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Review by everetends on 03/09/12  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 2 10 17 4 8 2012
12 oz bottle thanks to the good Doctor. Served up in a shaped pint.

A: Pours up a slightly hazy golden yellow body. Held to the light, more yellows push through. There's a pretty lively carbonation activity going on in there. The pour got me about half a finger of white head, but it has little to no retention and leaves just a chunky ring. No lacing to speak of.

S: The nose is full of all the hoppy goodness you would expect from an IPA. Lots of big pine notes come through first. Citrus zest, from grapefruit to orange, liven it up a bit. Very slight biscuity malt presence, but very little sweetness to pick up on. Very nice.

T: Very much like the nose. Starts off with quite a bit of citrus notes. Grapefruit zest and sweet orange meat. There is also a touch of a Tang note. Pine punches through to add some earthiness and further bite. The malts are very light, and impart very little sweetness. Just a touch of biscuity malt presence to swing it a bit more toward balance.

M: Light to medium bodied with a bright carbonation. This beer dries right up. Hits you with some bite but everything just disappears. No lingering stickiness or sweetness. ABV is not a problem at all of course. Aftertaste is just some pine.

OA: For a session IPA, this baby has plenty of flavor and aroma, but I think the best attribute of this beer is the feel. It makes this beer the very drinkable awesomeness that it is. If the beer was laced with hop oils and stickiness, it would take away from any sessionable possibilities for this beer. They nailed the feel and made this beer a very believable session IPA. Good stuff.

Served In: Pint Glass