RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
This is a beer that celebrates the hop! You cant get fresher or greener than this. Made with freshly picked, whole leaf, wet hops these off-the-vine beauties will encourage you to DRINK FRESH, DRINK LOCAL, and DRINK NOW!

The hops varietal changes each year. 2012 is Citra

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pours deep clear orange with a small soapy head. Aroma is breathtaking and one of the best I have smelled on a pale. Deep pine hops, sweet grapefruit, floral, and even a bit of candy caramel smell. Flavor is very sweet and candy like. Not as much bitterness as i was hoping for. No bottle date, so maybe I got it late in the year? Still has the hop flavor though. Candy sweet grapefruit with only a hint of pine. Floral flavor. Thick and syrupy mouthfeel for a 6.6% here. Pretty flat. Good beer, but can't say I wasn't hoping for more bitterness and refreshment. The aroma is there, most of the flavors are there, but something seems slightly off. It is so close to being right. Just falls short of my benchmarks in the fresh/wet syle (Founders Harvest & GD Fresh Hop). Bonus points for the name of this one though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (1245) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
.3 l draft pours a nice dark orange color with a medium white head. Aromas of pine, resin, grapefruit, citurs. Medium bodie, citrus flavor with a nice bitte finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2012
All white head. Nice orange dark golden color. Smells of sharp hops, almost cedar. Light citrus aroma as well. Taste is a bit different than the smell. Very earthy, and more bitter than I expected. The top flavor includes light citrus almost tangerine flavors. I dont really get as much tropical flavors as other beers with citra. Altogether, a great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Great beer that smells fresh. Incredibly clean and smooth. The palate is freaking perfect. It is lacking a bit in flavor. Smooth as can be but is lacking punch and complexity. I would drink this all day long as it is easy to drink but it is also expensive. 9 or 10 dollars is a bit ridiculous. I like it, I want to love it, but between the price and flavor being a bit shallow, I would rather have a Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere, Estate, or 6 pack of Celebration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3709) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pours clear lt amber with a medium off white head. Aroma has kiwi and melon notes...a touch of grapefruit. Flavor follows suit...lots of kiwi and melon. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a melony slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Grapefruit and caramel. Golden with a white head. Bitter with nice fruit flavors. Medium bodied with long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6197) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle. Amber with with a medium, foamy tan head. Aroma is fresh hops, floral notes, tropical fruit, soft citrus and caramel. Taste is sweet malt, caramel notes, fresh floral hops, tropical fruit, citrus oils, light peach, hints of mango and faint pineapple. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a dense creamy carbonation and mild hop bitterness. Slightly oily as well. Ends with more fresh hops, floral hops, big tropical fruit notes, citrus and chewy caramel. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (3102) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Draft at Eulogy. Hazy medium orange brown pour. Frothy white head. Burnt orange peels. Grapefruit pith. Pretzels. Turpentine. Bright piney citrus hops with some unexpected darker toasted malt notes. More balanced than most one hop beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2012 Bottle
Appearance: This is a beautifully dark amber hued beer with a crystal clear body with steady carbonation rising to the thick light tan head that leaves light amounts of lacing as it dissipates.
Aroma: This is wonderfully fruity, peaches and mango comes to mind first with pineapple backing, some tangerine, and some sightly bitter orange. The aroma is fresh and strong with some bitterness to balance the sweetness, this smells wonderful.
Taste: The malts show through strongly here with toasted flavors and a moderate sweetness, the hops provide more flavor of pineapple on the mid-taste and a lingering peach sweetness on the finish. This is moderately bitter at most and is very easy to drink, the malts might be just a touch too rich for this, but it works well.
Palate: Medium body with a bready texture, light carbonation.
Overall: I would give this a 4 overall, but the value is lacking a bit. This is a great IPA though that I urge readers to get on sooner than later.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (6113) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
22oz bomber of meh, purchased at Spirits Crossroads. Poured a dark honey amber body with a larger frothy off white head that leaves lots of lace all over my Captain Lawrence glass. Aroma is earthy and reminds me of a cross betwen a fresh green cron cob, bad citrus fruits and some light toast, touch of tea bag and a super slight hint of honey. Body is just a bit too thin, average to slightly strong carbonation and a touch of bitterness on the very end of the lingering aftertaste. Flavor of dry toast, lemon peel, honey topped toast, grass, gren veggies, bitter earthy hop cones. Meh, had much much better.

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