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RATINGS: 167   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biznizness (1071) - Mooresville, 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 (1372) - 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 (2326) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (2734) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Almost no aroma. Copper color with a soapy head that lasts. Hoppy IPA taste, but weak. Seemed watered down. Nothing exceptional here.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2005
This was a decent attempt at an IPA but nothing that great. I had it at the beer festival in split rock yesterday so maybe my tastes were a bit off.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1223) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2005
your pretty standard IPA. nice bitter finish good hops. semi-hoppy aroma. nice colour to it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (947) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Hoppy trails came to me in an attractively labeled, brown, 12 oz. bottle, with a bottled in February notch. The look was a shade paler than a classic American IPA, but still quite attractive, especially due to a high clarity. The head was two finger thick, and generously foamy at first, and left some spidery lacing while diminishing. The aroma was floral and herbal hops, with a touch of popcorn like diacetyl. The taste was more APA than IPA, as the beer was rather highly attenuated and lacked a solid malt backbone. A distinct citric bitter snap typical of an American IPA was absent as well. Instead the hop varieties used were more earthy and spicy in character, and (what I believe to be Ringwood) yeast imparted a distinct funk. Not a bad taste mind you, just not on par with the great and lively IPAs we have come to love. Mouthfeel was solidly medium and aftertaste clean but nondescript. There were not many typical hop laden burps to speak of. A clean, middle of the road IPA, that does not take many chances. Comes across as a sessionable, but unexciting brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
morehops (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2005
This is one of ABCís hoppist beers (Barleywine is close to it by IBUís). Has a nice amber color, is also nicely balanced with a hoppy aroma and kind of a citric finish.


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