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RATINGS: 2538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2006
Large head, cloudy yellow colour. Citrus hop nose, mediuem body with only a hint of maltiness. Not overly bitter, not overly big either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2006
Blistering citrus rind nose. Copper colored. Medium nectar. Big froth that takes it’s time to dissipate. Ample residual effers. This is IPA madness with hints on the grapefruit side. Huge lime rind, sickening. I spotted some corriander-esque flavors on the finish. This is one huge hop. They say only 69 IBUs, my ass, seems like 1000. Felt like I was swallowing tiny glass shards.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 3, 2006
Hazy orange with tons of floaties thanks to gputty’s crappy pour. Big, rocky white head. Citrusy sour orange nose, with some underlying pine notes. Lovely lace rings. Smooth, slightly syrupy body. Medium bitter finish, with a touch of sticky grapefruit. I like it, but I feel it is slightly overrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2006
From bomber thanks to Immy. Pours a light orange with lots of suspended yeast (my fault) and a cloudy white head. Good lacing. Big citrus, some sourness and floral make a very appealing nose. Flavor is smooth for an IPA with nice citrus, lemony notes as well as following the nose. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - APR 1, 2006
Wonderful golden color. Superb grassy nose. This is a Great beer. I supose it might have the West Coast Hop Head syndrome, but this is a Great IPA! Full mouthfeel, hoppy, but not overly bitter. Bear Republic sure has the foamy head down, thick and lacey all the way down. In my top five list of IPA’s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2006
22 oz. bottle - Pours a hazy copper color with an off white head that lasts. Nice floral and citrus hop aroma. Big hop flavor with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Hardly any residual malt sweetness. Light to medium body. This beer is missing its bite. It may be past its expiration date. Still, it’s a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2006
Bottle Pours a clear golden with a fizzy white head, that produces good lacing and lasts fairly well. Has a good hoppy aroma of spruce. Has an oily texture with good carbination. Has a real good duration with a nice strong bitter finish.This is what I love in an IPA. Bold and powerfull. Very well done. Has a very smooth ability to hit you with a solid bitterness. I highly recommend this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianprentiss (690) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2007 Deserves its high rating, simply a great IPA. Balanced but powerful hop presence, great looking and smelling beer. Enjoyed in a large bomber, interested in trying other BR offerings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 This stuff is awesome! I’m a hop loving IPA head, and this is up there. It’s full, complex, and mouth kciking! Hop, oh yeah. It’s thick with hops, but not tart, it’s crisp and rich. I have only had this in bottle, I would love to try it on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a large foamy off white head that sustained and laced. Aroma of sweet grapefruit, floral and pine. Just a really nice hoppy and citrus aroma with some sweetness coming in from the malts. Flavor was even more hops. Kind of tastes like you’re chewing on a couple hops. Citrus some malt to balance as well as some bitterness. Really enjoyed this IPA overall. Glad I found it at Total Wine in Claymont DE...should have picked up the Big Bear Black too. Maybe next time.

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