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RATINGS: 1656   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!


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegingerkid (11) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
This was my #1 pick when I used to frequent the hop haus. It tastes like a christmas tree. Very citrusy and super hoppy. Goes down very easy. Great IPA right up there with stone ruination.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ragnampiza (218) - ITALY - APR 17, 2014
355 ml can from BG Birra, served in a nonic half pint glass. Classic sunrise orange, slightly hazy, with a small, creamy, off-white head. On the nose old and stale hops, caramel malts, tea leaves, soap. Slightly citric and resiny in the far background. Not better in the mouth, malty, astringent, unpleasent sticky caramel. Moderate bitterness, soapy aftertaste. Very soft carbonation for the style, medium body and creamy texture. I donít even know why Iím reviewing a 17 months old IPA from over the pond. Why would you even sell it ? Damn, I hate how almost nobody care about hoppy beer freshness in Italy. Hope to re-rate it properly in the future.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skykwby (35) - Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
Tapwerks, OKC. Draft, pours golden orange. Great foamy head that lasts. Aroma of peach apricot, not much pine. First sip refreshingly fruity, full mouth. Slightly bitter, stays. Easy drinking, but not complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
val_Garcia (8) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 9, 2014 does not count
Too smooth for an ipa donít buy again.............................................

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a hazy light golden yellow body that gives a one finger white foamy head, the head dies after a minute and a half and thereís a fair amount of thick lacing clinging to the sides of the glass. The smell had grapefruit flavored hops, light malts. The taste had the grapefruit come back to add a piney punch assaulting my taste buds, no aftertaste, dry finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium, sessionable. Carbonation seems to be smoother than most AIPAís, but still good, not under-carbonated just good. Overall, this is a pretty good AIPA that I would come back to.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
smaynard6000 (551) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2014
12oz can. Pours a sparkling yellow color with foamy off-white head and average carbonation. Aroma is subtle floral hops. Flavor is completely bitter, no detectable malt presence. Not as good as I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ColovianTrader (191) - - MAR 27, 2014
Citrus hop aroma with undertones of caramel and citrus peels. Somewhat muted. Grapefruit bitterness offset with smooth caramel and molasses. Hints of spices, oranges, toast and lemon peel. A bit grainy but with good balance. Fizzy but refreshing. Mild for an IPA but enjoyable. Definitely a stronger fruit character than expected.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dking3 (9) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
Great West Coast style American IPA, light on malt, good firm bitterness, could use more crystal malt flavor to be perfect, but certainly a fine example.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slatermcs (57) - - MAR 23, 2014
Excellent IPA. Can't find the distinct hop that gives out the bitterness, but great mash up overall. Will drink again and again

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pizz5116 (55) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours a golden amber. One finger lasting head. Lots of line and citrus hops on aroma. Taste is very hoppy and cirtussy. Great ipa

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (104) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Smells of mangos and lemon. Very tropical and the taste is super fresh hops with a very clean first taste. The malt that backs it up is nice and comforting. A good IPA in the more classical sense.


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