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RATINGS: 2388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Pours a light amber resembling the Sierra Nevada. The head is very creamy and has good lacing. The carbonation sparkles through the glass almost like a Pilsner. The aroma is very hoppy with wine, pine, graitfruit and citrus and orange. The taste has a really nice maltiness which balances very well with the bitterness. The aftertaste is sweet and bitter at the same time kind of like candy. This beer is one of the best IPAs I have had the pleasure of tasting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange with thin bubbly off-white head that leaves some nice lace and plenty of tiny floaties along with some big thick chunky ones. Aroma is of grapefruit and floral hops. Taste is very citrusy. Nice sweet malty backbone with a powerfully grapefruity slightly bitter hoppy finish. Higher ABV is well-hidden. Just as the commercial description says, this beer has a VERY hoppy taste but still manages a sweetness to it. Not much of the typical bitterness associated with a huge IPA. Very solid and extremely poundable IPA. Seems like a good sunny day beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalhead (628) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2005
I poured this bitch down the side of my angled glass and it still overflowed too quick. Huge frothy head that left tons of thick lacing to the side. Moderate hops and plenty tasty. Mild pine and floral aroma. Probably great summer beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Poured a clear golden with a good off-white head. Aroma is clean and hoppy, with some presence of a malt backbone and a touch of grass. The taste is rather mellow. There is a hop kick, but it is not as profound as I would like. The malt backbone feels rather weak as well. Still good, but only average flavor for an IPA. Good mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1285) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2005
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden-orange with lots of tiny yeast floaties. It has a decent frothy and creamy white head that leaves some nice lacing.

The aroma is piney, fruity, floral hops. A little doughy malt comes out as it warms.

The flavor is sweet fruity caramel malts followed by big bitter hoppiness and a strong lingering bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly creamy.

Overall a very fine IPA that is nicely balanced.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - FEB 18, 2005
More amber than average color for the style. Smells strongly of pine and hops. Not too oily and has a malty, sugary backbone to balance out the hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Amberish body with nice head and malty hop aroma. Balanced bitterness with a easy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevin (2071) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 13, 2005
first off lumpy is wrong. orange tinted tan with a fat sticky cream head. candy hop aroma that has citrus notes reminiscent of orange chewing gum. malt flavor mixes great with the strong hop presence. great citrus caramel flavor. finish is superb, sweet lingers and a piney sugar daddy flavor remains. a surprisingly clean and fresh mouthfeel for something with so much sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Bottle. Tawny brown/orange body with a thick lasting foamy head. Nose is strong of grapefruit and cereal. Quick bitter bite up front. Decent use of hops-the aroma and bitter hops compliment each other nicely. Overall, I get the impression the brewers were more interested in maxing out the IBU’s than they were in perfecting the overall taste. It isn’t bad by any means, but it leaves a little to be desired.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Courtesy of wohlfs. Think this would score better if wasn’t preceded by the Pelican IPA. Orange in color with lots of sediment and a big white head. Nice lacing. Floral and citrus hop aroma. Flavor lacks in malt a little but overall very good.


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