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RATINGS: 2375   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


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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Bottle: Translucent coppery golden, large white rocky head that lasts quite long, wonderful lacing, soft carbonation.   Fresh hop nose, slight pine.   Hoppy start, piney, with a finish of citrus peel.   Ultra smooth, and ultra clean.   While if finishes very smooth, the bitterness emerges after the finish and lingers for a while.   Big body, moderate yet smooth mouthfeel.   Slight tobacco after the finish, very subtle.   Its also quite sweet at the end, making for a very well balanced IPA.   Good Sh*t!!!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Thanks Chuck! Pours to a gorgeous white head with PERFECT lacing. The body is golden copper. The aroma is a good citrus (Cascade) hop with a nice toasted caramel malt. The palate is nice and velvety and creamy. Very nice. The flavor is nice and hoppy but not too bitter. I also get a lovely rich caramel malt. mmmmmmm...

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2005
pours an orangish color w/ lots of champagne bubbles and a nice frothy white head w/ good sticky lacing. Smells great a huge delicious citrus hop w/ a nice carmel malt aroma its soo nummy. Palate is well coated a bit bitter if a palate can be bitter and has an ok body. Flavor is a great hop punch a nice bitter squeeze that almost puckers me at first w/ a nice light carmel backbone. Just nice citrus grapefruit bitter and carmel... good ipa


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