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RATINGS: 2539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2005
On tap, Map Room Chicago. Crisp hop aroma up front is deceptive. Very dry, but understated at first, but then the hops blow up at the end as mind-numbing bitterness. Nice orange-brown coloring and mouthfeel. Put me down for more.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAR 30, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2005 On draft @ The Bistro. POurs orange with a whispy white head. Hoppy aroma (duh) with definite pine, grass and citrus notes. Flavor is way more hoppy than it is malty. A great every day IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Great IPA. Tons of hops with a basket of fruits thrown in. But not too much to discard the balance. Will be coming back for more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2005
deep apricot color with minimal head. color was very reminiscdnt of apple cider. first had when chilled and the taste was watery with a very mild hop aftertaste. however, after the beer warmed up, the hops became more powerful which is a delight. this caused me to enjoy the beer much more

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3852) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Pour is a orange with a nice big white head. Aroma is deffinatly hops. Flavor is subdued hops followed up with a nice offering of malts. It is a bit sweeter than most IPA’s like it says on the bottle. Decent attempt and the price is right, only $3 a bomber.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
Lucky enough to get this one right off the drag racing circuit. Deliciously golden with adoring hops, a soft biscuit mouth and a nice citrus, pine, and west coast redwood finish. Worth it’s weight in gold...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewnoser (28) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2005
Had at the brewery pub. The beer was a bit of a disappointment, after reading all its press. Stuck fermentation perhaps? A bit too sweet, with hoips trying, and not succeeding to handle the cloying malt sweetness. Was not bad, but only average West Coast style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2006 Sweet initial malt flavor. Average floral dry hopping. Big pale malt mouthfeel with some munich hints. Soft bitterness definitely malt forward. Finish is sweet and piney. To sweet for me I prefer a very dry IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12383) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2005
Golden ale with light white head. Restrained floral hops. Sweet malt with a touch of honey and berries. Restrained hops and citrus in this very decent offering. Tap. CNY Brewfest Feb. 5 2005.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2005
Hazy copper colour, rocky white head, lotsa floaties in there. Hops and citrus aroma. Rich hop bitterness backed by some malt. I’m just getting into ipa’s, but this is a good one.


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