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RATINGS: 1781   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Delicious IPA. Light on color. Very smooth and easy to drink. The bitterness is there but it is mellow and there is a little bit of sweetness. Great for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
bottle from brickskeller. huge floral hop aroma. wads of hops in the flavor, and not a whole lot else. Iím not much of an IPA fan when theyíre stacked like this one is. The aroma is delightful, however.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - MAR 22, 2005
it has a nice aroma w/ a hint of honey. tastes kind of like chinese tea, it has a pronounced bitter after taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmack94536 (5) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2005 does not count
Great session IPA, but a bit one dimensional. This is a very crisp, clean IPA and I will drink it again. Beautiful, crystal clear amber color, slightly to the yellow end. Great head and lacing, and a very clear hop flavor and aroma. I just wish the hops lingered longer and a little harder on the tongue. Taste is almost all in the back of the mouth, none up front which leads me to my thinking of it as one dimensional. Very nice IPA overall though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (928) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
BIG grapefruit aroma & flavor. Really dry to the palate. A solid drinkable IPA but I donít know if it would be the first IPA Iíd grab off the shelf. A bit one dimensional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 trappist / yum! i havenít had a beer in awhile and i grabbed the right one for a refresher. sweet and bready aroma; hint of pineapple, orange, pine, and bready flavor. good, smooth and easy palate. ahh, yes, an american session ale. UPDATE 3/19/05: snifter / mmm! pine burps!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1443) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Bottle. Pours a light-orange with HUGE off-white head that leaves plenty of lace and tons of little white floaties. Aroma is of grapefruits and hops. Taste is light and fruity. Starts with a touch of sweet malts and the bitter hops quickly kick in. On the thin side. Toward the end of the glass the thinness is very apparent as this smells almost like swill beers. Not bad, but not worth trying again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Appearance is a very strong suit here; head and retention are spectaculiere. The rest is pretty solid, but not especially impressive. Mild flavor profile, slightly watery. A small step above Goose Islandís offering, but not a giant leap for IPAkind.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Nice light amber pour with a lasting disappating white head. The body is a little light on the malt to balance the extremely hoppy overtones. The hops give the beer a grapefruit/citrus taste. Dry and bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Thanks to Wawood for this one! Pours gorgeous orange/amber. Aroma of fresh-cut equatorial pineapple and hibiscus flowers. Tastes like grapefruit juice with sweet orange. Mouthfeel is perfectly balanced in weight, texture, and carbonation with this uberhopped monster. Again, thanks Wawood!


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