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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 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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerfather (3) - - NOV 15, 2011 does not count
I love IPAs and I drink a lot of them. This is the best one I’ve had. Wonderful floral, citrus and even grapefruit aroma. Perfect balance of bitterness and malt. Fantastic dry hop finish!

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!

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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Caskalefan (151) - 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 Skip’s beers at Boundary Bay, I loved Skip’s beers at Water Street, and I love Skip’s beers at American Brewing!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4298) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours bright orange, a little cloudy, with creamy frothy head. Stunningly beautiful. Pine, melon, and citrus are very apparent. Full of resin and a mouth-wallop long bitter finish. Creamy, oily mouthfeel. An excellent example of this style -- tasted against Pliny the Elder at another Seattle location and it darn near held its own (even as just a single rather than double IPA). This brewer has mad skills.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1167) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
22415brewery (378) - redmond, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1346) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
desurfer (1224) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2011
Draft at the Bayou Oyster Bar in Bellingham, WA. Nice looking pillowy head, cloudy copper body. Hoppy, sweet aroma. Big citrusy hops dominate, with some peppery aftertaste. Great with some fresh, salty PNW oysters.


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