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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11453) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2008
(growler, thanks kmweaver) Hazy copper body with lovely medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/cat urine, some caramel, light bread. Nice bitter aftertaste. Medium body, some resin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7982) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2008
Growler shared by Ken. Prickly sharp piney hops in the nose along with cedar, nuts, and wood. Flavor is more chewy, woody crystal malt with some cherries and pine needles (twiggy). Good stuff, a bit too much crystal malt and a bit too chewy, though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Overt toffee sweetness laces the biscuity pale malts, as wooden hoppiness contributes wisely throughout. Simple and balanced, this understated IPA is nothing to get excited about, but it does make a pleasant pint.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the clear copper.
-The lively carbonation and lean body enhance drinkability.
-That maltiness is very simple and that caramel/toffee is a little too prominent for my tastes in the style.
-The wooden, leafy hop bitterness lingers nicely, but never asserts itself enough to be memorable.

Bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
On tap at the brewpub, Barrington MA, on 20 April 2010. ABV not stated. OG 1054. Name given as Oh Yeah! IPA but I guess this is the same stuff. Amber colour. Good condition. Low aroma for an IPA. Another clean and refreshing beer, with a moderate bitterness, but somewhat low on impact for an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours a lightly hazed orange amber with a thin to medium white head which falls quickly. Earthy malt and buttery citrus. Slightly creamy and buttery caramel, nice spicy hop presence. Finishes with a quinine and grapefruit bitterness. The butter note is a bit distracting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Multiple samples at the brewery; fresh growler: Pours copper with a fine white head. Smells of light citrus, tea, pine resin, earthy. Taste yields a nice bitterness along with some peppery splashes, resin, chewy caramel, some spice. Full bodied with a nicely bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4133) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Caramel malt aroma. Medium dark woody orange. Diacetyl, light cocoa, herbal hopping, moderately sweet, slightly warming. A chalkwater body - an odd consistency that’s sometimes thinnish, sometimes full-bodied. Full on the front, thinnish on the back, if that makes sense. Most of the finish goes away quickly, but there’s a residual woody graininess at the very tail end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3351) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 7, 2009
From a draft pour at the Egremont Inn in Great Barrington, MA this came a clear copper color with a small white head and light lacing. Nose of citrus and pine hops. Light and very smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is lightly bitter and so is the finish. For someone who is used to the heavy bitterness of west coast IPA’s this seemed pretty laid back but was quite drinkable and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 2, 2008
Growler, courtesy of jjpm74. Thanks, John! Pours a bright, golden reddish-tea color; big off-white head with solid retention and great fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of resiny, earthy and citrus hops in the aroma; oily, fresh, and a touch of tea and caramel. Lively, fluffy carbonation in a medium-to-full mouthfeel: lots of earthy bitterness (resiny, chewy) with a touch of biscuity malts and tea and red fruits; pleasant bitter hops character and a solid malt core; well-made stuff. Medium finish, showing breadiness, tea, and earthy bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2008
Courtesy of kmweaver. Hazy amber body with a large white head that leaves chunky lacing. Sweet, fruity, hoppy nose with lots of caramel and citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet with a moderate, chunky bitterness. Taste is caramel, raisins, grapefruit and tangerine. Medium body is slightly chewy with moderate carbonation.


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