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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Bright sunrise orange in color, this American IPA is boldly hopped with East Kent Goldings, Cascade and locally grown hop varieties to give an intense yet powerfully smooth bitterness. The subtle caramel maltiness only accents the citrus hop highlights. Dry hopped with an incredible 2-1/2 pounds per barrel, this American style IPA is handcrafted to be extraordinarily refreshing.

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3.3
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2011
The beer pours clear brown with a creamy beige head that didnít last very long but left a nice lacing. Aroma is predominantly earthy, herbal hops, with a decent amount of malt that backs it up with a nice caramel aroma. The citrus hops come out a bit more as it warms. The taste is more hops, a bit spicy, but well balanced by malt. There is a moderate bitterness, but not overpowering. Finish is malty with some spicy hops and a lingering light hop bitterness. Overall, I felt like this was a very solid, well balanced IPA, probably could have used some more hops though.

4.4
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Wagner Valley IPA is a sparkling, crystal clear amber ale with a fluffy off-white head that has outstanding retention. It has a sharp grapefruit/pine aroma. Itís medium bodied, foamy and very smooth. The finish is clean. Itís simple and bitter with a very green, leafy bitterness. The malt balances it out well, to make it a very drinkable pale ale.

2.9
Slipstream (2612) - USA - NOV 1, 2010
On tap at Tomatillo in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Pretty light and easy IPA. Not too exciting, but a good brew, and it was good company for my grilled shrimp burrito. I look forward to trying more from Wagner Valley - havenít heard of them before.

3.5
bhensonb (15094) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Bottle from Half Time. Pours dark amber with a foamy beige head. For me the aroma is floral with a hint of resin. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is roasted malt with a lot of hop - floral/citrus/pine? More floral. Finishes nicely bitter. Better than many.

3.3
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - SEP 15, 2010
yellowish orange color with a good amount of hops and an intensely bitter flavor this beer is an excellent offering of a good ol american IPA

3.2
ganache (5854) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle. Huge piny hop nose with lots of citrus - big-time PNW scent out of a NY brewery. Very heavily dry hopped. Dark orange pour lets light through, fluffy tan head does not. Taste is surprisingly bitter (on the strong side of IPAs), bone-dry without any resin, and a good mix of pine and caramel. Light soap and light grapefruit/citrus. Fullish body. Place this one squarely into the íaggressiveí IPA category.

3.3
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Draft at the brewery, This one surprised me, much better than i expected. Copper color, healthy dose of cascade hops & caramel malts in the aroma. Taste had a good amount of bitterness, well rounded & balanced. Id go back to this

3.6
shadey (2125) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2010
On draft at the brewery. I donít know if itís because Iím drinking this so fresh at the source, but this is a very nice IPA. Iíll have to pick it up in a 6-pack and give it a try over time. But fresh this is a nice resiny, piney, citrusy IPA.

3.4
williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2010
The color is a somewhat cloudy shade of amber. Nice amount of head. Has a nice understated hop aroma, with something else. Canít quite tell what it is, but maybe honey? Itís got a heavier flavor than most IPAs and a richness I canít put my finger on. Pleasant enough balance of malts and hops. The hops are there, but definitely not dominant. I would prefer a little more hoppage, but I could probably drink more consecutively without it. Itís thick and a little creamy. Heavier than usual, but leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Itís a good beer, but not one I would buy a case of. Worth checking out in a mixed six-pack (which is how I got it).

3.6
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle. Deep amber in color with a white head. Not much of a head, minimal lacing. Flavor is actually quite good. A nice hop bite with some pine flavor....fading away into a nice caramel sweetness. Not much of a sharp finish, goes down very easy. Would buy this again.


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