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RATINGS: 2368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2007 Pours slightly hazy with generous carbonation and a HUGE , tight head that keeps it form in a mountain 1" above the glass rim. Super citrus, pine and light caramel aroma. Very floral and enticing. Big bodied and resinous. Great hop flavor with a finishing bitterness that shows all of what it’s rated at. Good IPA. Columbus is nice but lacks in fineness compared to some other aggressive American hops.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpecialSauce (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Bottled, from Riley’s in Madison. One of the best values in a beer I’ve found in awhile, only 3.69 for this big bomber bottle. Pours a nice thick head. The aroma is delicate and very floral. Flavor is nicely malty to balance those aromatic hops. The beer continues to get better as it warms up, the delicate hop flavors become more pungeant and flavorful. Mouthfeel is medium sticky, fairly warm feel. A great bargain and a great brew all around.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2005
bomber. Pours a hazy orange with a thick, long, very long, lasting head. Very light aroma for an aggressively hopped IPA or else it is just hard to detect becasue of so dang much foam. Nicely carbonated. Aroma is that of citrus, freshly cut grass and a touch of spruce. Nice hoppy flavor. Bitter at the beginning with a somewhat dry finish. Very nice IPA from the west coast! Certainly worth enjoying again!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Bomber: Pours a burnt orange color with a large bubbling white head. Upon pouring this beer sweet hop aromas fill your nose, citrus and pine galore! Flavor is sweet hops, with perfect bitterness and a nice malt balance.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehinge (266) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Bottle. Saying this has a lot of carbonation is an understatement....gobs of white head on this one. Tons of lacing. Orange-gold in color. Aroma has hints of lemon and spices. Caramelly, malty front end with a hoppy, spicey finish. This was excellent. Hopheads....go find some!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2007 Orange-gold out of the bottle with a big, fluffy head. Aroma of hops and fresh-cut pine trees. Smooth hop taste that is tempered by the malts. A toned-down IPA that still has a strong hop flavor. A nice change of pace for hopheads.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Yellow/orange color with small white head. Hoppy aroma, with lots of grapefruit. Flavor is hoppy, with a bit of malt, but the balance definitely falls on the hops side. A good IPA

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Im surprised, but I didnt really find anything special about this beer. Kind of bland. Pours a yellow orange with some foamy white head. Smells of some citrus and flowers, but there is definitely a metallic presence as well. Tastes like citrusy hops, mixed with some sweet malts and nuts. Weaker than expected aroma and flavor, that is why I am giving it a mediocre rating. Medium-thin body with lots of bubbles.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Both draft and in bottles during latest west coast tour. Pine sap aroma almost knocks you over: might as well be walking through the lumber section at Home Depot. Absolute knockout, I’d say better than Bell’s Two Hearted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Tap @ Naja’s. Poured a nice orange color with large frothy head. Had this one right after an A.V. Hop Ottin IPA. I liked this one better. Bolder aroma and flavor, yet it went down easier and was much tastier. Maybe my taste buds got warmed up by the previous beer. Anyways, a good beer.


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