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RATINGS: 2487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Bottle. Poured amber color with a huge off white head. Aroma is mostly hops. Smelling citrus and caramel notes. Flavor is very amazing. Nice hoppy taste but not making it horribly bitter. Can taste caramel in there helping even the hops out. Wow, this is very enjoyable!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
duneman (3) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2006 does not count
From bottle, nice head... medium amber color. The head looks quite nice on this, and tipping the glass from side to shows off an enjoyable latency in the bubbles forming on the glass. The aroma I consider too weak for, my nose picks up citrus but wants more. Tastes of piney hops -- the citrus aspect of the smell seems lost in the bitterness. One of the better CA IPAs, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Amber pour, nice lacing. Aroma is very complex, lots of citrus and pine hops, plus nice caramel background. Flavor is very similar, complex, hoppy, yet balanced. They sure know how to brew IPAs in California.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - JUL 3, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Bottle, Pours amber\copper to orange with a huge and overflowing copper head. Ffavor of citrus & piney hops. Flavor is citrusy, carbonated, pine, bitter hops. God body, good brew. Nothing amazing though. Bad aftertaste, urine and humidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Draught. I’ve had this a number of times and it seems kind of strange that I never rated it...Foggy copper-orange in colour with a small white head receding to a small ring. The aroma is all oranges and not much else - floral and fruity. Chewy citrus orange and grapefruit flavours with a touch of caramel sweetness to balance. Sharp pine is apparent as well towards the end. Light alcohol warmth. There isn’t a whole lot of balance but it still fits the bill in most respects. Sampled at Cole’s in Buffalo on June 24, 2006.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5015) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Pours dark orange / copper wtih a soapy white head that makes for excellent lacing. Lots of grapefruit on the aroma as well as bits of pine - very clean aroma. Medium body with typical IPA carbonation. There is only enough malt on the taste to balance out the onslaught of hops. Hops start smooth citrus and floral with the finish having lots of pine and bitterness. There is a resiny feel to the finish that sticks around for quite a while. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - JUN 30, 2006
Appearance: Golden with orange undertones... with nice thick lasting off-white head pours hazy Aroma: Fuity some apricot and loads of citrus and resiny notes dancing around.... way in the back fomr malt peeks thru (as the beer warms up) Flavor: Smooth malt base carrying a huge huge hop flavor and bitterness. For some reason orange rind comes to mind along with apricots... some honey and Palate: Medium bodied... delightful carbonation... long finish moving from fruity to dry hoppy slightly resiny finish. Overall: Not the freshest I have tasted. The beer does not seem alive... the juicy part of the aroma seems to fade quickly... may be some age

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2006
Hazy orange with a thick orange-cream head. Bold aromas of fresh fruit : apricot, orange rind, sweet grapefruit, and even a little lychee I think. Huge hops in here!! Citrus oil and pine resin abound, with a smooth malt base. An excellent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2006
Deep golden in colour with a thin creamy head. Heavy piney, grapefruit hop aroma as well as some sweet malts to. The flavour is a well balanced act of big grapefruit, orange and piney hops and a sweet malt backbone. Great bitter lingering finish, and beautiful sticky lace down the side of my glass. An excellent I.P.A.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2006
As I sit here sniffing this beer, picking up strong notes of delicious grapefruits and the pine resin that coats my windshield regularly, my mouth waters. If only the enourmous fluffy white head that rests on top of this clear amber body would go away quicker so that I can taste this tempting concoction! Finally I raise the glass to my mouth, noticing tons of lacing on my glass. Bang! The hops dominate the flavor imparting a strong pine bitterness that could be best described as "fresh". Maybe this is what Budweiser is going for when they preach the importance of freshness. If only they would load all their beers down with this much Columbus. A fantastic IPA that could easily be enjoyed year round.

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