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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2210) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Draft at brewpub. Nice balance. Comfortably bitter. Yet nothing to make you sit up and take notice — either good or bad. Clear amber with small, but frothy head. The aroma presented grapefruit, flowers and some resin. Hint of caramel and grain. The flavor was moderately bitter and lightly to moderately sweet. The finish was lightly to moderately bitter. Standard carbonation for an IPA. Medium body with a watery texture at first that turned sticky. Dry, bitter finish. Nice job, Amicas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2640) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2008
This is the flagship of Amicas brews. Nice balance, good hops, reasonable malt. But, it is best after a bit of aging, and sometimes is released a little bit before its time. Every thing improves with time.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
GABF 2007: Poured a clear gold with an off-white head. Fresh hoppy aroma. Piny. Very fresh dry hop notes. Some malt but the big pine in the middle of the flavor. Dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Draught. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy, white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (grain), heavy hops (perfume, grapefruit, pine), average yeast (sweat) with notes of pear and peach. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity, and harsh bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/12/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, GABF

hazy dark yellow, frothy off white head, light sweet malt aroma with lots of bittering hops, thin body, lots of bitter hop flavor, touch of sweetness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndrewKoransky (30) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2006
While hunting around Colorado for a landing spot, we discovered Amicas in Salida Colorado. It was part of our decision to move to the area. And the IPA is one of their best. My taste buds detected a nice rye flavor (reminding me of one of my other favorites, Terrapin Rye PA). It has a wonderful hop aroma typical of a good west coast IPA. We’ll definitely be back many times to enjoy this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Draft pint at the brewpub, 9/14/06: Nice amber color with a shiny sheen. Not much aroma, but it delivers a nice wood-chippy hoppiness. Quite delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 29/09/2005 Golden coloured with hoppy and floral aromas. Some alcohol present. Slightly bitter lasting finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Clear and light golden. Moderate carbonation; decent body. Huge grapefruit ... tasty grapefruit notes, I might add. Very aromatic and wafty flowers, too. Huge resinous hops with a lingering bitterness. Nice. Sweet dough malts struggled for attention, with roasty caramel and a sweet, candy-like base. Nice IPA, I have to say. Alcohol was a nice additional element, also.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
eric728 (2) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2005 does not count
Out of site. Probably gave low scores but it’ll make you try it with medium expectations. Served very cold in special sampler glasses. Thanks Cathy for a fantastic time. Long live the brewery. Alcohol dominates this ale; West coast hops aroma!


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