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RATINGS: 2550   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


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Clear amber, lasting white creamy head. Nice aromas of grapefruit, fresh pine sap, florals, bread, and a hint of caramel. Great balance between the fresh citric hops and malty sweetness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, sticky, piney , semi-dry finish. The left coast IPA continues it’s domination....

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2004
Tap @ Horse Brass Pub in Portland
Shimmering bronze color with almost no head and a doiley like lacing. Aroma is full of cascade dry hopping with some candy sweetness and more floral citrusy hops. The flavor is surprisingly balanced compared to the aroma, a good malty bread base with hop spicying and a sweet alcohol bite in the finish. Mouthfeel is a little sharp but still mellow and extremely drinkable. Very tasty IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2004 Pours cloudy light copper color, aroma of pine and citrus, hops and hops and more hops, nice white head with large bubbles that leaves good lacing in my glass, some malty sweetness to balance the loads of hops, medium body with a thick and sticky mouthfeel, very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ross (2134) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2004
dark orange amber color with a white head that stays glued to the sides of the glass until the end. originally i didnt plan on getting this from hitime, but they called me to let me know they were out of de dolle- so the guy recommended this one. damn what a great guy. this is a very nice ipa. strong bitter and bold, it goes down very smooth and leaves you wanting more. my 22 oz bottle got sucked down in about 30 minutes, similar to the way i drank stone ipa. this is a damn good ipa, and is perhaps a bit underrated? damn fine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2004
Deep golden-amber body, clear with little sediments surfing accross the bottom of the glass. Aroma is mostly constituted of grapefruity C-hops. There are also floral hop notes, but really, grapefruit is totally dominant. On the tongue, you’re hit by more of this high acid alpha hop fest, a bit of flowers and a decent malty body which comes out as peachy and cookie-ish. Good balanced american type IPA, but the style doesn’t do much for me. While the mouthfeel is very well rounded and display high carbonation a bit like a belgian, the flavors still feel rather simple, akin to grapefruit juice with a very warming finish where the 7% gets felt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUL 2, 2004
Pours amber with a big tan head. Pine/citrus aroma. Flavor is extreme hops and citrus which stays in the mouth. More body than most IPAs. A good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2004
Big big IPA. The beer takes on a flowery character unlike most IPAs and the lemon verbana that seems to be a Bear Rep. charactersistic is out in full force. A great mouthfeel on this one, really full bodied, and reaches every part of your tongue. I tried a contrasting ESB mid-beer and found that this distinctly hits the front of the tongue while the ESB only reached the back and sides. Great balance of flowers, citrus, and sweetness. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eirikur (380) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - JUN 30, 2004
A very well balanced and malty IPA. Tad sweet and a bit creamy. Overall its nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2004
Cookie, bread malt (M); pine, spruce, grapefruit hops (H). Very clean nose. Hazy copper body with small particles. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter, moderately acidic flavor becomes a lightly sweet, heavily bitter, lightly acidic finish. Medium heavy body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: another well built Bear Republic beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2004
This one pours very light in color for an IPA, with a nice two finger sticky fluffy head. The aroma is very full and hoppy with lots of citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit. Zesty with a little bit of fresh bakery cookie dough as well, sweet and sugary. The flavor is slightly reminiscent of Stone IPA, perfectly balanced. Bitter and sweet all at the same time, followed by a great malt backbone. The finish leaves some beautiful lacing. This is just a great IPA!


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