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RATINGS: 2984   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Originally brewed in 1975 to commemorate Paul Revere's ride, this brew is a heavily hopped ale (Cascade hops) with a copper color and a hoppy nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2004
A very thirst quenching beer and one of the more balanced IPAs that I've had. Nice citric and piney nose, with a fruity/citric flavor. A good fruity flavor throughout. This one doesn't bombard our senses like Celebration Ale, but this one is more of the "everyday" IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2005 It has a little bit of a bite, and the cascade hops are the primary influence, but it isn’t overbearing. There’s a muskyness in there . The light gold color is somewhat cloudy and the mouthfeel is initially medium, but it seems to morph into a full bodied brew while it sits in the mouth - it fizzes up and grows. It is fruity and very clean, but also dark and bitter - an interesting combonation. The head is huge and creamy, lacing the glass eternally. The color has just enough amber to let you know that it is not an average corporate beer. It is great overall, although I could see someone not liking the amount of hops, maybe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Poured a nice golded yellow with a thick white head. Aroma was mainly of citrus fruits and hops. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Spices, orange peel, and hops on the tongue. This was a really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
I had this on draught at the brewery in SF. Easily the IPA I've ever had. Perfectly balanced. I recently tried this out of the bottle and was very disappointed. If you ever have the chance to tour the brewery, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2004
My sample didn't seem so hoppy especially for an IPA. Good aroma and clear ambur color. Big flavor with the fruity background. Clean finish with the Cascade hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2004
Highly enjoyable hopped up ale. Great golden amber with big ole white bubbles sitting on top. Floral and fruity and then leaves you with that lemon-fresh taste in your mouth. Glad this one is available on a regular basis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2005 hoppy aroma. decent pour, decent white head... bubbles could bead a lot more and group together tighter. nearly clear amber gold body. a bit thin, but a refreshing brew in any case. it reminds me of peconic county reserve ale by southampton. it has a juicy yet bitter tart fruit and grape aroma and flavor. i think it needs more malt backup. i like it, despite the cost, which is a bit high. UPDATE 4/10/05: snifter / very nice, slightly active amber body with nearly white, tight, fizzy, and slowly diminishing head that ends up rockier and rockier. it’s with a good, smooth, and lively palate that’s not thick nor too thin. it’s with a simple flavor and aroma that’s floral with grapefruit, and with just enough toasty maltiness to balance, but obviously it’s not without its abundant hoppiness. quite nice for a good and hoppy session beer! (the price is a bit high, but it’s a quencher. uprated palate and appearance a point.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankR (144) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 16, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2005 Tan orange color, medium head that mostly dimishes. Aroma is of medium dry citrus hops. Flavor is light and dry of hops and some yeast. Very good. Rerate: This stuff has really grown on me. So much character in this one, how could it not?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2004 I need to come up with better words to describe beer color, so until then I am boycotting that part of my ratings. The cascade hops will lay you out if you are not expecting it; however, I was. But really, this is a quite hoppy beer, both in aroma and flavor and from beginning to end. There are more hopped up brews, but his one sometimes just hits the mark. Nicely balanced for an IPA. I just wish it was a bit less pricey. Are we still paying for its uniqueness almost 3 decades later? Why do I like this so much more than SNPA?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2004
Bottled (355ml). I didn't realise until I started pouring that this hadn't quite settled out after transportation, so I had to proceed ultra-carefully. Result - no head and a slight suspension of very fine particles. That did not interfere with my enjoyment on iota. Pale copper/orange colour. Cascade aroma - zingy grapefruit and spicy lychee. Low carbonation - a slight prickle on the tongue. Floral hoppy palate with a fruit cocktail of flavours - maily citrus - and just a tinge of underlying sweetness. Clean, crisp finish. Some find this type of beer a bit in-yer-face, but I like it.

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