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Judges Rating: 
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Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

This is an extremely quaffable beer for those looking for two or three hop-forward pints. The classic hazy, dryhopped look in the glass is the first of many IPA hallmarks. The very intense blend of grapefruit, citrus, resin and pine in the nose has a touch of light biscuit malt. The flavor is the same mix of hop characteristics with resin and grapefruit the most dominant. A touch of caramel complements light biscuit malt to keep this from being just a hop exposition. The bitterness is fi rm but surprisingly smooth and a touch of sweetness at the finish keeps it from being a bone dry West Coast IPA. The light body helps make this IPA sessionable.