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RATINGS: 2369   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1217) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2005
22oz bottle. Served at 48.5° in a Duvel tulip. The beer is orange with a 3/4" white head. This is bottle conditioned and you get some sediment in the 2nd pour. The aroma is hops heavenly. Wildflower honey, citrus (orange, grapefruit, lemon), perfume aromas with a touch of pine. The taste is sweet malt, citrus, pepper, pine with a good, stiff bitterness. The finish is dry, with piney flavors. Nice mouthfeel. A very well done IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrockLanders (771) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Bomber. Pours a pale translucent gold color, large off-white head. Aroma of light malts and a big bunch o’ hops. Taste follows suit...nothing fancy here which is nice....it’s not afraid to be decent IPA. As it warms you sense the acceptable balance of hops and malts. Finish is clean and bitter. Nice IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
From a 22oz bomber. Pours a hazy orange copper with a thick orangey-white head. Persistent lace. Smell is big citrus and floral hops. More sweet smelling than bitter. Taste is fruity and citrusy. Nice malt backbone to lets the lupulins shine. Hoppy bitterness but lots of more complex flavors in there too. Dandelion and daisy flavors if you can believe it. Grapefuity citrus and a slow assertive lingering hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied and rounded hop profile. Very drinkable IPA and refreshingly complex. A good bet for sure.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Orange with a white head. Sweet citrus aroma complimented by hops. The citrus notes: orange and lemon dominate the hops. The flavor is a different story. The hops become the dominating flavor with the citrus adding support. The hops are especially present in the finish which is quite lovely. The sweet citrus notes in the aroma fade to bitter orange and lemon in the flavor. Very smooth body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2005
Very long lasting head on an amber brew. Sweet hop aroma. Soft body. Mild but delicious IPA. Definately a sweeter more moderate IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Bottle. Rich, hoppy/resiny aroma. Clear orange/amber color with thick, long lasting white head. Lots of fine bubbles coming un from bottom of glass even after several minutes. Very hoppy, resiny flavor with a nice malt backbone balanced by plenty of hop bitterness. Medium/light carbonation. Medium body with somewhat sticky finish. Nicely lingering aftertaste of hop flavor and bitterness. Excellent beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAY 6, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 Pours goldish orange color with medium frothy head. Awesome aroma of citrus and floral(not wimpy at all) and maybe peach? This beer is nicely balanced, it has a nice sweetness to it which is not overbearing while haveing a nice crisp bitter finish. And the hops are all still their for us hop-heads. Very smooth. Aftertaste is also excellent. Bear Republic did a great job with this one!!!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Very large head which reduces slowly to a thick spider web of lacing on the glass. Chunky/rocky head remains. Good carbonation. Strong lemony citrus aroma with plenty of hops. Little malt in there also. Color is a medium orange. Very soft in the mouth and very yummy. Surprisingly little hops presence up front in the flavor. Little bit of sweet malts and some warm soft pretzels. Delicious. Finish is hoppy, bitter and has some more lemon. Pretty dry and puckering. An excellent IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Draft @ Papago. Poured a dark yellow, with a billowy head, with good lace. Nice aroma of fresh green hops, some pine and trace of alcohol. Yummy!!, I love a good IPA and this one is great. Loads of fresh hop bitterness, honey like sweetness, and a strong malt backbone, what more could you ask for. Highly drinkable. "Great IPA!!"

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - APR 29, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2005 draft, opague orange beer w/ a beige head. big citrus aroma mixed w/ hops. full bodied, very hoppy but balanced w/ malt.


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