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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Signal IPA is a hybrid formulation that combines smoky malt and aromatic hops. And now the Mad Scientists have struck again taking it to the next level with bourbon barrel-aging and batch-blending. In the original Signal, the savory, bacony, smoky notes combine with juicy hops to create wholly unique flavor combination. For the barrel-aged version, we scaled the recipe up to 8.2% ABV and aged it for four months in JD Willet Bourbon barrels. Smoke, wood, hops and bourbon come together with a creamy, full texture that gives to a dry finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Pours a full haze orange. Spotty lacing. Nose is thick bacon and rich smoke. Savory and dense. Taste is a bit medicinal, astringent, bitter, some plastic. A bit harsh with plastic, walnut shell bitterness and fatty meat. Not bad. Chemical back end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Not tyin to be bad guy but this beer is not great, smokey, tons as tons of bacon, and intense flavors for brunch

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Associated Supermarket, Bushwick, NY growler station ($9.69): Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is floral, smoky, with a hint of citrus. Taste is a combination of smoke and a moderate level of hops. The smokiness is done right, as it is neither too light or too heavy. This is somewhat sweet. "tis very drinkable and I jsut like smoke as a whole.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3687) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Enjoyed while waiting in line at Fette Sau in Brooklyn. The beer appears a hazy, copper orange color. The aroma offers smoke and hops - an odd marriage, even done well. An IPA with a bit of smoke in the finish. A creative endeavor, but perhaps an overwhelming task. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2012
draft at Dash In (Feb 18, 2012) - This beer should probably be listed as a smoked beer style. Anyway, it pours a hazy, honey color and has a good smoky aroma. The flavor is really dominated by the smoke, almost German rauchbier like, with a sweet malt background and a little hops bitterness. Its medium bodied and has a dry, lingering smoky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (3167) - New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Tap from barcade. Poured gold, mild head, nice classic rauch aroma, pretty light mouthfeel/drinkable, some hops. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (4526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Hazy orange-amber body. Moderate sized white head, faint skim left on the glass. S: Yup, there is some smoke here... but not as much as I was expecting. Lemon-citric and grassy hops over top a soft malty body. T: The smoke is a bit more amped up, but not so much so that it drowns out the hops. Nice lemon-grassy hops. M: Medium bodied, appropriately carbonated, mild bitterness, a blt slick in the finish. O: I was pleasantly surprised by the balance between the smoke and hops that actually worked decently well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
An amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a nice biscuit malt with light floral hops, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice malt with floral peppery hops, quite nice. On tap at Fette Sau, Dec. 30 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Clear orange-yellow pour with an aroma of citrus, floral, and smoke. Unique flavor with citrus, pine, floral elements,and a smoke backbone. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Draught at Whole Foods Devon: Aroma of malt, hops, diacetyl, and some grass. Poured amber in color with a tiny white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Not sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, wood, slight smoke, slight hops, and a hint of caramel. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, caramel, hop, light wood, slight smoke finish is lightly dry.

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