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RATINGS: 2448   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6300) - 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 (3341) - 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 (2569) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2005
the tasty and enjoyable little brother to Racer X. Doesn’t pack quite the hoppy punch that the X does, but still has a full taste, great orangey coloring and tasty hops!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Draft at O’brien’s. Golden/yellow color. Head was decent as was the lacing. Aromas were less citrusy than I had expected from a hoppy beer. But fruity none-the-less. Flavors were definitley IPA and the hops came shining through nice and strong. Very tasty brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gorbalev (2988) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2005
Big bottle. Orange colour, big frothy long lasting white head. Strong earthy hop aroma - not dissimilar to red rocket. Medium mouthfeel. No hint of the alcohol on the taste. Strong hops in taste, but not overpowering - incredibly well balanced with a complex malt backbone. A real roof of your mouth lingering citrus aftertaste (which I really enjoyed). Fresh, refreshing, fantastic, a wonderful beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 2, 2005
the racer poured an orange body with a thick 3 inch white head.nice bouquet of flowers,citurs,and pine in the aroma.much of the same in the flavor.the mouthfeel gave off a light cripsy sanp on the tounge with every sip.this is yet another classic west coast ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
One of the best IPAs I have had. Available at Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Poured a hazy golden amber with an off white head. Aroma of piney hops and caramel malt. Flavors of malt with pine running through out. Light bitter finish. Light to medium body. Nice balance and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2005
22oz bomber obtained in a trade with Bluedevil0206 - Thanks James! - Pours golden with a big offwhite rocky head that laces all the way down the glass some particles float a little and drop this down to a 4 appearance but it is gorgeous other than that. Aroma is sweet citrus orange, tangerine, grapefruit. Flavor is a fine blend of citrus hops and caramel sweet malts entwined making this quite a balanced medium bodied brew. I really liked this. It had just enough hops and balanced beautifully with the malts. For an IPA this was quite powerful enough. A very nice beer


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