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RATINGS: 2333   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (619) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle in the Canalhouse, Nottingham. A pale amber ale with a thin white head. Good pineapple and grapefruit flavours. There’s some smooth caramel too. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miamibrewer (5) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
Taste like a 1999 gold medal IPA. Chinhook, cascade; Absolutely delicious!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARH (152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
On tap poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. The nose is hit by notes of roasted nutty and malty characters with some berry (blueberry came to mind) and citrus rind. It pours a rich clear amber orange color with a very light white head that leaves very little lace. Very balanced taste between sweet and bitter. Definitely a more mellow bitter than most IPAs I’ve been imbibing recently - almost leans more towards an APA. Very soft carbonation keeps light and thin - maybe a bit oily. The tongue is hit primarily by roasted malts with some pine and citrus rind bittering. It finishes dry and clean. A mild roasted and piney quality sticks around in the aftertaste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Pours orange, finger white head Smell bitter pine hop Taste smooth grapefruit Light body, easy drinking Great

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seantaylorus (14) - - FEB 5, 2014
I prefer it out of the bottle. For some reason it seems to lose some pizzazz but perhaps I just need to clean my glasses better. It's still an amazing brew.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
pricey290483 (78) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
i loved this beer its a bit hard to find around here but when i find it i can’t get enough (well as its very strong i can get enough) i would tell everyone to have this beer one of my favourites

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (19) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle to a dark golden color with busy carbonation Date on the bottle is 12/17/13. Not sure if that is a bottled date or drink by date. Decent aroma (not used a very good glass to judge this). Very easy drinking IPA. Excellent mouthfeel at both front of the tongue and back of it. I enjoyed this beer very much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Aroma: tropical citrus hops, some light caramel malts. Appearance: light gold, small head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: tropical fruits, spices, amazing bouquet, sweet malts continue long, hints of bitterness. Overall: fantastic IPA, palate is literally exploding. Bottle at Byron Burger Gloucester Road, London.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (3785) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle courtesy of coldbrewky, many thanks Steve. Orange golden color with medium white head. Hoppy aroma with pines, grapefruit, peaches, grapefruit zest. Short malty base with caramel,followed by fruity hops together with grapefruit, tangerines, grapefruit zest, pines. Long hoppy bitter finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gerbewa (199) - - JAN 28, 2014
Had this out of a bottle at Disney world at akershus. It was a solid ipa. Moderate aroma with the same description for taste. Just nothing to make it memorable.


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