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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Exploding with hop flavor and aroma, this citrus/piney/floral ale has enough of a malt backbone to stand up to the intense bitterness.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Reviewed 4/6/13. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a moderately clear amber color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade, retaining itself decently. Lots of lacing on the glass, too. S: There’s a nice amount of mango, papaya, grapefruit, and herbs on the nose, with enough malt to balance. I love the Simcoe-forward nature of this one. Develops an onion-y note after warming up, and that’s a good thing. T: Again, this really showcases Simcoe hops well. It starts with some mild, unsweetened tropical fruits, before it develops a strong piny, herbal tone near the finish and aftertaste. The finishing bitterness might put some off, but who cares?! Give me more. M: No annoying syrupy linger or overdone malt sweetness here, yet at the same time, it’s not wrecking the palate with bitter dryness. As such, it’s nicely crisp, not to mention superbly drinkable. O: This might be my favorite pine-forward IPA to date. It kind of reminds me of Troegs Perpetual IPA with its crisp finish and Simcoe-heavy nature, which is always a good thing.


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sinfull (1655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Hazy , golden color. Nice , white head. Tropical fruits, citrus and malt in aroma. Balanced, hoppy taste with malt on background. Nothing more to say. Just damn good IPA! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
dukeandduke (264) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2017
6/18/17 (Round Lake). 12 oz bottle poured into standard pint glass. Light copper pour, thin white head. Strong hops aroma.Very bitter, pleasant taste offset by a slight citrus taste. Strong mouth presence light carbonation. Overall good beer.

3.7
hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Rated on 12-24-2016. This bottled beer’s apperance includes a medium sized frothy offf-white head that is mostly lasting, hazy medium yellow body, fizzy, lively, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is very nice...citrus hops, pine hops, fruity, bitter hops, floral, and caramel malt. The flavor is moderate-heavy bitter, citrus hops, pine hops, fruity. caramel malt, and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is lively carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. A very nice drinking beer with a moderate bitter aftertaste and a very good overall taste to it. It is easy drinking and a beer that I would partake in again.

5
laurenlm (6) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2017 does not count
This beer is amazing! I got so many different delicious hoppy flavors from this one, mostly citrus and fruitiness, but also hints of pine a little herbal flavor.

3.7
alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle from notes. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale toasted malts, citrus, floral and herbal tea hop character, smells very nice, moderate bitterness, pretty solid beer, flavor falls short of the nose.

3.6
evergreen0199 (3369) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle from New Beer Distributors, Manhattan, New York, USA. A hazy golden/ yellow coloured pour with a healthy white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, tropical fruit, pine aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, citrus, tropical fruit, pine, slightly bitter/tart. Decent IPA.

4
gripweed57 (2462) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy yellow golden color. Moderate rocky white head is firm and dense. Intense piney hop nose, redolent of bitter grapefruit. Upfront, flavor is sweet malt and citrusy hops. Starts out subtle, but the hoppiness becomes more intense in the midtaste. Complex and spicy with tropical fruit notes. Well hidden is the 7.2% ABV. Nicely crafted and a stellar example of American lupinicity.

3.5
Pauly_Ant81 (7) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2016 does not count
Nice hoppy American ipa with a nice citrus note. Finishes nice... color is a little hazy and light.

3.8
jefcon (1853) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Standard pour, but tons of bitterness, citrus and pine from this terrific IPA. Sticky and tart, with a spicy aroma that belies the massive hop content on the palate.

3.7
MacNJ (93) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2016 The appearance is one weakness with a watery head and a cloudy, unfiltered pour. However, the nose is fully hopped, and the taste matches it’s sniff. Very hoppy. Solid IPA. Cheers!


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