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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3489) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2012
Orange golden / amber colour, white head. Aroma of fruity hops. Malts, citrus, grapefruit, slight caramel, loads of American hops. Pine resin and somewhat sweaty odours. Flavour is fruity, bitter touches. Long dry resinous bitter finish. Nice.
(From 65cL bottle @ RBBWG, Antwerpen. Thanks for sharing, ajax25g!)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2012
bottle @ RBBWG 2012, Antwerpen. Thanks to Ajax25g. Light amber coloured beer with almost no carbonation and a small white head. Extreem hoppy infused aroma. Hints of whole hopflowers. Full bitter hoppy touched palate. Finish is actually good balanced with hoppy bitter touches and a long dry bitter full finish. Very very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9575) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2012
Sampled @ RBBWG Antwerpen. Courtesy of ajax25g. Hazy dark orange color, small off-white head. Lovely hoppy smell. Taste malts, hops, bitter. Decent IPA, not outstanding but just good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2012
14/I/2012 1Pt. 6Fl.Oz. bottle @ RBBWG 2012 - BB: n/a (2012-30) Thanks to ajax25g for bringing the bottle!

Little cloudy orange beer, some chunks floating around, small off-white head, unstable. Aroma: very fruity, passion fruit, lots of peaches, bit piny, bit of stinky feet. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, peaches, piny bitter touch, citrus, some grapefruit. Aftertaste: resin, little fruity, bitter dry ending. Everything you would expect from a good IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4765) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2012
65 cl. bottle sampled @ RBWG 2012 – thx to ajax25g– hazy shade darker amber, orange with a white head, basically hop juice, lots of hops evidently, fruity, bitter, lots of pine resin, with some passion fruit and grapefruit blended in, malt backbone, touch citrus, slick & slightly oily

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2012
bomber @ RBBWG 2012, Antwerpen courtesy of ajax25g. Ambrée, col beige épais. Arôme de houblon renfermé au caractère fruité allant vers le tropical En bouche, même profile, houblon très présent donnant des notes de fruits avec en retrait un léger côté de pin. Malt reste en retrait et donne à la bière des notes de caramel et grillé. Agréable, et je retrouve là, le plaisir des IPA de la côte ouest.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8228) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2012
Small rim of foam; slightly veiled amber-orange beer. Fruity, very hoppy, but also cats’ pee/valerian. Citrus, passion fruit, Passoã. Hopoils, bit of caramel/cake bottom. Long bitter finish. Quite slick, medium bodied, long hoppy lingering aftertaste. Average (meaning pretty good) IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Hazy gold, decent sized sticky beige head. Aroma of biscuity malt, orange, woody earthy. Taste is nicely balanced but fairly malty with pine bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4568) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
650ml bottle pours a golden orangeish color with 3 fingers of white head with great retention and leaving some lovely lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrusy and earthy hops. Taste is citrusy and earthy hop bitterness balanced nicely with some malty sweetness. A great IPA with a medium body and spritzy carbonation leaving a nice tingle on the palate.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jumander (3) - Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2011 does not count
Loved this IPA! Great citrus aroma. Well balanced with just a kick of hops at the end. Perfect!


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