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Review by tavernjef on 02/20/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 2008
Clear amber. Dense medium stacked capping of off-white foam. Lots of spongey sticking lacing sticks like glue to the glass.

Aroma has a nice floralesk and high ended pine hoppyness twisted in with a clean white grapefruit and peach resin to it. Partial toasted malt and caramel backing underneath.

Taste is clean, crisp, and mellowing with a nice display and array of hop tones backed by a firm toasty backing. Pine, white grapefruit, peach, and some amazingly interesting character in its overall tone. Its a smoothed over softness, yet has a tattered and torn scrappyness to its bittering bite. Uniquely balanced and has favorable finish of soft hoppy fuzz and a toasty twisted pineyness.

Feel has a nice crispy yet bold tone of mediumness that rounds out well with a very nice balance of a lightly toasted background under its hop cloud and bittering soft rain.

Its not quite Harvest, and not Celebration, nor their regular IPA or the Pale. Its a nice 'somewhere inbetween' them all. I was, however, hoping for something more for it being labeled an Extra IPA.

Price: $1.90 Served In: Pint Glass