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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2011
You can’t beat a local like this. Great flavor, nice and frothy. The growler refills are $10.50, that’s a little over $2.60 a 16oz. Amazing!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Labeir (4) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2005 does not count
Wonderful hop freshness, A balanced N.W. style IPA. Great bitterness without hiding the nice malt charactor. A benchmark!

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 (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3722) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Clean copper pour. Small white head. Slight haziness. Strong, hop bittering aroma. Smoth hoppy taste with a short smoth punch at the end. Holds its carbonation well. Delish. Better than what you’re drinking right now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2670) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Simply tasty, poured off the tap at the brewpub in Salida. Mostly clear golden-amber pour with a thin white head. Wild aroma of pine and yellow citrus (perhaps even pineapple), overwhelmingly fresh smells. Flavor had a near-perfect balance of malty sweetness and powerful hop bitterness...again, the freshness came through quite clearly. A bit resiny with soft carbonation, but a gem hidden off the beaten path of the Front Range.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3253) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Salida, CO Beer Fest-tap-Pours a nice orange hue with minimal white head. decent lacing. Nice fresh hop aroma, just liked a harvest ale. Lots of green hops on the flavors. Malts are toasty and add decent balance to this IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3442) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Light brown with some coarse head. Aroma is mainly citrus, with some resiny notes as well. Citrus notes come across more strongly in the flavor, along with some biscuity malt. Well-blended finish with clean mouthfeel. Reminded me of a slightly darker Stone IPA.


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