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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This India Pale Ale is an exciting beer with a floral in aroma and an incredible hop flavor. The maltiness is increased (over a regular pale ale) to help balance the aggressive hop usage. This contributes to the higher alcohol content as well.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11223) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2006
on tap-pours a creamy offwhite head that laces with gold-copper color. Aroma is medium hops. Taste is medium hops with a good bite, citrus. Good carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Bottled. Via trade with Doclock. Rich, copper color with an off-white head. Somewhat hoppy aroma but seems a bit stingy on hops from the get-go. Malty flavor with a somewhat vegetal quality. Good bitterness but hardly any hop aromas. Rather dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2006
12oz bottle received in a trade today with Doclock - Thanks Jeff! Pours golden with a large offwhite head that stays well and laces the sides of the glass in sudsy layers. Aroma of citrus lemon and grapefruit over light grains and doughy malt. Flavor begins with a sharp blast of c-hops that then gives way to some pale malt flavor then back for a light bitter dry citrus finish. Body was rather light for an IPA but it was refreshing and carbonated well. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5101) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2006
On tap, Taming of the Brew 2006. Poured a clear dark gold with a creamy fine bubbled off-white head. Aroma is bright citric hops over a biscuity malt base. Flavor was very bitter up front with a rather mild lightly malty base. Some grapefruity citrus. Long lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel is fairly thin and light bodied with fizzy carbonation. Overall, I found this one to be a little harsh in itís bitterness, needs some more malt to balance things out better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2006
On tap at brewpub in gettysburg had a clear golden color with a bit of lacing. Aroma was big hops. Flavor was citrusy (grapefruit) with a big hop bit in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Not impressive as far as IPAís go, but this was the first beer of the sampler that was at least in the ballpark. Lacked a real hoppy punch, but at least you can tell itís an IPA. The bitter finish was the highlight for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Poured a medium reddish color with a small off white head. Mellow grassy nose. Flavors were really quite boring. Some mild grass with a hint of citrus and a little funk. Not undrinkable, but definately a snoozer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2010 OK ... i was thoroughly unimpressed. Floral and grassy, yeah. Citrus and pine? I donít think so. Incredibly hopped? Again, I donít think so. Some malt but not much, some bitter finish but not much hop in the taste, no west coast hoppiness, no complexity. Really unimpressive representative of an American IPA. Next to a Stone or a Victory this is drain pour. // Draft at one of their breweries this is an entirely different brew. Still pretty tame by modern IPA standards. Gorgeous clear amber body, small white head, and fantastic lacing. Moderate in all things but perfectly balanced. Think of this as a DFH 40 Minute, or as a well made starter IPA,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Cask! at ABC brewpub. Red copper with a nice eggshell head. Served appropriately room temp. American hops (citrus fruit) on the nose. Quite flavorfully hoppy and extremely smooth. Milky lemon grass, fresh. Big swiss cheese hole lacing. Quite tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adrian910ss (2371) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Pours a golden yellowish color with a medium laced head. Aroma is slightly hoppy with hints of faint pine needles and lemon citrus. Flavor is hoppy and slightly malty with hints of pine and lemon citrus. Not bad.


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