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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1501) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Good but not spectacular IPA. Hoppy and bitter in the West Coast still. Flavor has depth, but it runs a tad flat, and dissipates quickly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
pours a cloudy amber with a medium size egg-shell head. smell is of caramel, floral, and hops. taste is of caramel, hops, citrus, and malt in the back. ends a little thin and bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2012
This should be classified as an IIPA. Big big malt and big big hops combine to make an excellent northwest style ipa. Malty and rich in the aroma followed up with a roundhouse kick of PNW hops, piney, grapefruit, fuzzy and citrusy. This beer teeters on being slightly too bitter...but then the malt balance tips the tables back toward balanced. The cracker-like malt is not lost in the dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerye79 (2) - bonney lake, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2012 does not count
I grabbed this beer as a "try new" beer... I found it to be one of the best, if.not the best IPA’s I’ve tried thus far. A light flavor with a mild hoppy taste, which leaves you with a mild aftertaste... which you’ll enjoy.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7551) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2012
On tap @ Seahawks stadium. Light orange amber colour, medium off-white head. Aroma is a little stinky wet hair and citrus oil (I think the lines need cleaning). Flavour is thinnish malt (more reed/straw than caramel) and bitter citrus with some light pine. Better than any draft lager here, but not great by PNW IPA standards.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5407) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Trade from curly - thanks!Reddish copper, thin beige head. Big grapefruit aroma, plus some pine and caramel. Flavor is hop dominated, of course, and a nice caramel base. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Seattle, Wa - on tap at Safeco Fieldhouse - Mariners-Twins game. Dark amber pour, off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma has some nice spruce accents, a touch of caramel. Flavor is full of bittersweet grapefruit, some nuttiness and a back end of caramel sweetness. Thickish mouthfeel. Pretty solid.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle from QFC - Seattle (Ballard)
Hazy light amber color. Unpleasant aroma, paper and puke. Average flavor of malt and caramel, with strong bitterness but no fresh qualities.
Below expectations.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2012
On tap in Seattle. Nice hop and citrus nose. It’s a cloudy orange yellow. Thin head, lots of lacing. Crisp citrus attack. Nice bite. Dry finish. Yumm

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14436) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
Tap @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Nice head with good duration. Color is hazy golden. Aroma and taste are straw, hops, flowers, caramel notes pine and malt.


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