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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2789) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Can. Pours a lovely copper without much of a head, but with pretty decent aromas of caramel malt and resiny hops. Quite a bit of the pine and resin hops pull through in the flavor, much stronger than the nose would have let on, but this seems a little abrasive... its good, but something doesnt seem to settle in quite right in the finish and it comes off as a hops tea rather than a balanced IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2010
12oz. can, GUARANTEED to be awesome by Beastiefan2k. Pours a clear amber with a large frothy off-white head and leaves a good amount of lace. Aroma is pine/resin, earth, and light floral, caramel and island fruits. Flavor is nicely hopped, with more pine, light floral and some balancing caramel. A little watery on the finish, but overall not too bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CptGreencoat (95) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Can from Chips in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Can pops open without any fizz sound, I can smell the hops as a pour it into my glass. Pours to a rusty copper with a thin, white head. Nose is moderately strong floral and fruity hops with sweet malts in the background. The head has sank into nothing but a small white film. This is a very clean tasting IPA with little yeast character and a perfect bitterness. Hop flavors are a nice mix of mostly citrus and a little pine. Carmel malts balance this out very nicely while still being very hop-forward (but un-abrasive.) It has a nice, dry finish with a nice lingering bitterness. This is an excellent IPA. If I get the chance, I will be a returning customer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Pours a dark golden amber color with lighter golden orange edges when held to anlight source and a one finger off white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of soapy lacing left behnd. Dank earhy hop aroma with hintsnr pine needle and slight citrus fruit. There is also a decent caramel and biscui maln presence onthe jos which is slightly toasty but this beers aroma is all about the fresh piney hops. Slghtly chewy medium body with a very fresh and dry hop resence that lingers throughout over the malt backbone into a long dry finish. Very dry and piney with subtle citrus peel balanced by slightly toasty caramel malts. Pretty quaffable but really dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8930) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Cool can thanks to Eugene. Pours a really nice dark orange hue with a very large white head into my Uinta Barley Wine tulip. A rich bursting nose of fruity hops, light citrus as well. The flavor is fruity, only light bitterness, smooth, a nice full palate, very fresh and vine-like. A nice brew, almost dry, I could drink quite a few.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
As a fan of ska music and a fan of beer, this brewery has always intrigued me. The beer has made it into North Carolina this year and this was one of the Ska Brewing products I picked up on a recent trip north. I find an IPA is rarely a bad place to start when youre checking out a new brewery. If you needed a picture of what an IPA was supposed to look like, this beer could be the example. It pours bright copper and is topped with a frothy ivory head. Intricate, fine lacing left on the glass. A lovely aroma, grassy and herbal hops with a strong grapefruit smell wrapped around it all. As the aroma indicates, the mouth is filled with tons of juicy hop flavors. Theres the grapefruit but also orange rind, lemon zest and a bit of tangerine. Moving past the citrus, there are piney, herbal and floral hops. Underneath, the malt gives a nice caramel and biscuity malt profile. A creamy texture. Smooth and finishes with a bitter citrusy aftertaste. It doesnt break any new ground but it delivers all you would want from an IPA. Tasty!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Thanks to a trade with emmasdad, 12 oz. can into a standard pint Poured a dark, burnt orange with a 2-finger head that quickly settled into a frothy coating. Lacing is abundant and lasting. Nose is citrus (orange/lemon/grapefruit), piney and floral. Taste is citrus up front, oily and pine, some expected bitter edges with a pretty nice sweetness to balance this all the way through. Mouthfeel is medium with some carbonation. Good taste and reasonable ABV make this very sessionable. This is a nicely balanced, tasty brew I will seek out again for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 2, 2010
12 oz can. Amber/copper with a thick off white head. Huge citrus and floral pine aroma. Bitter flavor up front with a good caramel malt backbone. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry bitter finish. This is a great fresh, So Cal style IPA. Love it!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Appearance: Slightly hazy copper body with a 1 finger khaki crown that shows a some retention and lace. Smell: Very well blended citrus hop, floral hop, caramel malt IPA with grassy notes. Taste: Good amount of bitter hops and tangerine notes flowing over a light caramel malt body. Nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel: Really crisp and well carbonated but paradoxically with a nice coating quality. Medium bodied. Drinkability: A good flavor profile and excellent mouthfeel make this a very drinkable brew. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-28-2009

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Can courtesy of tgenenbacher. Pour nice amber color with a off-white head. Nose is full of floral hops, sweet malts, and citrus. Flavor is the same as the nose with big hops and citrus followed by a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied and a good IPA.


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