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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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 (12943) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9550) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (9063) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9024) - 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
chriso (7513) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - 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 (4964) - 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 (4485) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (3606) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle from Nejaime’s wine cellar in Lenox MA. Pours a fairly clear deep copper color with a huge off white head that quickly dissipates into lots of lace. The nose holds lots of malty caramel and toffee with huge English earthy sulfur mineral water aroma to it. The flavor is rich and malty with a fair amount of toffee and caramel coming through. A solid earthy hop flavor poke through, but this is either an old bottle or a poor example of an IPA . Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Decent beer but feels more like an English bitter. My bottle is notched for Oct, but I don’t know what year.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (3474) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2015
This was on tap at Barrington. This was served in a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange to ruddy yellow color. Light carbonation rose to feed a quickly dissipating bar pour’s kind of head. The smell had a decent sweet biscuity maltiness and a slight underscore of spice. The taste was mainly malty taking the biscuity quality to town as the aftertaste was quite malty. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. There’s a smooth creaminess that rolled over my tongue. Overall, to me, this one came across more as an EIPA to me. Still worthy of coming back to.


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