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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanuta06 (446) - Washington, USA - APR 12, 2014
Serving: from tap at Pagliacci Pizza. Aroma: light pine hop. Appearance: average-sized, creamy, off-white, initial head with very good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Cloudy, light-amber body. Taste: lightly bitter initial flavor and lightly bitter, grapefruit finish with average duration. Palate: medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation. Overall: very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maddmatt639 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malts, cereal, sweet bread and floral. Tastes of sweet malty bread, pine, floral and citrus hops. Very bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Darker amber pour with a big white head. Aroma is grapefruit, burnt plastic, and malt. Taste is pretty much the same. Not sure what happened to this bottle... Drain pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours a clear golden amber with a massive scratch that explosive dull white head(definitely out of control) and a good amount of lace. Aroma is malty, citrus, fruity, kinda stale, some cardboard. Flavour is pine, grapefruit, fruity esters, carbonation is a bit high kinda stale, mild cardboard(maybe oxidization) well balanced medium bitterness and some caramel malt backbone also lending to a decent balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours a hazy orangish copper with a huge frothy most ice cream like off white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, pine, honey dew, sweet pale malts and light fruity esters. Taste is citrus, melon, grapefruit, pine and a nice smooth caramel malty sweetness. Love the balance of this ipa and the fruity sweetness combined with the malty backbone... Easy to drink and likely to put you in your ass quickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alanthebeerguy (213) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Pours cloudy amber. Good head, crazy lacing. Smells of grapefruit, dish soap, lemon, spruce. Taste is malty, not sweet, some citrus bitter hop. More bitter than many IPAs. Palate is creamy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmellison (427) - Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2013
bottle. pours a dark amber color with a white head and moderate lacing. aroma is piney and citrusy, but more mellow than hoppy. flavor is resiny and with some mild citrus, and bitter on the finish, but quite smooth with some toasty notes and not very hoppy up front. surprising, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottled: unk Hazy golden with a dome and rim of fine whites. Smells of Grapefruit, tangerines, malts are a bit oxidized with woody character, biscuit, resin and hints of pine. Decent nose. Taste is balanced with bitterness and sweet malts, the hops are resiny and piny with some grapefruit and a little touch of lemon. Medium bodied with lower carb and a wettish finish. Okay beer. Original review: 31AUG11 - 3/1.5/1.5/3/2 -1.83 Bottle date: unk ABV: 7.2% A: pours a toasted amber ale with near excellent clarity and a transient finger of white foam, falls to a broken sheet of the same. No lace. S: Smells like grass, weeds, soil, hay, grain and oxidized malts. Not impressed whatsoever. T: Bitter over sweet malts and cardboard. Some hints of honey on the finish. Not getting any substantial hop flavors, just underlying bitterness. Disappointment. M: Medium bodied with moderate carb. Semi-dry finish. O: This beer has no craft in it for me. I’m unimpressed at best. Poor first impression. Serving type: bottle 12-21-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
On tap at Rogue Wet Bar, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is quite dry and full of piney hops. Flavour brings out dry piney hops, floral notes and fairly harsh astringency on the finish - just enough crisp biscuity malt to back. Quite drinkable and thirst-quenching, but nothing overly interesting. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, 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

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