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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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No one can deny the beer climate is changing. Extreme bittering patterns and massive flavor oscillations are the new normal.

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3.7
oobawa (1301) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Solid hoppy amber, with piney, mildly citric hops shoring up the big toasted caramel malt base. Grows sweeter as it warms, bringing out the bread and burnt sugar underneath, yet the modest notes of grapefruit don’t prepare you for the unexpected bitchslap of IBUs are ahead. Never grows too bitter, though, finishing balanced, semisweet yet resinous.

3.8
OnTheTrail (491) - Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Pours slightly hazy amber, big off white head . Richly hoppy aroma, grapefruit, hay, grass, spruce. Taste is pine, spruce, hints of lemon, bitterness is somewhat restrained, some malt notes.

4.1
Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2017
Can: Served in a shaker: Almost clear amber with a creamy head on top. Nose of hops, hop fruits, passion fruit, citrus, apricot, malts, light caramel, light alcohol and some corn. Flavour is also hop forward. Bready, biscuit, hop fruity, creamy fruity, bitter, malts and caramel... tasty! Aftertaste is bitter, hoppy, caramel, malts and some flowers. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, meeoum bodied. Tasty stuff! Well done!

3.2
islay (2645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2017
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-7-17. Pours a mostly clear but slightly hazy amber to copper with a very large amount of yellowish beige head. Uneven head. Substantial lacing. Would look good, but excessive head is an automatic minus one point for the appearance. Pleasant, biscuit and cracker aroma. Scents of grapefruit and apricot. The lack of sophistication in the aroma becomes more evident on multiple sniffs; it does smell good, but not as good as the first whiff suggested. Pencil shavings. Toast crust. Fruitiness upon multiple sips: Strawberries or raspberries and cream. Pretty darn dry. Flat liquid in the palate, likely due to the excessive head. Easy to drink. Essentially a red IPA, it seems. My kind of beer, but imperfectly executed. The hops are fruitier and juicier than I would prefer, a problem that afflicts all too many hoppy beers these days.

3.8
CraftBeerNick (2470) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Tap at BeerTemple, 16th February 17. Pours an amber colour, good head. Aroma is hop forward, bitter, floral, kind of smells like a Sixpoint beer. Taste is hoppy, citrus, bitter, good malt balance. Pretty good.

3.9
mike_77 (6569) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
Light brown colour with quick fading head. Aroma and flavour have an abundance of resinous hop. Also lots of malt. Really full bodied and flavoursome.

3.4
tderoeck (9471) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2017
27/XII/16 - 12Fl. Oz. can @ Tim’s Christmas Tasting - BB: 3/XI/16 (2016-1500) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the can!

Clear orange beer, small aery off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: hoppy, some citrus, grapefruit, bit resinous, malty touch. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very very soapy, pretty bitter, quite some grapefruit, citrus. Aftertaste: hoppy, grassy, bitter, bit watery , resinous touch, some grapefruit, grassy, medicinal bitterness.

4
ShivanDragon (4048) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2017
Blikje, Schenkt helder amber/gouden met witte kraag. Aroma van den, gras, tropisch fruit, fris hoppig, lyches, mout. Smaken den, matig/redelijk zoet, matig bitter, zacht, vers, goede fruitige en flink hoppige ale, matige body, lekker.

3.5
MaBeer1972 (2036) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Can from Julio’s. Pours out a hazy burnt light orange amber. Frothy off white head settles to a thick lace. Herbal-pine-spice aromas. Tasty with layers of herbal-earthy pine spice with hints of fruit and citrus. Light sweet roasty malts balance this nicely.

3.4
radagast83 (8006) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Split a can with a friend. Poured a cloudy red color with a larger head than I expected. Aroma was citrus, light resin. Flavor was light pine, some sweet malts, earthy finish. Floral hop leaves are in there too. Better than I expected it to be, but still just okay.


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