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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our IPA sparkles with effervescence, the result of natural bottle conditioning, a process where the beer is double-fermented in each bottle or keg. Brewed with a blend of five hop varieties; Bravo, Willamette, Mount Hood, English Progress, and as-harvested whole-cone Liberty Hops. Susquehanna HOPFIVE IPA presents a floral, Pine-like, aroma and full hop flavor. The beer features a signature golden glow.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (11020) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Squat bottle from Capone’s. Pours bright gold, almost fluorescent, with 1-finger sticky white head that laces all over the place. Nose is piney hops, lemongrassy citrus, fruity. Tastes piney hoppy, with pale malt, tropical fruit, pineapple, orange, and some mild funk and earthiness. Complex finish.


3.4
Dacrza (1034) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2017
DATE: July 13, 2017... OCCASION: first (and last) episode of "Will"... GLASSWARE: Howard’s Pub pint... pours a tawny, straw-colored body with sparse bubbles discernible through haziness... head is off-white, creamy, and thin, with enough arcs to intrigue the eye... straight-up lemon, soft grapefruit, pepper, biscuit malts, and pine... rather subtle for strength of five hops... slightly creamy, crisp at the lips, with a smooth finish... drinkable, yes, and speedily so... orange peel, lemon, grapefruit, bitter herbs, slight pine, and a bit of cracker makes for an easy-drinking, piney finish... a beer that offers a bit of bitterness with its fruitiness... a bit distant in its impact, but I would not fault it for its drinkability...

3.6
closey22 (2098) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Hazy gold with Lacy white head; flava is mild grain with bitter hop; feels light with lively fizz; finishes very bitter hoppy

2.8
Braudog (6833) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2016
Bottle. This produces a gi-normous pile of foamy head that just doesn’t wanna quit. The aroma is actually pretty enticing, hinting at a spicy edge. But that fuzzy foam won’t get out of the way for quite a while ... Eventually, once you can get to the liquid underneath, this is a decently flavored brew, quite spicy. Thin body unfortunately doesn’t carry the load. (#6460, 12/14/2016)

2.9
Bartzilla (624) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Not bad, not great. Fairly average. Pretty carbonated, which I’m not opposed to. Astringent hoppiness hides some of the maltiness that the east coast IPAs tend to foster.

3
alobar (3907) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2016
Hazy golden orange pour with a creamy white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Some pine, caramel, and citrus flavor Decent.

3.3
burg326 (5604) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
12 ounce bottle with aromas of stale hops, light pineandsomemalt. Flavor safe stale hops and pine light bitterness in the aftertaste mediocre not the worst IPA I’ve had.

3.7
raymow (1787) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2015
bottled - cloudy light golden color. Nice hop aroma and flavor. Nice hop character and refreshing.

3
mansquito (6888) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Variety pack: pours golden with a white head. Aroma is pine and citrus. Taste is slightly bitter with very little sweetness. Not too much complexity going on. Meh IPA.

3.3
ben4321 (6735) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2015
12 oz bottle out of the sampler pack. Pine and citrus with some pale malts. Similar flavor. Clean and lightly bitter. Solid IPA.

3.5
bubbleflubber (2235) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Pours a cloudy straw into the glass with a 1-finger soapy head that leaves nice ring lacing. The nose is of spent barnyard grains. Flavors are of grains, hay, light lemon, silage, grapefruit rind/zest/peel, and finishes with a peppering bitter to the back palate. The mouthfeel is zesty with active carbonation and medium-bodied, allowing for a nice summer offering with substance and complexity, alongside a decent drinkability. To be very honest, this certainly a brew I would not consider a "traditional American" IPA; however, this has very much the feel of a hoppy Saison. No matter the category, it’s certainly an interesting take on the style, and one that is appreciated.


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