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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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anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2009
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale golden color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy aroma with some hints of citrus. Slightly swetish malty bitter hoppy citrus flavor with some piney hints. Has a long hoppy bitter citrus finish with a bitter aftertaste.

Papsoe (25060) - 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

bhensonb (15498) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Amber color. Nice citrus aroma. Flavor seems more a mix of citrus & pine. Just excellent.

Ratman197 (15109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2006
On tap @ Hopyard poured a clear gold with a small diminishing ivory head. Aromas of carmel, citrus and light pine. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavors of sweet carmel, orange and a hint of lemon with a crisp bitter finish.

DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 5, 2009
(10/29/08) Bottle at Valley Brew brewery in Stockton (thanks a lot Mike!). Aroma of rather piney hops and some caramel notes. Sweetish flavor with some malt, caramel notes and a bitter hoppy finish with some resinous notes and pine. A bit oily. Decent.

kp (10882) - 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

marcus (10474) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 24, 2009
This clear golden ale poured with a nice off-white head and a floral aroma. The flavor is at first malty sweet, but quickly fades to citrus and grassy hops. A refreshing and tasty brew.

bb (9695) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 Draft. Medium golden beer with little head. Fruity hop aroma. Citrus and pine resin flavors with some grassiness and malt backing. It’s not going to displease IPA drinkers, but it doesn’t stand out. Batches can be a bit variable, but bumped it a little as later batches are tasting much better.

Ibrew2or3 (8743) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2007
On tap at the Schooner’s Brewery/Restaurant in Antioch. It pours a clear gold with white ring of foam. There is a nice grapefruit citrus hop note that comes right at you out of the glass. It’s not only grapefruit but also a “sweeter” aroma of ripe orange wedges. The thick mouth feel for an IPA ushers in both sweet grapefruit and orange citrus hop flavors that slowly give way to more and more hop bitterness. The increasing bitterness may be due to the mild malt sweetness subsiding into oblivion. Nice offering.

CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

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