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RATINGS: 2410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed American pale and crystalmalts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. There’s a trophy in every glass. 2009 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – GOLD; 2009 Colorado State Fair – Best of Show; 2006 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER; 2005 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER; 1999 Great American Beer Festival® India Pale Ale - GOLD


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - MAR 2, 2006
22 oz. bottle. Bottle conditioned. Pours orangish yellow, just a little cloudy, ~1 cm. white head, a little lacing. Smells nice, picking up some citrus, maybe a little floral aroma. Tastes great, nice high bitterness with citrusy, piney, floraly hop flavor, balanced nicely with a tiny bit of a sweet maltiness. Little creamier, oilier mouthfeel than say a Stone IPA. I really liked this beer, a great IPA, right up my alley.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3887) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 28, 2006
On tap at the pub. Dark gold with a beige head. Hoppy aroma and a sweet caramelly taste with only a tiny bit of bieeerness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkgrenwel (577) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Great fluffy, persistent head. Someone utilized the cascades a bit better in the aroma than the flavor. This beer has all the desired hop aroma, but lacks a bit in the flavor. Mostly just the pine comes out and rides along with the ample, but not dominating, bitterness. I wouldn’t call it a good strong "malt backbone," but there is a good bit of malt in here. Typically the backbone in an IPA simply balances the bitterness. This one actually provides sweetness up front; almost even a caramel sweetness, but not quite. There is some flavor missing between the malt in front and the hop pine and bitterness in back. The mouthfeel is also a bit oily. Somehow, the final beer is greater than the sum of its parts. Despite a few flaws, this comes together to be an entirely enjoyable IPA. Then again, who doesn’t love an IPA?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2006
On tap at The Map Room. Pours a medium orange with a white frothy head. A pine and citrus hop smackdown of a beer. A solid IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcd (366) - USA - FEB 19, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 Is this beer getting sweeter or is my taste changing? This is a good beer. It is hoppy. It is medium-full bodied. Definite Cascade aroma coming through and one can note the Columbus as well. Despite the strong hoppiness that predominates in this beer, there is a definite sweet, malty backbone to it as well. Deep-orange in color, usually pretty clear (but sometimes not).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Good gold body with a light head. Pine and hops dominate the aroma. A bit watery in the start but it thickens as you go. Very similar to the Dogfish 90 Minuite IPA and the Stone IPA. Excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2006
Bottled (thanks to probiere): Orange coloured. Hazy. Small off white head. Herbal, chocolatish and fruity aroma. Quite powerful. Flavour as well is very full-bodied. Loads of frui, chocolate, herbs and flowers. Light pineneedles and citric. This is good stuff. Has a long and lingering bitterness in the end. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chadzter (94) - huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Pours with a thin offwhite head with a fragrant floral aroma. Nothing but hops with a touch of citrus. Has a nice hoppy bitterness and is a little sour or tart.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10073) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2006
22 oz bottle. Pours light opaque with a tiny patchy and bubbly off-white film with spotty lacing. Fragrant floral fruity hop (pine, peach, aprictot) and caramel malt aroma. Moderately bitter, medium acidity and malty (caramel) flavor, yeast (dough) and sour tart pine, citrus rind hop. Medium bodied and dry palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1153) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 7, 2006
Liked this one. Lots of Hops. Well carbonated. Piscator describes it as "Floral" (boy - he is good at describing beer). Wish we could get it here.


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