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50
style
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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5946) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Wheres the hops in the aroma. Is this English style?? This is very unhoppy for an IPA. A hint of dryness comes on late. Okay, but could be better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5866) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
On tap at the Happy Gnome during the RBSG 07 pub crawl. Pours a coppery/orange amber brew with plenty of off-white foam head. Aroma of rich grapefruit, sweet malt, and some apple juice. Taste is a little thick, full bodied, more grapefruit bitter on the tongue, and some sweet sugar candi. Finish is slightly bitter and smooth. Nice lingering grapefruit flowery hops aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5836) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2008
Draft at capones. Pours a golden body with a small white head. Lots of hoppy aroma and flavors, pine, citrus, resins with a big rusty mouthfeel. not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2007
To steal from muzzelhatch: Draught pint shared with Argo0 at the Happy Gnome in St Paul, RBSG Minneapolis pub crawl, June 22 2007: Hazy orange, light white head and lacing. Nose of bright grapefruit and pruned spruce, pine, nice orange and plum. The flavor is nice and balanced, plenty of hops and a crisp forgetful, yet inviting finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5344) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Light gold body with a bright white head. Strong grapefruit with some almonds. The taste is very bitter with lots of grapefruit and some toast. A finish of bitter almond shells. Fairly well done with plenty of bitterness in the finish. Decent.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (5044) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Gold color with a thick head. Very citrusy aroma. Switches to pine in the flavor. Pretty strong on the bitter acid for a plain IPA. Almost herbal and grassy. Really nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4939) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Draught pint shared with Argo0 at the Happy Gnome in St Paul, RBSG Minneapolis pub crawl, June 22 2007. Nice lacing lasts in the glass as the moderate creamy head drops slowly atop the bright golden body....nicely hoppy though restrained aroma, caramel, grassy and dry....somewhat pungent body, light cidery tartness and some odd funkiness, grassy hops dry out and dominate the finish....pretty solid overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Appearance: Pours a hazy, orange-copper body with a thin, wispy off-white head. Smell: Aroma of caramel malt and fresh citrus fruits with lesser notes of grass and buttery diacetyl. Taste: Caramel maltiness with a medium amount of sweetness. Light buttery hints. Hunks of juicy grapefruit. Medium bitterness and acidity - finishes same. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slick mouthfeel. Drinkability: Diacetyl or no, its still an okay IPA.


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