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RATINGS: 921   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Deep golden color. Citrus and piney hop aromas. Assertive malt backbone supporting the overwhelming bitterness. Dry hopped in the fermenter with four types of hops giving an explosive hop aroma. Previously known as 21A-IPA.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bennylava (99) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
On tap at 21st. Pours orange/amber coler with nice head. Nice floral, hoppy aroma. Taste starts off sweetish, but ends dry with niice but not overly bitter hop finish. I could drink a few of these quite easily. Alcohol is well hidden.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
A Mes rate: Can at the Struise Farm during Urbain’s Post Zythos Struise Tasting.
Two things:
1. This is possibly the best IPA I have ever tasted.
2. This is certainly the best canned goods I have experienced.
:)
What a dumbo I am, I just went to the trouble of emailing the brewer to ask who it was who brought this to the farm so I could say thanks. Then I come here to put the rate in and Ian has already made a note of it being Steve. So erm.. yeah, HUGE thanks to Steve! Thick dark golden colour with a slim but good white head, A very good looking beer. Amazing hoppage. Piney spruce, awesome grassy notes, citric bitterness and underpinned by some glorious caramel malt. The dry hoping is clear and works incredibly well. It zips up the nostrils from the very start and lingers beautifullly for the finish. No surprises here just everything done to perfection. Balance and finesse is not something I get very often from American beers in all honesty. This has both and is bloody excellent.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (12660) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2008
Can at Post Zythos Struise Tasting 08. Thanks to Steve from 21st A for this one. The best beer I have ever had in a can. After a tasting of impy stouts, this was like heaven. Fresh hop aroma. Gold colour. Beautiful IPA, fresh hop all over it. Nice grapefruit. One of my favourite beers of the entire weekend.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2007
Can at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Hazy golden color. Very nice aroma, hops, buttery, creamy, perfumy, fruity. Good body structure, good malt and sweet caramel, very good hopping, resiny and fruity (apricots). Very good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Suprisingly good. For whatever reason I was skeptical of a beer brewed within walking distance. But I’ll shut up now. Really nice grassy aroma. Very hoppy flavor with good malt and alcohol base. Only problem is--as with all bars--it’s served too damn cold and I’m too impatient to wait for it to warm. But no doubt this is a good one. Unfortunately they were out of cans so I couldn’t bring any home for comparison.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 16, 2007
This is a solid IPA. Strong hoppy aroma with just enough malt to back it up. Nice bitterness lingers on.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2007
Canned. Golden to copper color. Strong piney, flowery and lemony hop aroma with notes of black currant and honey. Bittersweet flavor with a blast of hops featuring lemon, grapefruit and black currant. Suffiecient malt backbone with traces of minerals. Strong balanced brew, yet very trinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2007
C-Bus 9 shared by beervirgin: Can: Pours a hazy orange gold with a tan head. Aroma, citrus, pale malts, floral hops, and some caramel. Flavor, citrus, yeasty, bready pale malts, a light citrus and floral bitterness, medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (2983) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2007
(Can) Pours light amber. Great American hop aroma with tones of pine, grapefruit, tangerine, flowers and apricot. Some sweet malt in the background. More subtle tropical tones are also present. Spicy hop flavour with tones of grapefruit, pine, apricot and tangerine. Rather fruity. Discrete malty background. Light sweet and medium bitter. Medium dry. Medium bodied. One of my favourite IPA: s.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (12758) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2007
Can at "Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival 2007". Clear straw yellow - white head. Flowery, high hoppy, grassy, light sweetness, caramel. Like freshly mowed lawn - dry & fresh !!


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