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RATINGS: 105   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
On tap at London pub. Copper/orange. Aroma of orange and grapefruit. citrus and dry hops. Resin. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
Spicy, floral, and citrus hop notes grace the sweet aroma. Hazy copper body topped by a decent white head that recedes to cover with some lacing. Hop forwards flavour delivers what the aroma suggests with a nice supporting malt base and moderate to strong bitterness. Moderate for a PNW IPA that is. Medium bodied with decent carbonation.. Enjoyed on tap at Portland Craft.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2013
Pours a hazy copper color with a thick creamy head that leaves amazing lacing. Smells of citrus, caramel, pine, and resin. Tastes of all the same things with the citrus being the most prevalent flavor. This is also very hop forward. Mouthfeel is chewy and creamy with good carbonation and a dry finish. Overall this was a really good tasting northwest style ipa highly recommended for any hop head.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ACHops (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2013
On tap @ Tippe & Drague. Pours dark orange with thick creamy very lacey head. Aroma is mildly sweet malt. Taste is medium caramel malt with big juicy citrus hop flavors. Notes of orange, passion fruit, lemon, and grapefruit. Bitter on the finish. Sizable abv for a standard IPA. Honestly not a standout among excellent WA IPAs, but not at all bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GothGargoyle (1663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
Pour golden with noticeable carbonation and a large yellow head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is pine, rubber, resin, citrus, overripe pineapple, cedar. Medium-light body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, bitter citrus aftertaste. Taste is pine, grapefruit, passionfruit, resin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (999) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Pleasant aroma balanced tween the caramel sweet and the hop musky. Clear light amber with modest off white head, a little ehh in the mouth.. Flavor is woodsy, with caramel and distant cardboard, Dry finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - FEB 20, 2013
This has a huge body for 7.5% percent (or there abouts). Almost too much - talking DIPA territory here. Luckily it’s pretty hoppy to go along with this malt rush. Other than the oppressive body it’s not too much different from your average, albeit drinkable, PNW IPA. Good combo with the ballsy Amarillo and woody, slightly more refined Simcoe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burnabyt (27) - - FEB 17, 2013
High carbonation, and soft pillow of white foam on top. Recedes a bit then floats on top of a gold orange body. Slightly spicy almost Belgian aroma. Mouthfeel is dry, sharp carbonation, medium body. Taste is lightly bitter, spicy jalapeño Gouda cheese, toffee, and passion fruit. Seems quite a bit different than most NW IPAs. Drinkable even at 7.2%, but there are better IPAs in Washington and BC. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (767) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
On tap at The Met in New West. A cloudy orange-amber color, with a whitish head. Fruity, citrus hops on the nose. Very bitter and citrus on the tongue. A bit of malt in the background is all. A very nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5067) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Great hazy amber and copper coloured body with a bit of a rust glow and an almost perfect, two centimetre tall tan head - this looks like a good IPA. Aroma of fresh cascade hops with a bit of pine, resin and pineapple in the mix, a good malt base and a bit of a floral nose as well. Medium-bodied; Assertive piney and floral hop notes that fade fairly quickly and show a good malt backbone, quite a bit of sweetness and a definite floral note. Aftertaste shows the sweetness through honey, the hops through pine and the malt through caramel - nice, but showing much less hops than I’d expect from a PNW IPA that is consumed super fresh. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington on 11-January-2013 for US$3.99, sampled at home in Washington on 17-January-2013.


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