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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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At the end of a fabled week during the winter of 1980, in a fever-pitched Olympic stadium, one hockey game changed the course of American sports history. Barroom legend has it that the night before the underdog American team took to the ice with no chance of winning, world champion coach Herb Brooks took a sip of a bold and simple ale that inspired the bold and simple words that inspired a team to become legends. Now we ask you, what was the true miracle on February 2, 1980? We can’t be sure what the exact formula was for Brooks’ inspiration. But this IPA’s bold and aromatic blend of floral and citrus hard checks your nose and follows it up with a medium intense hop bitterness that doesn’t linger. We shot. We scored.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 6, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 7, ’12 Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a shaker glass. A: Hop forward, with much citrus, some pine and floral notes, with just a hint of malt sweetness in the background. A: Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a one-finger, tan head of bubbly foam. Nice retention dissipates into some sudsy lace on the glass. T: A stronger hop presence than in the nose, but still not a hop bomb with lots of malty sweetness in the flavor. P: Pretty heavily bodied, hoppy, crisp and bitter. O: An undistinguished IPA in the plethora of the style

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Pours amber finger white head. Smell light grassy. Taste earthy and grassy hop. Easy drinking, light to med body. Decent

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapsShenanigan (15) - - OCT 19, 2013
Vicious head - be careful when pouring - very pungent distinct piney taste. I liked it better on tap than out of bottle. Bottle is way over carbonated. Good change of pace though. Cheers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (4687) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquors. Pours a frothy white head atop a solid orange body. Nose is tinny and Seville oranges. Flavour is marmalade, solid malt base. Overly sweet. Okay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RumRunner101 (839) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
Nice looking amber pour. Aroma is big piney NW hops with solid sweet malt tones. The flavour is all hops, finishing quite bitter. Not much malt complexity, but nice hop profile. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 23, 2013
Draught at the World Craft Beer Tasting 2013 in Osaka. Intriquing sweet fruity nose, orange blossoms and lemon. Decently hoppy initial / very mild and balanced in mid / fades out in final w/o much in the way of hop tracks. Nice aroma and a subtle sweetness. Good session IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3545) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
From IGA market in Sequim, WA. Pours a hazy amber with a nice sized off-white head. Sticky lacing rings. The nose is full hops with pine and citrus. Medium in body. Resin in the mouthfeel. Flavor is a good balance of caramel malts and the hops. Some bitterness in the finish, but mostly it is grapefruit. Solid IPA. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2013
22oz bottle. Ridiculously large off-white rocky head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, resin, some bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, light astringency. Effervescent medium body, some resin.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chuckstout (294) - Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Aromas of resin, citrus. Massive amounts of carbonation with huge pillowing white head, great lacing, hazy Amber in color. Malt, caramel, bitterness, tropical fruit, floral flavors I imagine this isn’t very fresh and would probably be pretty tasty fresh, another reason I wish it was dated.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bomber. This particular beer was crap. Way to carbonated. Was a waste of my money.


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