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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Inspired by the great West Coast IPAs, we have created a well balanced beer to satisfy all. Born of Amarillo and Centennial hops, this baby is well over 1 pound of hops per barrel while it’s still in the kettle and we dry hop with yet another pound per barrel once fermentation is complete. To balance the substantial hopping we provide plenty of malt backbone. The result is a complex interaction of bitterness, fruity fermentation esters and citrusy hop character.

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boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - OCT 29, 2007
I can stare right through this medium gold body, even through the top, as a thin notion of a white head fully diminishes nearly immediately. Hops are the near totality of the aromatic structure, fruity and fresh. This beer is extremely fresh and invigorating because of it. Notes of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, lemon and acidic pureed mangos and pineapple in moderation . Malt is diminutive, but warmth releases hints of toast and sweet grain. Alcohol is very lightly noticeable but not in any way bothersome. The flavor is wonderful! Fresh fruit slowly gives way to potent high bitterness that is both drying and quenching. Sweetness is mild. Acidity is lively and toils away attacking the sweet caramel malt. The finish is drying, moderately bitter and refreshing, clean and very crisp. The mouthfeel is somewhat watery, modestly carbonated and light-medium to medium bodied. Very good, an excellent session beer with fresh fruit galore.

CheesedMan (572) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Thanks Bobo! Poured an apricot color, with a small and delicate head. Aroma is intoxicatingly fresh, with a pronounced citrusy aroma leading the charge. I do get a slack back note of fresh cilantro and slight toasted component. Flavor is full and hoppy, with a warming finish. Very nice.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009
Date: October 18, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: muddy orange, whispy white head
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma
Body: very creamy body
Flavor: nice big hop flavor, lots of citrus character, well balanced sweetness, lasting bitter finish

Date: July 07, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Score: 3.3 to 3.7
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal aroma with lots of citrus
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, big citrus and sweet tangerine, plenty of balancing bitterness that stays out of the way of the hop flavor

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

DYCSoccer17 (3708) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 13, 2007
16 ounce pint on tap at the brewpub. Aroma is of hemp and piney hops. Some metallic notes are present, too. I also detect some dish soap, which is unfortunate. Transparent orangey-copper color with a small yellow-tan head. This could definitely be darker in color. Sweet, almost sugary malty start. Becomes quite juicy in the middle. It then suddenly takes a sharp, bitter, dry grapefruity turn. Quite dry and bitter. The mellow, sweet start lulls you into a false sense of security before the rediculously dry and bitter hoppiness blindsides you. I don’t care for this trait.

grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Lightly hazy orange-yellow. Moderate coarse head. Surprisingly light hops aroma with orange and piney notes. Hops do, however, come through sharply in the flavor with fat, juicy piney and citric notes and a light cheesiness/staleness. Excellent finish, smooth and creamy with moderate bitterness.

CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2007
Sampled from a bottle in Nov. 2006: Pours a slightly hazy golden bronze with a thin covering of wispy white head. Has a fresh piny hoppy aroma with semi-sweet caramel malty notes. Body starts with pale malty sweetness, some citric orange fruity notes and balance of flavoring hops. A nice IPA.

nolankowal (939) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2007
Bottle shared by bgburdman at C-Bus 6, thanks! Orange pour with a white head. ARoma of earthy hops, citrus and light caramel malt. Flavors of citrus-earthy hops and light sweet malt. Solid body, with a light bitter finish. A nice sessionable IPA.

Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2007
(Growler) Courtesy of aspidites. Clear, amber golden with a dense, off-white head leaving laces. Discreet, citrusy aroma. Medium body, a bit low in carbonation, with a discreet malt sweetness. Dry and fairly hoppy finish. This needs a bit of sophistication to be truly great. 290307

shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2007
Poured a hazy orange color with a white head. Aroma is of citrus hops with some malts in the background. Flavor was somewhat malty with a nice bitter citrus hop finish.

bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Bottle thanks to stoutlover. Aroma of citrus and some peachiness. Poured with a golden color and a thin white head. Had a pretty nice bitterness to it with some hops. Pretty good for an IPA.

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