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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Dry-hopped with Columbus hops in our open fermenters, our IPA boasts a bright floral aroma and flavor reminiscent of pine and lemon peel. The pronounced hop bitterness is balanced by a medium-bodied caramel and biscuity malt character with a nutty finish. It showcases many subtle earthy bitter notes, rather than the resinous citrus-rind bite often featured in many American-style IPA’s.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Hazy copper body with some floaters. Large and rocky white head. Lacing.
Floral aromas abound. Fuggles is obvious.
Juicy hops. Malt with a hint of fruitiness. Hides the alcohol well.
Medium-bodied. Slightly chalky mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2003
I've had this beer twice and was surprisely impressed both time. It seems to me that this brew is underrated - now @ an average of 3.17. Has a good hop aroma, flavor with a good amount of bitterness. Not too over the top and very drinkable and fulfilling none the less. Medium body with nice carbonation and slight maltiness to it. Appearance is slightly cloudy with yeast floaties that still didn't shy me away. Good IPA.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Nothing special here. Simply put there are better IPAs out there. This one is mediocre at best.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4998) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 23, 2003
This brew poured a small head of off-white mostly lasting fine to medium sized bubbles that left a good lacing and a transparent yellow orange colored uncarbonated body behind. It had a typical IPA hoop aroma and a smooth hop mouthfeel with a less that usual IPA jop bite. The flavor was a typically strongly hopped IPA one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (4925) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
Copper in colour with a thin white head. Piney hops in the aroma with a subtle citrus smell as well. Medium-bodied; perfect for an IPA with a clean hoppy taste. Almost perfect hoppiness level, not as much as west-coasters, but very good. Nice maltiness to balance the hops. A pleasant hop bitterness rests on the palate after the last sip. One of the better IPA's i've ever had! Overall, better than the average IPA and should be tasted if it's available to you! I had mine from a 500 mL goblet served on draught at the Polish Village Cafe in Hamtramck, Michigan on 14-August-2003.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2821) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Bottle: Fruity,gummy nose. Typical cascade scent. Clear lite yellow/orange color. Pour so sediment went in seperate glass. Sour apple,orange hops with a toasty malt flavor. Bitter finish. Fuggles punches up the finish. Lost on color which was kinda dull.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Bottled. Nice English style IPA. Nice dry bitter bite to it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Deep hazy orange-copper color, huge frothy off-white head that clings to the side of my glass, sweet citrusy hop aromas, resiny grapefruit flavors, some what thin with a watery mouthfeel and a bit unbalanced it is lacking malt balance, finishes harshly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2932) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
Sampled at Ashley's in Ann Arbor after the MIBG Fest. Red-golden-amber colour. Nice herbal/floral aroma. Solid orange and grapefruit flavour, with enough malt to give a good balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6299) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Strange, I thought I had rated this, but when I was going to compare my Imperial IPA rating to the basic IPA, it wasn't here. Lucky for me, I had a bottle in the frig. Orange copper hue with a rocky white head and good lacing. Nice floral and piney aroma, some toasted malt and grapefruit tones. Starts out bitter but, as I remembered correctly, quickly smooths out to a good balance. Hops do linger slightly on the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is fizzy and dry, crisp. Medium-bodied. Easy to drink compared to many American made IPA's, more akin to the fine English ones (like Fullers and Samuel Smith). Recommended.


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