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RATINGS: 1199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Its Old Man Bitter

A mix of citrus and pine that will remind you of the time you went on a vision quest with your Native American cousin and you woke up in a pine grove full of grapefruit trees.

An American-style India Pale Ale with a deep golden-orange color. Bitter and hoppy, with a surprisingly smooth finish.

Modus Hoperandi, an IPA sitting at 6.8% ABV and 65 IBUs.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (17051) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2011
Bottled 355ml (Beer Hunters, BB 08/2011)
Clear amber color, small white head. Sticky cat piss aroma with some exotic fruits. Medium-bodied. Fruity, grassy bitter: grapefruit, bread, passion fruit, lemongrass in the flavor. Good and complex IPA - not too heavy, so has also very good drinkability.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4332) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2011
Pours pretty clear amber a biiig frothy beige head leaving nice lace. Aroma is very very nice, sweet, candy, piny, fruity and some malty. Fruity hoppy mouthfeel. Flavor is very nice indeed, piny, fruity, floral; very fresh. Great piny hoppy palate as is the finish with fruity undertones.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6960) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2011
Bottled from Systembolaget Deep golden with a medium head. Hoppy fruity and rather sweet aroma. Slightly oily palate with a high bitterness. Sweet maltiness with a distinct hoppy bitterness. Grapefruit and apricots.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (7046) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 (Re-rate, a quite fresh can at Pikkulintu, 20120331) The harshness I mentioned below is missing and the beer is well balanced. Aftertaste is long lasting with nice hoppy flavours.

(Bottle, 0.355 l - BBE 2011-08-31, at Pikkulintu) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized, white and it disappeared quickly. Aroma had hops, pine, fruitiness and malts. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, fruitiness, pine, sweetness, malts, citricness and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A bit harsh beer but still good.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JJHops (4) - SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2011 does not count
330ml bottle from systembolaget 2011-02-16. Served in a snifter. Aroma: Light malt, Appearance: Hazy amber, medium bubbly head. Taste: Medium bitter. Palate: Medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Long, bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma is rich with bread and pine, some citrus notes. Appearance is a dark amber with a thick white foam. Taste is bitter, very bitter, and some mild sweetness somewhere in the background. The carbonation is soft but with a full body. I really enjoyed this beer and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a really bitter and hoppy IPA.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours out in a shady amber colour with a small creamy off-white head. Rather sweet and sticky resinous aroma with sweetish fruity notes of red grapefruit, red oranges and apricots. Medium-bodied with thick plastic resinous notes of grapefruit and red orange juice. Quite sticky yet bitter finish of grapefruit and red oranges. Not a favorite of mine. Simply too sticky and oily with a dead palate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (4153) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Clear copper pour with a nice white head. Beer looks great. Mostly hops on the tongue with a lasting bitterness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nicely done. Not a bad brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (6046) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Great super hazy copper coloured body with a dense, long-lasting off-white head that leaves a decent lace. TONS of aroma of cascade and high a.a. hops, a lot of resiny sweetness and a bitter dose of grapefruit and pine - definitely mouthwatering as soon as you open the can! Medium-bodied; Strong assertive hoppy flavour at first with a good citrus and grapefruit finish to the hops with a rather thin and unbalanced malt backbone - not much malt presence in relationship to the hops. Aftertaste focuses completely on the hop bitterness - which is nice in my book, so lingering alcohol or depth/body to the beer, just hops and more hops. Overall, a very nicely done IPA that is structured more for folks who just want the hops and not so much malt and body - this is kind of a reverse Imperial IPA, focusing on the hops and leaving a lightish mouthfeel. I sampled this twelve ounce can (love it) purchased at Colorado Liquor Mart in Denver, Colorado on 14-February-2010, sampled at home in Washington almost a year later on 11-February-2011.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (8897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Hazy hazy deep orange, with a fading ivory head. Very bitter aroma; heavy grapefruit and floral hops, with a background of grass. Its a bitter smelling bouquet of hops! A huge foreshadowing of the taste to come. Taste is very crisp and bitter. Big bitterness, somewhat complex hop profile. But not without some strong malt backup--Im getting some toffee and earty bread combined. But its really not as assertive as the hops. Its a big imbalanced bitter hop-slam. I can see how some people would enjoy this thing, but its not for me.


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