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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One of our favorite styles, this ale is a hop explosion. Light in color, heavily hopped in the kettle as well as conditioned with several unique hop varieties. This creates a beautiful floral/citrusy nose which is balanced well by a smooth and full finish.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3519) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle from skinnyguy. Pours an almost pilsnerish yellow/orange color with almost no head. Soapy citrusy aroma. Nice hop profile here a little different than what I am used to but decent for a straight IPA. Grassy at first with some green apple mid palate and a nicely grapefruit bitter finish. Malt profile shows itself mid palate with some good body and caramel flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2009
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy golden colour with a rich dense white foam. Crispy notes of lemon-zest with mellow undertones of straw, oranges and soap. Medium-bodied with notes of grapefruit, lemon-zest and straw. Medium-bitter finish of grass. Not bad, a rather crisp but still a subtle example with plenty of lemon-zest.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle. jessup plaza. poured a cloudy blonde color with a small white head. aroma was grass and mild hops. taste was kind of light and weak. Mild hops at the end. Not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Courtesy Beerlando, I think. Slightly cloudy straw color, thin broken white head. Spicy phenols, moderate hop aroma, but light overall for an IPA. Pretty mild hop taste, more grassy in character. Just ok.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2009
A resinous pine-forward IPA with a pronounced sugary-sweet backside. Not a quaffer because it leaves a residual sweetness in your mouth instead of an inviting dryness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Pretty straightforward. On the sweetish side for an IPA. Decent pine hop flavor, slight resin character. Good not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9931) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2009 TAP: at Bulldog Lowertown (St. Paul, MN) on 1.25.09. Pours a hazy yellow/gold with a small head. Caramel on the nose, and a taste of malt, grain/bread, caramel, some citrus, and muted hops. Lemon forward on taste. Awesome flavorful IPA for those who dont like their beers overly hopped up. CASK: also had this on cask.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tedovertu (296) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Medium orange color with large particles floating. A watery IPA with an average flavor. Not much bite for an IPA. Excellent appearance and lacing. Nice muted pine and orange hop flavor with a little dryness on the back end. Definitely no Two Hearted Ale but is an average IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5774) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Tap at barcade - this was one of the better beers of the night for me - poured nice and hazy - the aroma and flavor were both full of fresh, pine/citrus hop tanginess/bitterness - grapefruit pulp and a lot of orange flavor - sure, some flaws manifested as it warmed, but I made sure to drink it fast, because those hops sure were tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Tap at barcade. Better than the bottle I had out in MN a couple summers ago. Pours a mostly clear light cppery orange and a nice sticky head. Aroma is on the phenolic side- lightly grassy alogn with some piney and citrus cascade like hops- seems cold dry hopped from the phenols. A bit more grass and plasticy phenols int eh flavor with some tacky citrus and light pine needle- orange comes through the most on the citrus with some grapefruit but seems a bit solventy as it warmed. Ok bitterness and a sticky finish.


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