous notes I associate with Nelson Sauvin. Its a little foamy, which doesnt bother me overly much, especially since the head retention is so good. But its also fairly malt-forward, which does bother me, a little. Its not even that high an ABV, so theres no particular reason the hops couldnt be a bit more dominant over the malt, in my opinion. Solid, I guess, if uninspired. (14/20)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsd08460 (993) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle from Crafted in Haymarket, VA Aroma: citrus, tropical fruit, floral Appearance: light amber with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter finish Tasty

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6710) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, malt. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, malt. Medium body with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2525) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Very basic bitter and grain IPA. One dimension. Well done for a standard IPA but this isn't really for me. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5351) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
Bottle from Bine and Vine. Pours a mostly clear Amber orange with a pillowy white head that sticks around. Nose is herbal, grassy, grainy, and hints of cattiness. Flavor is similar with grain, malt, grass, herbs, lemon peel, grapefruit, mild fruit, and lingering bitter. Light to medium in body and lingering bitterness on the finish.


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