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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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3.5
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Father’s Office, Santa Monica
Clear orangey amber hue, good head formation. Fruity aroma, grapefruit an dpineapple. Light malt on the palate, spicy, grapefruit bitterness and mild pineapple juice. Mildly biscuity in the aftertaste.

3.5
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
Tap at the brewpub: (Sterling was used at the time of my visit) Light yellow golden pour with a dense white film. Soft citrus hop aroma. Twiggy, clean with some hay notes. Creamy body. Balanced flavor with some mild nutty malt undertones that mesh with a clean hoppy flavor. Mildly resiny with a tannic AA finish. A nice session (that tasted like it had no hops in it after PTE)

3.5
illidurit (2340) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Appley piney hops, mild, fruity and not very robust. Not sure which hop variety this edition was, but it would be better utilized in a blend.

3.5
danielecamo (839) - ITALY - OCT 3, 2013
Alla spian al brewpub. L’ipa della casa che mi è piaciuta di meno, piuttosto scarica e meno intensa rispetto alle sue sorelle maggiori...ha un grado alcoolico però decisamente + abbordabile.

3.5
slowrunner77 (12043) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"(Sterling hops version) a clean, simple, slightly citrus aroma and flavor. it was quite good, and I love the idea of highlighting each hop veriety, but their other hop bombs are better."

3.5
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2015
draft at Russian River, solid IPA but has some tough competition on its own draft board. medium bodied, citrusy, some mango. Overall, a nice IPA that took a back seat to Blind Pig & Pliny

3.5
ippopotamo36 (2382) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 3, 2016
On tap at Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa, CA-USA. HBC683 version. Pours clear gold color, white foam leaving draft. Nose: yeast a bit, light garlic, grass. Mouth: mild soul, hops infusion in a neutral body. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
marcus (10222) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 18, 2009
On tap at the brewery. This blonde ale poured with a thin off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a smooth caramel malt flavor and sigificant bitterness produced by the tasty Sterling hops. It’s both light and bitter.

3.4
gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2009
On tap @ RR. Pours a clear gold color. Nose was some earthy and piney hops. Flavor was a light sweetness, some mild hop presence. A nice session beer.

3.4
tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2013
Pours cloudy pale golden amber with a small white head leaving la e. Aroma is sweet malty fruity citric. Flavor is a bit sourish acidy citric malty bready and has some sweetness. Nice fruity bitter finish.


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