RATINGS: 1070   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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crossovert (12929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2013
SUprisingly solid ipa. Rich and citrusy, slight pine, medium bitterness, way better than I expected.

hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle. Hazy deeper golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Floral, pine and citrus. Lighter sweetness with a medium bitter finish.

jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2012
12oz bottle-pours gold with an offwhite head and trailing lace. Aroma is mango/pine, some light malt. Taste is pine/dank hops with some bite, 2nd light malt. Nice, crisp. 3.8.

Sammy (12204) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
A good though not exceptional IPA, on tap at Capone’s Restaurant. Big IBU, fruity and orange. Spider lace. Decent drinkability, however some bleach in the finish.

slowrunner77 (12043) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2014
not sure of the freshness of this one, but it’s what they were serving at Canfest. Medium bitterness and florals. Understated hop aroma and flavor as far as the citrus and pine is concerned. OK, but definitely nothing that makes me see the high rank. i like the Trader Session Ipa MARKEDLY BETTER.

j12601 (11831) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2012
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a lightly hazed amber orange with a thin white head. Big sticky pungent hops, earth and grapefruit. Toast, malt, earthy malt and pungent hops. Bitter grapefruit, pith, lots of quinine and grapefruit. Tasty and well balanced.

deyholla (11602) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Cask at the Atlanta Cask Ale fest. Pours a clear gold with a slight amber hue and a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a combination of sweet grains and grassy hops with a hint of resin. Flavor has much more resin and pine up front that mellow to grass with a sweet grain backbone.

rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
12 oz bottle. BB 10/03/14. From a kiosk in Portland, OR.
Hazy orangey golden color with a small white head. Citrusy hops, lemon, mild bitterness and dry grainy malt in the aroma. The flavor is... old hops... shit... I didn’t check the BB date before buying... There’s old hops, mild bitterness and dryness in the flavor. Needs a rerate.
And the rerate is coming much sooner than I thought...
12 oz can. BB 1/8/16. (Beermongers) Portland, OR.
Deep golden color with a small white head. Citrusy and piney hops, some bitterness and dryness in the aroma. The flavor is... fresh... citrusy and piney hops, moderate bitterness... Tasty.

daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Gold/orangish pour. White head. Aroma of grapefruit peel, caramel. Flavor is nice with resin, citrus. Nice!

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Name: Hop Notch
Date: January 17, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Yeah!
Appearance: hazy gold, fine off white head, sheets of icy lace
Aroma: sweet pale malt aroma, plenty of floral hops
Flavor: lots of hop flavor, balancing malt sweetness, bitterness comes in to even it all out, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

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