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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 canít be sure what the exact formula was for Brooksí inspiration. But this IPAís bold and aromatic blend of floral and citrus hard checks your nose and follows it up with a medium intense hop bitterness that doesnít linger. We shot. We scored.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5256) - 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 (5695) - 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 (15217) - 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 (1002) - Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2012
On tap in Seattle. Nice hop and citrus nose. Itís 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 (14158) - HÝjbjerg, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mintzmeet (229) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Cloudy amber color.great pungent hoppy aroma. Very complex flavor but overpresent hoppiness that is pleasant. Light pepper with a spicy pine boldness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2419) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2012
22oz Bottle. Deep hazed orange body, chalky head. Honey Mead are on nose with citrus hops. Smooth, cool body that does not punch much. Caramel tinged, sweeter IPA. Very tasty but not exactly what Iím looking for in this style.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bold orange hued amber body with a tall frothy tan head. Fresh grainy bread malt body. Dry malt backbone that is simple yet expressive with a selection of quality ingredients. A touch of toffee and light caramel. Bold sharp hop presence. High impact citrus character with a sharp kick of spice and peppery pine. Crisp finish that borders on the thin side but does so thoughtfully as the light malt punch lets the hops, which - simcoe and amarillo- are well chosen and compliment the base extremely well. I count myself lucky to have randomly chosen this beer for my 1000th rating.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaydubbelu (14) - Monroe, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Nice orange pour with a thin lacing head. Floral and bread notes. Some citrus rind alone with a little earth. Feels good in the mouth with a roundness from the malt. Skipís love of simcoe is apparent with the piney finish. A fine example of a west coast ipa

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Caskalefan (150) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Pretty complex IPA...biscuity, fruity (peaches, mandarin oranges, apricots, even a hint of pears, graham cracker, lots of pine resin, very long finish. I loved Skipís beers at Boundary Bay, I loved Skipís beers at Water Street, and I love Skipís beers at American Brewing!


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