overall
100
100
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RATINGS: 1405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
70 IBUs. 1.061 Original Gravity.

Full-bodied, very hoppy, citrus, pine, fruity notes with nice dry, bitter finish!

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 3, 2009
bottle..clear gold pour ,white head ,good lace.aroma of caramel ,pine and grapefruit.hoppy citrus pine flavors followed by hint of sweet malt.lingering bitterness, finishes dry ,carbonation is low.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9706) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2009
courtesy of tpd975. pours golden with white head. Aroma of caramel, light floral hops with notes of grapefruit. Taste is similar to the aroma. Good balance of the hops and malts with an edge on the malty caramel side.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (6062) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2009
btl by BeerHawk. grapefruit and medium malt on the nose. An orange pour with gooey white head and lace. Malt and hops balance well, a nice bitter finish. A semi sweet tinge that lend to making this a very good beer. Just slightly foamy and a hint of thin. Very well balanced with a great bitter.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
In short: A fantastic very crisp and dry IPA. Amazing.
How: Bottles. Many times from many people (Kegbear and others). Thanks a millon to you all and keep these coming!!! Always consumed fresh immediately upon reception.
The look: Clear golden blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: Nose of orange peels, citrus fruits and distant pine-needles. Taste is focussed on high-drinkability. Side-by-side with Pliny the Elder I thought the Pliny was a lot more resinous while the Blind Pig was a lot more on the dry side with cedar and sawdust flavours. Sweetness is more on the crisp honey/caramel while the Pliny had a rich caramel. Side-by-side with the Pliny Elder the Blind Pig clearly didnt have the complexity or the Elder but its dryer character almost makes-up for it. A very nice beer I can really relate to, although Ive never been called blind before.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - JAN 30, 2009
From a 0.5L bottle purchased locally poured into an imperial pint glass. Resiny hops fill the nose with citrus and pine. A golden color with a small white head. Flavor is forward with the hops followed by smooth malt. Crisp lingering bitterness. Carbonation is low and the finish is dry making this beer very drinkable. I could drink this all day long.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JAXSON (586) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Bottle, thanks to Bob. Pours a strangely-light clear straw with a quickly receding head. Not the burst of hops I expected. Really subdued. A bit watery in the mouth, with a strange, harsh finish. Some nice characteristics, certainly drinkable, but absolutely below-average. Ive had a dozen better IPAs in the last week. I have really enjoyed Russian River, but this is a strange offering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Bottle I had recently made my appreciation for this beer grow. Seems to always be on tap where Elder is, thus I never pick it. enjoy the lower Alc and how nice this drinks. Big hops, pine, bitters are a bit sharper than Plinys. When looking for lower alc RRs Ill go for this, maybe at home more with the bottles being available. Bottle notes consistant with that from tap.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (3045) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Bottle courtesy Bman1113VR. Pours a clear dark gold with a frothy white head. Really nice citrus, grapefruit, pine aroma, thick and resiny. Hoppy, resiny, citrus pine taste with a nice malt balance. The malt is just enough to let the hops shine through. A really nice well balanced IPA and very easy drinking.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JAN 25, 2009
bottle from Whole Foods. Bottled on 11/19/08. Amazing sweet fruity complex hop aroma thats almost sweet like Belgian candi sugar. It all fits together very nicely. Nice dark golden color verging on amber with a good white head thats dense, holds and laces. Not in your face hoppy, but so smooth and balanced and flavorful - grapefruit, lemony citrus, pine, cali bud, doughy bready malt. Medium to light body, but I have to give this a 5 on palate because it is so silky smooth and so juicy feeling from the hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Growler - slightly hazy golden pour, with a soapy lace - crisp, grassy, wet hop aroma, with loads of pine, grapefruit, orange peel - earthy pine/grass and tangy citrus flavor - medium-bodied, but nice and crisp/clean - very lean maltiness allows those hops to shine - a really nice ipa.


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