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RATINGS: 58   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - 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 Iím not 100% sure. No ABV noted. Pale amber colour. Modestly flowery aroma. Quite prominent citric hops in the flavour but itís not especially bitter or astringent. Smooth mouthfeel with just a hint of sweetness. Not the biggest hop-monster of an IPA but this means itís very nicely drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1217) - 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 (5577) - Hampton, Virginia, 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 (1496) - 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 (4730) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2008
Cask @ Barleys 2. A very drinkable pint for which the cask serving worked really well (as is often the case with centennial hops). Very spicy, sweet, earthy and tasty ale. It’s so fresh that it feels green at this point. The gentle acidity manages not to clash or exagerates its acidity, though it gives a lemonade twist accentuated by the low carbonation. Clean and very refreshing IPA with most interesting aromas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Draft from Cask. Light golden to yellow in color. Had a Rocky white head. Wonderful hop aroma. Definitely balanced to the hoppy side, but not harsh. Smooth and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
In short: A refreshing smooth fruity IPA. Soft (too soft) but quite refreshing
How: Tap at brewpub (SmokeHouse location, AleHouse #2)
The look: Cloudy dark yellow body with a small white head
In long: Smooth and juicy beer with citrus fruits, breakfast apple and orange juice flavours. Caramel well integrated with a fruity flavours. Well malted and filling beer. Bitterness is somewhat mild but very juicy flavourful. Very soft carbonation but not more so than average cask beer. Cask condition was appropriate for this soft refreshing beer. Thatís not another over-the-top extreme American IPA. I drank my pint in about 5 minutes so this either means that it is a good session beer or Iím a drunkÖ or both. Ok, both.


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