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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RumRunner101 (808) - 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 (2283) - 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 (3468) - 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 (11638) - 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 (270) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2480) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
October 2012. 22 oz. bottle. A nice surprise find while in Portland. Amber color with a white head. Medium body and carbonation. Nice floral aromas with hops and tropical fruit. Excellent IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bookseeb (118) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Appearance pours a cloudy orange amber supporting a steady head leaving fair curtain of lace. Smell has a sweet citrus piney aroma with caramel malt. Taste has an upfront hit of hops with grapefruit citrus backed by the sweetness of the malt. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. A hazy, dark amber colored beer topped by a small, dense, light beige head. The aroma escaping the bottle immediately after opening it was wonderwul, tropical fruits and pine cones in abundance. When poured into the glass, it’s still nice, but the maltyness is a bit too evident I think. Some caramel and bready notes. In the flavor the bitterness is king, but the caramel, bready malts do what they can to smoothen it out. Pine cones, some pineapple and a grassy touch too. Full body, pleasant carbonation. Lasting finish with citrus peel, canned pineapples syrup and bitterness. Fortunately not as malty as the initial flavor. Certainly a beer I could drink more of, even though I prefer my IPA’s less malty. 130630

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3801) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is floral and citrusy, and if you catch it at the right time, almost fruity. Taste is hoppy, and only slightly bitter, with a nice bit of balance to it. Feels fairly light, and drinkable.


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