6 Hop IPA
Rogue Ales

6 Hop IPA6 Hop IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,448
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
86
Ranked #23,716
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 10.21%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
241
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Rogue Ales
 
Oregon, United States
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86
Very Good
6 Hop IPA6 Hop IPA
Notes: Ingredients: 2-Row, C-40, Rye & Wheat Malts; Rogue Farms grown Centennial, Crystal, Sterling, Perle, Chinook, & Horizon Hops; Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.
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Photo of Crowheadhopper
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid ipa from Rogue. This brewery has impressed me since 1996. Very smooth and hoppy. Could be bitter and better for my tastes but then again this is not the Alchemist. More of a session and very drinkable.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.83/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bought a 6-pack cans $8.98 Foodland
326 days old. Did not think to look at can date when buying. Don't think their bottles have dates.
Smell of lychee, orange juice, tangerines
Hazy amber color
Medium-heavy mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Taste of lychee, slight caramel taste, alcohol aftertaste
Overall not that great. Maybe aging has something to do with it. Alcohol taste comes stronger the more I drink it, which to me means that it is not a refined product.

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Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a half finger high frothy white head that left a patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of woody and earthy hops are present in the nose along with notes of caramel and toffee-like malts.
T: The taste follows the smell, but is a little more complex with flavors of citrusy, earthy, floral, nutmeg, and woody hops along with notes of caramel and toffee malts. The hops also contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has a good balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: can

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metter98 from New York, Oct 13, 2019
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4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Well, just when The CANQuest (tm) thought that it was done with Rogue Ales for the time being, they pull me back in! In my previous review, I remarked that I had run through my backlog inventory of Rogue Ales, only to have this one Pop up from the depths! 8=O Well, this is it, I pinky swear! I gotta move on!

From the CAN: "Ale Brewed with six Rogue Farms Hop varieties"; "Dare*Risk*Dream"; "Dedicated to Farmers & Fermenters"; "In a bold collaboration with Mother Nature, we grow our own varieties of aroma hops at Rogue Farms in Independence, OR. We also string, stake, train, test, tri, separate, sort, kiln and cool them. Brewmaster John Maier meticulously selected and blended 6 varieties of our hops to create the big, beautiful bite of our 6 Hop IPA."; "15.5° Plato*87 IBU*76 AA*12° L"; "Rogue Farms[:] This Rogue was brewed using ingredients grown on Rogue Farms in Oregon. From ground to glass, we're proud to say it's a true taste of Rogue terroir. To learn more about Rogue Farms and the Grow Your Own Revolution, visit us online at Rogue.com".

Johnny Rotten famously asked the Winterland Theatre audience in SF, at the end of the Sex Pistols' U.S. tour (& the band's subsequent break-up), "Well, do you feel as if you've been cheated?!?" He was disillusioned & saddened by the way that it had all played out & after these many days with Rogue, I don't feel disillusioned, saddened or in any way negative towards them. I just feel kind of melancholy at having to part ways for a while.

It's my fault for allowing the backlog to become a raging monster of which I finally took stock this past Summer while recuperating from, ironically, CANcerous prostate surgery. SMDH. It beCANe eminently clear that my cycle of going out & drinking beer while bringing more beer home had to stop. I am now doing a LOT more reviewing by virtue of beCANming a homebody. Yes, I am still buying SOME beers, but not EVERYTHING in sight, which had been my M.O. 8=( I am happy to spend time at home with my beers, my CANputer & keyboard & my TV, the latter usually tuned to sports which I listen to with my back turned until a) the action heats up or b) a score is registered. It's a 180° difference in my CANduct & many IRL have remarked on my beCANming a hermit, but the ChANge was necessary.

I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN a very slow, gentle Glug as my nostalgia was beCANming almost crippling. I was elated as it foamed up to form two-plus fingers of foamy, soapy, rocky, tawny head with great retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Amber (SRM => 7, < 9). Nose had the earthiness of a wet hop/harvest AIPA, less bitter than simply earthy. Mmm. It held a curious admixture of berries, stone fruits, tropical fruits, citrus fruits & pine sap! Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was an amalgam of so many hoppy flavors that I almost did not know where to start. The tropical fruit flavor was much more muted than in the previous one, making this one MUCH closer to a West Coast AIPA, which is how they billed that one. Here, it was old school pine & grapefruit with a hint of blueberry and cherry, buoyed by the sweetness of tropical fruit. 8=O I may have inadvertently saved the best for last! Dang, but this was tasty. I was especially impressed by its additional earthiness, lending it another dimension. Finish was dry, but very earthy, very much of its terroir. Mmm. Me likee. YMMV.

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woodychandler from Pennsylvania, Oct 12, 2019
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3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a can, pours as a very hazy dark gold with a two-finger fluffy khaki head. Aroma is subtle but hints at caramel. Taste is very hops-forward, and while there is some hops bitterness, there isn't an overwhelming bitter-bomb. It's more of a citrus and floral hops with sweet maltiness in the background. Overall, you could serve and drink this all evening.

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Guppy314 from District of Columbia, Sep 03, 2019
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3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber without a significant head, not a lot of lacing as it's consumed. Good level of bitterness counterbalanced by an ample malt backbone. It took me a few of these to warm up to this beer, but overall it's a pretty decent brew. Enjoyable and easy to drink a few. Bottom line, it wouldn't be my first choice but I would buy this again.

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LarryV from Massachusetts, May 01, 2019
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2.84/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz can

A pretty aggressive pour yields less than a finger of soapy white head into my pint glass. Dissipates within seconds. Body is a somewhat cloudy dark gold, decent amount of brown in the color as well. Medium-low amount of bubbles coming up. Doesn't look very good so far.

Nose is odd. Pretty sure there is some diacetyl here, either that or some odd smelling sweet malt, like a poorly brewed beer with vienna or something. Smells off. Kinda unacceptable in the style, and in something this mass produced. Maybe some caramel and floral notes mixed in. Smells a little bitter, definitely sweet too tho. Not too much going on, sorta a perfumey, diacetyl nose. It doesn't smell terrible, but it smells very off. I'll go 3 just because of how perplexed I am, and the fact that it doesn't smell awful.

Yeah this 100% diacetyl. A little bitter, maybe some caramel notes. Hard to taste anything else tho. Not very good.

Mouthfeel is whatever, carbonation is medium. Body is about medium as well. Bitterness doesn't really linger. Mouthfeel is fine.

Drinkability is ok, it doesn't taste great, but it goes down ok.

Appearance turned out awful, no lacing.

Really not a very good beer here, from start to finish.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 1+ finger off white head that receded to a wispy cap; little lacing;

S: earthy, vegetal, a little tobacco;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: not a flavor/aroma combination that works for me;

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CTHomer from Connecticut, Aug 23, 2018
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3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Laughing Sun tulip

L: Hazed dark golden brown pour. 1.5 fingers of fluffy white head. Solid ring of lacing.

S: Caramel malts and fruit... pineapple and light citrus.

T/F: Sweet malts and toasted grains. Fruity hop profile... pineapple and mango. Lighter citrus... bitterness is modest. Medium to light bodied. The alcohol is present but not overpowering. Sticky... the finish is bittersweet and fruity.

O: A solid everyday kind of IPA. Not elite, but easy drinking and good flavor. Would definitely have this again.

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EMV from Pennsylvania, Aug 02, 2018
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2.37/5  rDev -38%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.25

12oz can with a smudged date

6.66% alcohol by volume... "these guys are cool, heh-heh". It smells like pineapple but tastes like dry leaves and boiled rubber. The alcohol is apparent and feels heavier than 6.5%+

It smells so good but as soon as it hits my tongue I'm overwelmed by the rank rotten hop flavor. Horrible bitterness like eating dry old hop flower. I'm not being hyperbolic, this was brutal to take down and I gave away as much as I could.

Only slightly better than a cold malt liquor

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jimmah120 from Minnesota, Jul 15, 2018
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3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an orange/beige color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, herbal. Taste is herbal, orange peels, some dankness, plenty of malts. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall, it ain't bad, but this hop variety doesn't seem to be playing well together.

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tone77 from Pennsylvania, Jun 20, 2018
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2.02/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Pours a darker apricot color with a fuzzy head of 2 fingers.

Aroma of caramel malt, pepper, pine, caramel, garlic.

Flavor is caramel, ash, pine, and garlic. It's disgusting.

Feel is crisp and carbonated, bordering on clean. Slight chalk and hop residue on the finish.

Overall, a laughable, disgusting IPA with not much going for it. Try making the recipe a little more simple or at least learn how to blend hops. Awful execution. Did you throw a dead body in there too? Wouldn't be out of their methodology. A bad beer from Portland (surprise), a bad beer from Rogue (surprise, surprise).

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The-Adjunct-Hippie from South Dakota, May 15, 2018
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2.46/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz can, dated 3/1/18. Pours slightly hazy copper gold with a small creamy off white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet funky fruit and some spicy hops.

The flavor is sweet funky fruit (caramel green apples) and minty ashy hops that finish pretty harsh. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I didn't really care for it.

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Beaver13 from Colorado, Apr 29, 2018
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3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Cigar City goblet.

A: Hazy gold in appearance, with a finger's worth of white head that has good retention especially for a hoppy beer. Visible carbonation on the low side.

S: Citrus hops, resin cones, grassy and herbal. Biscuit malts with a fair amount of caramel sweetness. Not a wonderfully promising start here.

T: Bright orange and grapefruit rind, sticky resin and less grassy hops. A punch of naked alpha bitterness as well. A substantial malt body, and although it has less caramel flavors than on the nose it is still present. Orange rind and naked alpha bitterness lasts into the hang.

M: Medium to slightly heavy body. Average carbonation sensation. Alcohol content is noticeable but not hot at all.

O: I mean…look, it’s fine. It isn’t great, there are plenty of similar and many superior IPAs around. Plus, most of those other choices aren’t in an inconvenient 22 oz. bottle. It’s not terrible, but I see no reason to pick this up at all.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque pale amber producing only slightly more than a finger of frothy, short-lived, beige head that recedes to a few surface islands, a very weak/thin collar leaving behind a few wash like wisps of lace. Aroma is raw & fresh, citrus, pineapple, earthy, leafy herbal & resinous pine hoppiness with caramel malt in the background. Taste is orange citrus juice & pith, earthy herbal, pine & pineapple backed up by caramel. Finishes with tounge crawling hoppines of tangerine/orange & pine notes that rapidly transition to a bitter, mildly chalky aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, tongue embracing, with a pleasant prickliness, drawing & drying aftertaste.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tore through this series when I was drinking at Mellow Fellow in Reno while waiting for an Aces game to start up. They're all pretty much the same. Once you get into making a series of beers that are substantially similar to each other, I notice beer reviewers tend to rate the one with the highest numbers the highest. For instance, if its a series of beer aged in a barrel for different lengths, they'll choose the one that was in the barrel the longest. The one with the highest abv. The one with the most, or in this instance, the highest number variety of hops. In this case, it is 6. I believe I had a 7 hop one too, and while virtually indistinguishable, I'm sure the 7 hop one is rated higher.

Anyways, the beer pours a golden color, it approaches clarity but doesn't get there. 1/2" white head. Aroma didn't really impart a lot of dry hopping, this is probably the weakest link to the beer. Taste was a bitter medley of hops, nothing was too pronounced, or stood out over the others. Frankly, the majority of these hop varieties don't seem to add much to the overall equation, other than upping the number on the label. Its a decent beer, but doesn't really pop with sexy proprietary hops, instead uses homebrewer homegrown type of hops.

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Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can

Pours a nice warm shade of darker orangy amber, loose khaki cap, and leaves some nice looking fine and delicate sheets of lacing.

Resiny and herbal hop nose

Enjoyable and sturdy IPA, more resiny hops, with some notes of oranges....moderate and pleasing bitterness on the back end...well done

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Billolick from New York, Dec 03, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good IPA. Pours a hazy amber/honey color with a medium size foamy white head into a pint glass. Good retention and thick rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma is mostly piney hops with some mild citrus and a good amount of caramel malt. Taste is similar. Piney hops and sweet malt are the most prominent flavors, with a little citrus (orange) in the background. Mouthfeel is nicely balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Medium body and nice and crisp. Nothing earh shattering here, just a decent IPA.

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JayQue from Virginia, Oct 22, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This poured a IPA beautiful dingy orange in color with some flotsam and jetsam and a mild but firm off-white head, exactly how an IPA should be.


Smell – The big citrus in these locally-grown hops come out huge at the nose. This ale has that classic farm-fresh smell. It is raw, not harsh but big, and balanced with orange peel, grass, and rich sweet malt.

Taste – This is huge on the taste. It has all the malt and power of a double IPA without the alcohol content. The balancing malt sweetness accomplishes quite the feat as these hops are monstrous on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – This is a solid medium-bodied if not bigger with good drying at the finish.

Drinkability – This came in a can but you’ll want to pour it in a glass to catch the nose. It is extremely smooth but too bitter for most. Rogue quality took a nose dive about 20 years ago but they are back! This is an excellent PacNW IPA.

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RoyalT from Ohio, Sep 16, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a dimpled mug. Canned 6/20/17.

Appearance: rich, hazy orange hue with a finger of frothy ivory foam. A solid-looking IPA.

Smell: dank, earthy hops on top of a sweetish, bready malt base. Not too bad, but not especially complex.

Taste: very earthy, bready and darkly bitter. This is deep, dank and heavy; a very interesting beer. Unbalanced toward the bitter, which almost reads as burnt. Fascinating!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: a weird beer. I would not go out of my way to have it again, but I'm glad I've tried it; it's dank and earthy and heavy in a way that few IPAs really are these days. Interesting stuff.

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flagmantho from Washington, Aug 24, 2017
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1.59/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I really wanted to like this beer. Most brewers have all their ingredients shipped to them, but Rogue says that their 6 Hop IPA was made entirely from ingredients grown on the Rogue Farm right here in Oregon. That makes 6 Hop IPA as local as a beer can possible be. That's something I'd like to support. So let's try it...

Bought a 6-pack of cans from a local grocery store called New Seasons. Chilled the cans at home. Poured one into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy coppery gold, with hardly any carbonation. Barely any smell; what I picked up was vaguely sweet and mineraly. Flavor is a flat, one-dimensional bitterness from the hops. No maltiness at all, and none of the floral, herbal, or citrus notes that some hop varieties offer. This is a one trick pony: bitter. Wow, with nothing to balance them the IBUs must be through the roof. Sorry to say this, but 6 Hop IPA tastes like licking the coin return slot on a vending machine.

As for mouth feel, no bubbles on the tongue, or maybe some very, very fine ones, smaller than even champagne yeast would produce. Aftertaste is shortlived, which is good because it's an even fouler version of the coin return slot.

On the positive side, nice lacing makes the emptying glass look attractive.

I truly appreciate Rogue Farm's efforts to make a 100% in-house beer, but please concentrate your malts and use something other than six varieties of bittering hops in the next batch.

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InnTheory from Oregon, Aug 19, 2017
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4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Elcervecero. In Teku glass. Playing Forge + Midvinter. A pretty standard IPA piney, resinous ipa, well executed and pleasant but without anything memorable.Long aftertaste and good foam retention

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3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber with a one finger head; splashes of lacing

Smell: Caramel malt dominates the aroma; earthy hops recessant

Taste: Caramel forward with earthy bitterness building, through the middle; while the bitterness lingers the finish is sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium body but a bit slick on the tongue; moderate carbonation

Overall: Whenever I crack a Rogue IPA it is like a trip down memory lane; it's 2017 - time to catch up with the times, fellas

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brentk56 from North Carolina, Jul 22, 2017
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3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can
A - thin ivory head caps a hazed apricot colored ale
S - a bit fruity and a bit piney with some caramel malt
T - bold citric and piney hops with some juicy mango and orange zest and a hefty caramel malt backbone
M - medium body, creamy with some resin sticking to the palate, finishes moderately bitter
O - decent IPA. I appreciate the use of their home grown hops making it an interesting try.

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barnzy78 from Illinois, Jul 19, 2017
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3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium orange hue, big bubbled white head with moderate lacing. Wet, dank aroma with hints of rye spice. Hints of pinneapple, melon, and more pine. Taste has fair resinous pine, a little rye spice with a bitter back end.

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