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RATINGS: 1044   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. It’s balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.

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3.7
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle from Whole Foods Henderson, NV
Hazy amber color with generous head. The hoppy aroma is partially fruity, nice. Medium body strength; good malt and toffee flavor, with resiny hops. Long final.
Good, bitter, but easy and too caramelly, therefore hiding the qualities of the hop.

4
Theydon_Bois (20628) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle at Endo’s house, cheers Frank, 22/05/13. Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head. Nose is caramel malt, pine, hops, bitter grapefruit, grass, orange pith. Taste comprises hops, big old pine bite, bitter grapefruit, topical fruit notes. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, big dose of agressive hop bitterness in the finish. I likey - SOLID !

3.9
saxo (19522) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, caramel, pine, peach, flowers and malt. Sweet and hoppy finish.

3.2
mcberko (18977) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is quite mild, with light citrus, along with some bready / grainy notes. Flavour of grassy, citrusy hops, with some bready, grainy and earthy tones integrated nicely with just enough malt balance. Fairly standard, unspectacular, though well-crafted IPA.

3.8
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
SBWF 2012. Golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pine apple, citrus, peach, apricot, floral, pine, hay, mango, plums, pear, grapefruit notes, creamy, some biscuits. Hoppy pine flavor, floral, pine apple, pear, peach, mango, hay, citrus, some apricot. Hoppy fruity finish with floral and creamy notes.

3.3
TBone (18225) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle (355 ml Alko web). Orange color, small white head. Citrus and resin in the nose. Medium-bodied. Citrus, fruits and resin in the flavor. Standard ipa. Could be freshier.

3.2
jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Draft - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of caramel, resin, citrus -medium body

2.1
FatPhil (17079) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2016
355ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Ewww, stinky harsh hop aroma, sweet malts too. Tastes similar, stale over-stewed black tea. Harsh bitter palate, sweet and sticky too. Highly unpleasant beer, nothing right about this at all.

3.5
Benzai (16685) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ ChrisO’s after GBBF Day 1. Clear light orange-golden color, medium sized white to off-white head. Aroma is malts, again a bit old hops, hops, old a bit stale fruityness. Tastes about the same: malts, old hops, a bit stale fruityness, bitter. Decent body, medium carbonation. Decent but fresh it could and should be much better.

3
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 24, 2012
The beer pours a clear golden orange with a white head. A really weird aroma. Quite floral with a little bit of grass and pine. Slightly sweet malt aroma, mostly bread. The flavor is moderately sweet without a ton of hop flavor either. It’s mostly grass and line with a touch of floral hops and citrus peel. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.


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