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RATINGS: 1070   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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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3.5
bth122 (1563) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy honey like color. Aroma is caramel, floral, biscuits. Medium bitterness. Some pine and grapefruit notes. Malt backbone. A solid ipa.

3.8
Mep3222 (1563) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Great aroma of floral and citrus hops. Some grapefruit, peachy citrus like hops with a nice malty backbone. Taste is malty with the same hop profile but maybe a bit of piney resinous finish. Almost tastes more like a double ipa. Full flavored and very good. A bit more bitter finish than I like but an ipa I would definitely buy again. I like the aroma better than the flavor, but if you want a mix of piney and citrus this one works well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2013
Respectable IPA. Pine and grapefruit aroma which carries over to flavor. Nice malt backbone (as foreshadowed by a beautiful copper color pour), coyly hidden under massive bitterness. As such, I disagree that this is a balanced IPA. It's West Coast style, old school, all the way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Nejhleader (1560) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Has a nice grassy citrus aroma. Todd body, mild citrus hops, some malt. Decent brew.

3.7
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 won’t go out of my way for this one, but would drink on tap locally, particularly with a good spicy meal or pizza.

3.4
italarican (1550) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with medium khaki head. Aroma is a bit mild of pine, crystal malt, and orange peel. Flavor is heavy of orange peel backed by pine. Lots of bitter citrus rind. Fairly solid IPA.

4.1
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Pours a hazy golden orange with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit, hops, piney resin, caramel and malt. Flavor is citrus, grapefruit, hops, and malt. Nice hoppy IPA. Very good.

3.5
kyzr (1546) - Montana, USA - APR 9, 2017
Gold pour with decent white sized head. Citrus nose with a touch of tropical fruit. Flavor orange and pine.

3.5
can8ianben (1545) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Pleasant aggressive hop aroma, fairly predictable flavor and color profile for a flagship IPA. Nevertheless, this is a tasty brew - and in our area at least, a very affordable higher alcohol IPA.

3.8
williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Honey orange color, nice deep head (out of the bottle, that probably makes a difference). It leaves a lovely lacing on the glass. Aroma is serious pine hop, very resinous and pungent. The taste is equal parts spicy pine hops and earthy malt. It’s nothing revolutionary but it’s damn nice.


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