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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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This copper-colored ale is an extra-big beer! More malt. More hops. IPA was originally brewed big for the trip from Britain to India. First brewed here to celebrate our 100th brew, we now brew this one when we thirst for a big, big beer!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Served on draft at the Smokehouse location. Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of earthy and floral hops with nutty notes. The taste is big grapefruit and other citrus hops. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2011
5 oz sampler off of the Beer Engine at the brew pub (#2) in Columbus, Ohio. Pour is mostly clear golden orange with a loosely formed off white head. Aroma is quite faint, there is some leafy hops, a touch of citrus and only a hint of toasted malt. The taste picks up with grassy citrus hops, some nice resin grittiness and finishing with the toasted malt. This is much more hop focused, though, and they are the main story. Palate is light bodied, bordering on watery, with the soft fine carbonation and unfiltered mouth feel of the Beer Engine. Nice enough.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The beer pours a cloudy murky orange with a very light tan head with only about a half a finger of retention and poor lacing. The aroma is light citrus with grapefurit and orange dominating with light hops on the back end. The taste is really bad. Its all bitter pine mixed with metal and hops. The metal also has an orange taste. The feel is actually decent but this beer is utterly undrinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
Fron rediscovered notes, presumably on tap at Barleys, Columbus OH in Spring 2010 but my notes are incomplete and on a scrap of loose paper so I’m not 100% sure. No ABV noted. Pale amber colour. Modestly flowery aroma. Quite prominent citric hops in the flavour but it’s not especially bitter or astringent. Smooth mouthfeel with just a hint of sweetness. Not the biggest hop-monster of an IPA but this means it’s very nicely drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1274) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2010
I really dug this. Pale straw color, fluffy white head with nice lacing. A creamy palette. Lots of piney hop flavor and a very dry, hoppy finish. This is the best beer I tasted at this brewpub.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
1010 (309) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
pours a orange gold color with a nice thick white head. Taste of fruity hops with a great bitter taste. Solid beer. pint draft

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Draft at the Smokehouse. Dark orange. Musty citric aroma. Mashy flavors, wet hops, chewy green malts. Good. (#3846, 2/19/2010)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2009
Draft@Barleys Pours a cloudy copper with a fizzy white head. The head left rapidly. Has mild hoppy aroma of citrus and spruce. The flavor was subtle and good, hops and spices are very good. Well balanced. Good carbination and mouthfeel. Has a medium body. Very clean and lightly crisp. Has a good finish with a nice aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1544) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Cask at Dublin Rd. Cloudy, hazy, nice white head. Nose is tangy, tart, fruity. Taste is mild hops, murky, very easy to drink. 3-20-13 rerate. A little more carbonation adds a little more bite and flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
On tap at the Smokehouse. Pours a cloudy orangish copper with some head. Lots of citrus hop in the nose. Ton of hop flavor with significant citrus influence, primarily lemon and grapefruit. Solid IPA.


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