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RATINGS: 1047   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Hop Notch. Wonderful complex flavos, like no other, simply a great tasting IPA. Its balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.

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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bmwarner (1) - - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
Grabbed a six pack from the local liquor store ($10+) but it was oh so worth it.... Color: Beer was golden/amber in color and looked like apple juice. Clarity: Beer had normal clarity and not much cloudiness. Head: Beer had nice head retention, about the size of my pinky fingernail. Aroma: Beer smelled so good! I really enjoyed the fruity aromas like citrus, pineapple, mango and topical fruit notes. There was also a strong hoppy presence and a pine smell. It was quite refreshing. Bouquet: Beer had hints of fruity hops and toasted malts. There was also a hint of caramel that really came together nicely. Off Odors: no off odors noticed, just a strong hoppy smell. Balance & Flavor: I thought the beer was very well balanced and not to overwhelming in any area. The tropical fruity notes and strong hops produced an excellent beer. Off Flavors: No off flabors noticed. The beer was just a little bitter but not too bad. Mouth-feel/Body: Beer was light-bodied and had a soft mouth-feel. Once the beer hits your lips, its so good! Very easy to drink. Tail: Beer had a nice tail that coated your throat but didnt stay longer than necessary. Carbonation: Not too carbonated- just right Overall, this beer has a great flavor and can easily be a picnic or lawn mower beer. The refreshing taste makes it great for spring and summer!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esoxangler (100) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2013
good average IPA with a longer finish than most. at least longer finish than i usually notice. pretty decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2647) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Light amber body. Frothy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, resin, toasted grain. Hint of tropical fruit. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The usual resin and grapefruit hop flavors, but some sweetness help balance those along with some fruit flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Best by 03MAY13 Nice golden with a solid quilt of fine creamy foam. Smells classic west coast: resin, weed, pine, grapefruit and BO. Nice nose. Flavor is up front bitter with a malty (crackers, biscuit and some sweet english crystals) backbone. There is a good resin bitterness with a spicy flavor and some good midpoint purple kush. Medium on nearly full bodied with fine, moderated carb and a watery finish. Nice beer. I probably wont go out of my way for this one, but would drink on tap locally, particularly with a good spicy meal or pizza.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianHop (4) - - NOV 18, 2013 does not count
Tasty tasty beer I like the color I like the aftertaste and the aroma goes down your nose like a sweet flower

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeJslc (778) - USA - NOV 17, 2013
Deep gold-light copper, clear, off white head. Aroma of piney hops, biscuity malt. Flavor: grainy/biscuity malt, piney-resiny hops with mild citrus, clean and crisp with a little lingering bitterness in the finish. Refreshing and well- made.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2308) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Backlog purge. On tap at Standard Pour in Sonora. Gold pour. Heavy biscuity malt palate, not sweet just heavy, with heaps of acidic grapefruit.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hoju777 (153) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
From Whole Foods. Smells weakly of IPA. Copper colored. Tastes a bit weird and off. I guess thats a good thing with cheese.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Creecree (24) - - NOV 9, 2013
Aroma: citrus, pineapple, pine, grapefruit Appearance: amber orange, clear, a white head sort of fizzy and foamy, dissolves with light lacing. Taste: bitter, grapefruit, rind, a little floral. Palate: starts bitter, then a little sweet, then bitter again that fades after about 15 seconds. Overall: great beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LKay (160) - Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Had this on draught at Firestone's in Frederick. Great beer with wonderful hops! Great surprise.


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