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RATINGS: 2383   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 21, 2002
UPDATED: APR 9, 2006 8/21/02: Real nice IPA. Not the hoppiest, but it has some zip. Nice sweet malt in the background. It would be a quaffer, but for the 7% ABV. 4/9/05: Initial aroma is pine forest. Orange amber color with a moderate offwhite head. Flavor starts fruity (apricot, orange) turning light grapefruit bitter and finishing kinda dry and orange rind bitter. Medium body, smooth witth moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2002
Very hoppy nose. Loads of PNW hops. Beautiful head and lace. The palate does seem a little light considering this beer is 7% ABV. Very smooth and hoppy. The finish is long and hoppy. Very dry. If the beer had more malt and hops it would be up there with Victory, Stone, and Tuppers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Hoppy and quenching. A well-balanced, quality APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2002
Hello hops! Almost got knocked out just smelling this fine brew. Best one I had at the 2002 Oregon Brewers Festival. I feel this brewer is diverse in taste, as everything I’ve had from them is different and great. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2002
Could be the most pine-resinous IPA I’ve yet had. Yes, as claimed in the commercial description, it is sweet, a bit in the aroma, and more in flavor. Yet don’t call this one as balanced as some of its kindred bretheren...oh, no, Hopheads shall rejoice. This brewery is really outstanding. I think I have to get the apparel from the website...so far I only wear Lagunitas, Sudwerk, Cisco...and now, Bear?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tbissell99 (6) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2002 does not count

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
psychpunk99 (13) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Great beer. Nice head and color. Left me too full to sample anything else!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2556) - GERMANY - JUN 25, 2002
Hops galore in the nose and taste. Supported by a full, sweet maltiness. A clean profile that goes from 0-100 very quickly. Not complex, but fantastically aggressive. Great west coast IPA, particularly in you are a hop-head like me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2002
Hazy amber. Sticky, super dense vanilla head. Moderate carbonation. Toasted butterscotch aroma mixed with pine, citric hop notes. Not overly hoppy in the nose. Creamy and rich and smooth with a thick malt base and building pine, citric hop mix. Immensely balanced. Not as hoppy as expected, but more than adequate. Large yeast pour integrates well and leaves no chunks. Turns sweeter as it warms. Gains a bit in the creamy malt department. Pine flavor increases as well. Finishes thick and filling, yet still balanced. This is good, but so filling and heavy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2003 Draught @ Papago The beer as it’s poured straight from the tap a cloudless golden amber with the head a majestic crown of white, creamy in texture with a fine sealing coat of lace upon the glass. The floral aroma of the hops greets your senses first, followed by the sweet fresh malt sweetness; start carries on the malt sweetness to the middling top. Finish is perky in it’s acidity, the hops potent and pleasing in their spicy bite, desert dry aftertaste, and one “damn” fine IPA in my books, and one I always keep on hand in the bottle and a great example of a California IPA.

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