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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with only Hallertau Mittelfreuh Noble Hops, contributing a soft bitterness and delicate lemony flavor and resinous pine notes.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tommynh (109) - - AUG 12, 2014
Dark golden IPA with a nice head. Seems a bit heavier than some other IPAs but the more you have, the lighter it seems. Seems pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2291) - - AUG 10, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance The beer pours a nice amber color with a massive amber tinged head. The head has fantastic retention and last a very long time, with it eventually fading leaving a wonderful level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma of this one is rather hop light overall consisting of some more subtle grapefruit citrus and light pine smells. Along with these smells comes a decent showing of a tropical fruit and bready nature with the tropical fruits being a mix of tangerine, mango and pineapple. Taste The taste begins with a bready flavor mixed with a decent showing of a fruity tropical fruit nature of tangerine and pineapple. At the start there is a light grapefruit hop flavor that gains a bit of strength as the taste moves on to the end. A little bit of apricot and caramel come to the tongue with the tropical fruits fading a little bit as the taste advances. Some lighter pine and earthy hops develop at the very end, leaving a rather smooth and malty sweet flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body is above average with the carbonation level a little above average. The slightly thicker body does a decent job for the malty flavors of the brew and does help accentuate the lighter hop flavors, which overall was needed as the hops are fairly light overall. Overall A maltier brew that is a little light in hop flavors for an IPA. It does however have a decent hop taste with a blend of citrus, pine and earth there, all from the single hop, and with the nice malty body creates a fairly easy drinking more pale ale style brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2589) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
kind or chalky and recessed tart like bitter quality with hardly any fruit for me to discern. some copper and lingering bitterness. pepper and kind of dead.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sweetooth6669 (3) - - AUG 8, 2014 does not count
Deep golden amber, with plenty of white head. Smells lemony and a bit of malt. Overall, it's an ok IPA. Lots of malt backbone that doesn't let the hops bitterness or flavor come forward.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1866) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Given to me from friends during my birthday party, enjoyed a month later. Not sure how fresh this one is, but its still pretty good. Appearance is a dark amber gold with a rich frothy white head that nicely laces to the glass. Aroma is definitely soft, light pine, smell is subdued but nice. Taste is lightly malty for an IPA, with a light spice, nice light bitterness. Pretty decent IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1651) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, small white head. Simco hops aroma. Medium body with a light mild finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kidobutai (650) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
A little equine in the aroma. Hoppy, slightly bitter at the back end. Caramel color, clear. Not the best offering from Sam Adams.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1733) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Minimal aroma of hops with a mild hops finish. Clear caramel colour, chalky feel with a wet horse taste and chalky bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear copper with nice long lasting head and lacing. Smells like Boston Lager. Taste is very mild malt and bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - AUG 3, 2014
A relatively dark shade of gold with a decent white head. Aroma is kind of light, caught a few notes of citrus hops with a touch of lemon. Flavor is bright with citrus and a bit of tart lemon. Finishes a little dry with a touch of bitterness.


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