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RATINGS: 1385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
70 IBU’s. 1.061 Original Gravity.

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

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3.7
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Big ups to BlackForestCO for this gem in a trade. Thanks Jake. Pours orange with fluffy, white head, dissipating quickly to film. Sweet, resiny hop nose with earthy and piny notes. Citrus and piny hop flavor with a moderat ebitter than lingers. Dry but full mouth feel, nice caramel backbone. This ipens up as it breathes. Tasty IPA.

3.8
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2008
Thick white head on amber. Delicious sweet wood and grapefruit aroma. Lightly mouth drying. Citrus up front then woody notes blending back into more citrus in the finish. Solid.

3.4
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
From bottle courtesy of dpjuart. Oddly smoky character to this one. Pine and grassy bitter notes. Very little sweetness but nice. Not as fragrant as the Pliny. Amber gold with haze topped with thin white head. Medium watery body with light to medium carbonation. Starts smooth with bitter character an a bit of malty sweetness. Finishes, however, with a big hit of grassy bitter character that is harsh and gets harsher into the after. Pretty rough bitter after, and could use a bit more malt character.

4
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
decaturstevo’s 2008 Zapit Tasing Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to Beer_Hawk. Clear, still yellow with a white head. Grapefruit citrus hop aroma. Body is sweet and heavy, approaching syrupy for an IPA. Tastes seems to fall somewhere between floral pine and citrus grapefruit, nice bittering finish.

3.5
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2008
Pours a clearish gold with some white head and floaties. Amazing hop aroma is near perfect! Can’t even describe the balance. flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma, but still pretty good, piney and floral. Medium thin body with good bittering but not a lingering finish. Solid

4.1
mar (5423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2008
bottle thanks to aplusbreaks. amber pour with a thick off white head. the hops are so fresh it’s ridiculous with citrus and esters. awesome hop flavor and actually quite smooth with no bitterness at all. very impressive ipa.

4.3
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2008
bottle brewed 6 weeks ago poured into a tulip glass has a nice orange ice tea color and a thick one finger white head that retained rather well and laced the glass nicely. aroma has juicy grapefruit hops, citrus peels, pine, orange zest, and underlying malts. perfumed and enticing. mouth feel is medium with biting carbonation and good coating. flavor is all about the hops, (pine, grapefruit, citrus), sweet enough to keep the bitterness down, and just enough caramel malt to keep the hops balanced. finish has a long duration of hops coating. very good and extremely fresh tasting.

3.3
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2008
Thanks to Unrulythings. The aroma is very piny and citrusy with sweet malt to balance the hops. The appearance is hazy gold with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. The formula to a great IPA is simplicity in matching aroma and taste. This one does that well.

4.4
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2008
bottle from South Bay Drugs. This is one of the best IPA I’ve had to date - simply outstanding. It almost drinks like a IIPA. There are massive piney hops that seep out of the bottle and glass. Pours a crisp golden with a nice 1/2’ white head. It looks and smells like pure hop juice. There are also some citrus notes across the palate with grapefruit coming forward the most. The pine and somewhat resin coated hops are predominant. Nice full body with incredibly fresh hops coating the mouth. Huge bitter finish that sticks with you for a while. Russian River knows hops and makes some damn good beer.

3.9
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Bottle and served in my GI IPA Tulip: Clean golden hue topped by a foamy white head which left very nice lace upon the glassware. The aroma smacks of resiny, leafy and citric hops with a hint of caramel and bready malt balance, A tad minerally as well around the edges. The flavor profile lets the hops shine without kicking in your teeth, surprisingly smooth and very drinkable. Lots of twangy snappy citric notes about the palate with a astringent metallic finish. The mouth feel is sprite and refreshing, dry chalky finish. A very solid entry into the genre and if available in my area this would a beer I would drink regularly.


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