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RATINGS: 2422   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 I stand by this IPA! It never lets me down! huge rocky white head, deep orange, copper, super hoppy nose, fruity trix centennial nose, mildly sweet smooth palate, intense fruity hops, good malt balance, some of these fruity flavors don’t seem to be hop derived... seem estery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Pours a orange color with a small of white head. aroma has grapefruit, hops and some grassy notes. Flavor is hoppi yet sweet. A very nice drinking beer, however I would like it to be more hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Pours light amber with lots of yeasty floaties, nice big white head, mostly lasting. Excelent lacing. Aroma is citrus with some sweetness underneath, fairly light. Flavor is grapefruit, orange, and caramel. Well balanced and quite sessionable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3503) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 3, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2007 IPA is my favorite style along with Double IPA This tends to affect my scores. The came from a 22 oz bottle. Love that label. Deep golden color tending toward amber with a rich and foamy off white head. Aroma of hops with citrus in the background. Nice feel in the mouth and a very fresh taste that makes this a pleasure to drink. Finish is hoppy, with just the correct bitterness. The alcohol is present but is again well balanced with the malts and hop;s. An excellent IPA, and for me is about as good as a beer can get. We have a lot of great IPA’s around here. I guess it is time for a blind tasting IPA party to sort out the very best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
Tap at the Horse Brass Pub. Pale golden colour, slight hazy, thick white head. Aroma of sweet citrus hops, tropical fruit, a bit of bubble gum. A slight resinousness as well, but not distractingly so. Aroma is very clean and fresh. Pale malt in the back lets all the hop flavour and aroma really come through. A bit of spicy flavour, some juicy orange and grapefruit. Great body and mouthfeel. Perfect balance, with spicy and fruity hops persisting all the way through the finish. Fantastic IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5171) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2005
12 oz bottle, via trade w/ davecooks. Pours a slightly cloudy light orange, nice finger sized head with good retention. Aroma is wonderful, this has the freshest smelling hop aroma that I’ve had in a while, very unusual in its character. Also some sweet malt and piney scent sneaking thru. Flavor is malty up front, but from mid swollow on, it’s all hops. In your face bitterness leaves a good hoppy finish. Medium bodied, mouthfeel is a little lively for me, all through to the bottom of the glass there was a generous cascade of tiny bubbles. Overall a very good IPA, very hoppy but without the harshness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle. Pours a clear light gold color with a big creamy white head. Floral, sweet, hoppy nose. Lychee fruits, hops, citrus, and sugar. Bitter finish that is almost slightly metalic. Nice mouthfeel. Leaves some pretty good lacing on the sides of the glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2005
GABF 05. Pours gold with a sweet hops aroma. Flavor is sweet all the way through, with hops and citrus in the finish. Palate coats. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jigglyjock (163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2006 Body is hazy with a lightly dark orange / brown color. Head is mostly diminishing and egg white, white. Sweet malt, citrus grapefruit nose.....yadda yadda like most IIPA’s. Not as well balance as the best double IPA’s. Hops overpowers everything. But that’s kinda what I like anyway. Palate could be a little more thick.

Re-rate: 08/07/06 Been laying off the IIPA’s for a while so this is really tasty reintroduction into the style. Strong aroma of earthy, grapefruit citrus hops with a sweet caramel backbone. Excellent hazy light orange, slightly epervessent appearance. Pours with a huge, shaving cream thick head which is slightly off white orange. Flavor of grapefruit, orange, citrus, and earthy hops, along with a citrus caramel sweetness backbone; just like the aroma. Again....palate could be thicker, but this could be what the brewer was going for....it makes the beer more drinkable. Overall...I think this beer has made me into a hophead again!! YES......

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gilamonster24 (8) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - OCT 13, 2005 does not count
for those of you who love cascade hops this beer is the best i’ve come to know.

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