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RATINGS: 2462   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Pine aroma, with hints of syrup - full mouthfeel, lots of grapefruit - bitterness at the end balances the initial sweetness well.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Very nice IPA - is this really a strong beer? Aroma was wonderful, and the flavor was inviting and lasting. Nice job.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Hazy light orange, beautiful lasting head. Aroma a burst of resinous grapefruit and pineapple. Flavors followed the nose, with good balanced malts in there as well. As it warmed, fruits became less pronounced and bitterness stepped up, along with some nice caramel notes. A very good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pabobcat (15) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Wondeful beer! Nice nose, more clear than cloudy. Nice citrus taste upfront and a little a bittery finish! Very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2006 This brew pours with an orange amber body topped by a medium thick off white head with a good amount of lacing left behind. The hoppy aroma is sweet and has a nice citrusy (lemon and grapefruit) note. A touch of pine is also noticed in the nose. The hoppy flavor is slighlty sweet with a nice citrus note, a piney bitterness and a piney, hoppy finish. It’s medium bodied and relatively smooth wiht a slight dryness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auto (163) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2003
woody, outdoorsy aroma, light brown&dark orange colour. clean tasting, not as agressive as other ipa's i've tasted.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2005 Lofty, dimpled head with nice lace. Medium orange hue. Mild carbonation. Seemed to be watery up front, but became smooth and thicker toward the finish. Overall, lightish texture on the tongue. Very spicy hop aromas (pine, spruce tips, citrus, solvent). Doughy, cookie-like malts with a mild sweetness. Hint of yeastiness in the flav profile. Hops were also hot, spicy, citric and bitter. Bold and assertive beer. Overall, nice & flavorful.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Had at the brewpub in Healdsburg. What a great IPA! Perfect coppery color with an excellent medium perfectly white head. Great lacing. Aroma is very, very hoppy. Smells like grapefruit with light pine notes. Taste is similiar to their Hop Rod Rye but with more piney hoppiness. Also, nice bitterness on the tounge after the swallow. Fairly big bodied, with a clean dry finish. I enjoy this beer at least 2x per month. One of my favorite everyday beers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2003
Bottle: standard IPA appearance - copper to bronze with white head. Nice floaties! Spicy hop nose and aroma. Kind of an odd blend of hops for a California IPA, more spicy than citrus. Big at 7%. Not really one of my favorites.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Copper color with a very lively head. Hops all over the nose with touches of honey laced oranges. Nice balance between the malt and extra hops. Finish is nice and bitter, just what I wanted!


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