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RATINGS: 1781   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In the 1700ís one crafty brewer discovered that a healthy dose of hops and an increased alcohol content perserved his ales during the long voyage to India (as depicted in our label) to quench the thirst of British troops. Today, we tip our hat to that historic innovation by brewing Coloradoís hoppiest pale ale. Avery IPA demands to be poured into your favorite glass to truly appreciate the citrusy, floral bouquet and the rich, malty finish. Brewed by hopheads for hopheads!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5568) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2005
Thanks to matta for the bottle! Amber body with a small whitish head. Nose is BIG hops! Very floral and piney. However, thereís enough malt sweet lingering in the aroma to make it attractive. Light maple syrup notes. Taste is lightly spicy and hoppy with sweet, creamy maltiness, floral notes, and citrus fruits. Leans more towards the hops here. Body is smooth and mildly carbonated. Lingering bitterness throughout. Finishes with more hops, light spiciness, citrus notes, and mild sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2005
Pale golden copper hue. Big whitish head dissipates to almost nothing. Floral, lemony citrus nose. Somewhat thin palate, grapefruit, pine needles, quite clean crisp and drinkable. I enjoy the beers from these guys immensely...keep em comin!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjwais (42) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2005
Iíll just go right out and say it. Not enough hops. An IPA isnít generally my beer-of-choice, but this is nowhere near Dogfish or Two-hearted. Itís still a good drink and very enjoyable though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2005
Very clear golden-amber color with medium white head. The aroma is dominated by citrus hop notes, with some malty breadiness. The flavor starts out hoppy, bitter, floral, and piney. Just enough malt to back up the hops. Finishes crisp with a pleasant bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2005
This one is hard to judge... only because whenever I usually get this brew, itís on tap...which is far better then the 12 ounce bottle version. On tap the citrus notes seem to really come forward, but in the bottle the hops seem a bit more subdued. Overall this IPA is pretty ho-hum. Nothing special, but iíve definitely had far worse. Get this one on tap if you can! itís much better!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Huge fresh hop aroma. Big lacey white head. The flavor is acutely bitter and full of piney hops. Finishes clean and crisp. A fantastic and underrated IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2005
bottle...Clear golden pour with a medium sized white head. Very nice aroma, Floral hops, citrus. Brazen start, hops come right at you, nice maltiness also. Citrus peel fruitiness/bitterness also evident. Very nicely done, This is a bold hoppy IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Pours a clear, bright copper orange with a thin white head with light whispy lacing. Has a bold, fresh, grapefruity hop aroma with a touch of dry biscuity malt. Starts relatively thick, full and bittersweet with lots of hop presence and decent malty balance. Finishes crisp and lightly sweet with hints of citrus and hop resin. A very enjoyable and drinkable IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Lightly chilled. Very light copper color. Big Hops aroma on the piney side. Surprising mouthfell much thicker that the color suggests. On the edge of resinous, which, for me, is perfection. Very little malt presence and would almost seem to be an APA if the hops were more citric. One of the most drinkable IPAs I have had and a personal favorite for session-type ales.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2005
The aroma was nice w/ orange zest, pine, and grapefruit. The flavor pretty much the same w/ a slight hint of flowers. The beer poured a golden orange color w/ thin head and thin lasting lacing. The mouthfeel was light and creamy.


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