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RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This wily red IPA gets its character from the Tasmanian hops that are full of grapefruit, pine and earthy notes creating a bold flavor that threads throughout the taste. The hops are balanced by a core of roasty malts that give this brew body and richness with hints of toffee. This flavorful brew is rounded and smooth with a dry and citrusy hop finish.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (609) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours very dark orange, verging on brick-red with some brown hints. Big astringency on the nose: red grapefruit, piney hops and kitty pee. First few sips are a bit of a shock. Intense citrus up front, bracingly bitter on the finish. As it warms, things start to coalesce, with some great biscuit malts, more intense grapefruit, with huge hop bitterness. Odd beer. Dont know if Id call it an IPA, but its fairly well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Pouring at the Saturday afternoon session of EBF. Pours a clear ruby tinged brown with a thin beige head. Caramel with light hops. Malt, earthy, but a touch thin. May be thin, but still flavorful. Grainy and earthy malt and toast. Chewy hoppy finish with a long slow bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (3138) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Deep red with a massive and annoyingly persistent head. Aroma was light citrus fruit and earth tones with light nutty notes and a bit of toasted malts. Medium to full body. Flavor seemed a bit restrained. It seemed like there was all these tasty treats wanting to burst free but just couldnt muster the strength (Not a temperature issue as this was cool but not cold when served). Light grapefruit, herbal notes, toasted malts, a bit of sweet malts, too. A bit of a let-down, actually.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Wow, what a great beer. It was difficult to find but definitely worth the effort. Its a great nutty, hoppy taste. It has a great dark brown color and mildly hoppy aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (6105) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2012
22oz bomber. Ruby-amber-brown, kinda stained-glassy. Steady beige head. Pretty solid appearance-wise. Mellow, brown malt aroma. Pretty solid hoppy Amber, some of that fruity malt twang but also a respectable piny hop backbone. It could have benefited from a little more body, despite the big flavors it is a little thin and watery somehow...I guess if you were feeling nice you could call it clean..and there is the house Sam Adams flavor that still shines through as well, which makes it a little pedestrian. Still a solid offering, not mind blowing stuff, a little soapy in the finish. Would be more respectable if it was there six pack beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2012
22oz bottle from Binnys poured into a shaker. Pours a very dark red with about 2 fingers of frothy white head. Aroma of resin hops, caramel, toffee and grapefruit. Taste is medium bitter. Resin, caramel and grapefruit. Medium body with a somewhat thin texture. Soft carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, not bad. I liked the 3rd voyage quite a bit better though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2012
A great copper body with a tan head that had both great retention and lacing. Aroma had good caramel malts upfront and some mild roasted malts. A nice pine hop note which was complemented by a citrusy hop presence. Flavor was well balanced nice sweet malts and mild roasted malts were balanced out with good hops. Finish was smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (11005) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle Pours a clear, beautiful copper color with a large, creamy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The nose consists of malty notes of almonds, pistachios, caramel and light milk chocolate layered upon an earthy, citrusy hop component. Medium-bodied with subdued carbonation. Moderate, malty flavors of caramel and milk chocolate take a back seat to powerful, tannic, earthy hop bitterness. Thin, astringent, bone-dry finish

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
Pours very dark red with thick frothy white head. Good hoppy aroma. Taste is strong bitter with malt with intense hops in the mid-range and finishes bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
(sample at the 2012 Boston Beer Summit Winter Jubilee) red amber with small head. Some malt and hops in the aroma. Flavor was more malty than hoppy (like a well hopped red ale).


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