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style
RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Each time we make this ale we pick a different single variety of hops and use them exclusively in the brew. The malt bill stays fairly consistent from batch to batch so as to allow the distinctive hop flavors to come through. Here are just a few of the hops used in the past: Simcoe, Vanguard, Sterling, YCR-004, Amarillo, Azzaca, Idaho 7 (NJ7), Satus, Santium, Tomahawk, and Columbus. Available on draft seasonally.O.G.: 1.060;50 BU’S.

Editor: Please make note of the hop variety when ordering and rate under the correct variant rather than this generic entry if possible

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3.7
Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Had on draft at the brewery. I got notes of floral and fruity hops with a soft onion character. There was a sweet maltiness. Not bad.

3.7
rosenbergh (11931) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Draught at the Russian River Brewing Co, Santa Rosa, CA.
Tardif version.
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Mild sweet hops in a mild aroma. Mild bitterness and mild hops in the flavour. A bit faceless hop variety.
6 3 7 3 12
Idaho #7 version.
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Sweet fruit, tangerine and soda hops in an amazingly delicious hoppy aroma. Soda hops, moderate bitterness, dryness and orange peel in the flavour. Very tasty.
8 3 8 3 15
I’m not quite sure how the rate this as these two varieties of this beer are completely different. I’ll go with the Idaho #7 version.

3.7
JulienHuxley (5979) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
On tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with thin white lacy white head. Aroma is really hoppy, nice fruity grassy hop, citrus. Taste is bitter, juicy hop. Palate is med bodied with good carbonation. Tasty.

3.7
Ibrew2or3 (8912) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Poured up on tap at the brewpub where it exhibits a clear copper body that has thin gold hues and supports an off white head. The aroma offers up biscuit like malts and earthy floral and spicy hoppiness The taste delivers biscuit like malts and lightly roasted malts to go along with earthy spicy hops, some bitter citrus hops, a dash of tropical fruity hoppiness and then some floral hops.

3.6
papajohn (1340) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAR 16, 2005
On [email protected]’brien"s: Golden amber in color with a 1/4 inch (bar pour) white head. Aroma is lightly sweet with citrus. Flavor starts lightly grapefruity with a hint of pine finishing kinda dry with an orange peel bitterness. Hoppy and flavorfull without being over the top with hops.

3.6
SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Draught at the brewpub, sterling version, 5.8%, 42 IBU. Gold with a white head. Aromas of doughy malt, and light spicy and mango/tropical fruit hops. Medium-sweet, bready malt flavor with a spicy, resiny hop flavor and bitterness. Nice hop flavor, but not high on the hop intensity. Interesting, but gets pretty overshadowed by the other hoppy beers in the stable.

3.6
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 26, 2009
On tap at brewery. Nice crisp citrus taste well balanced with a semi dry finish. Quite good.

3.6
Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
Nice amber gold with a nice white head. Aroma is an initial pine hoppiness, followed by fruit, and a fresh hop like accent. Taste is a straight forward hoppiness with little depth to it, light alcohol, some honey like sweetness.

3.6
mrhoppy (1196) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Tap: Pours dark clear gold with a one finger white head. The nose is fresh citrus and malt. The taste is citrus, toffee and light pine in the finish. Medium bodied. Nice IPA.

3.6
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
On draft at the brewpub. Galaxy hops, if I recall correctly. Golden pour with a white head. Aroma of pine, orange peel, and citrus. Some pineapple and mango. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity and nice. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, Crisp bitter finish. Pretty cool, bro.


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