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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtlasley (142) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
finger head showed quickly and had some decent staying power. The soapy thickness of the head makes for some decent lacing. Zesty grapefruit stands up front followed by pine, lemon and orange. The hops are extremely aromatic and they overpower the sweet, caramel smelling malty backbone. Smooth, sweet hoppy bitters are up front in the mouth and evoke tastes of grapefruit and pine being most prominent. The malty caramel background here is light but contributes well to the sweetness here. Very drinkable for the hop lover. Thick on the front but some middle of the road carbonation makes the end crisp and refreshing. Keeps bringing me back for more. Very tasty overall. Well rounded and refreshing. Just a slightly above average IPA and something I could enjoy a few of and a summer evening.


3.6
Clareeses (160) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2017 On draft at the brewery. Aroma 7 /10: Faint citrus and hoppy flavor Appearance 3 /5: opaque golden yellow with frothy head Palate 4 /5: Very bubbly, medium bodied but almost a little watery Taste 7 /10: grassy hops with some citrus peel. Finishes a bit vegetal, bitter. Still overall bright, though, without much dirty taste. Overall 15/20: not a bad beer, but I'm not particularly excited about it. It is better than other IPAs by Schlafly. Final: 3.6

3.9
ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 29, 2017
This has been one of the better IPAs I’ve had since the first time I tried it in 2010. Assertive bitterness, a nice mix of pine and citrus character.

4
sinfull (1802) - 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 (272) - 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 (5258) - 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 (10821) - West Chester, 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 (3494) - 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 (2871) - 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.


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