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RATINGS: 2434   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


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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kroney (160) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours a nice orange with very little head. Good carbonation. Big citrus aroma, with a nice bready malt balance. Flavors are very balanced and the palate is nice and smooth. There’s a bit of a minty aftertaste that I’m not fond of, or else this beer would rate much higher in the taste and overall categories. Good beer, and different, but not something I’d drink regularly.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2310) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2015
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. For rating number 2,300 I picked one that has received many high ratings before this one. The pour is a cloudy pale yellow with a short-lived white head and a touch of lacing. What strikes me as interesting about the aroma is this sort of melted caramel mingling with the earthy, grassy hops. The body is a bit better than medium. The taste is nicely balanced with a toasted caramel beginning and a mellower but notable grassy hop finish. I can see why this gets such high ratings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (70) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
A good classic IPA. Classic bitter hops. A nice amber color with a fairly good-sized white head, Lots of bitter on the palette with a nice long finish. A good enjoyable IPA,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (192) - Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Pours a nice cloudy orange with chunky foam. Taste is creamy like cream soda with spices, very enjoyable. Trixie and chim chim would be proud. The bomber was $5 ironically. Go speed racer go!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle 355 ml from deli in Brooklyn. Dark orange with lacing white head. Fruit, hops, caramel in aroma. Caramel malts, fruit and nice hoppy bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joakgust (1012) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden orange beer with a large beige head. Aroma is fruity with notes of citrus, grapefruit, tangelo, tropical fruit and caramel. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, grapefruit, caramel, pine needles and hop resin. Wow, very well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pcshotsauce33 (55) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Very well balanced floral, pine, and citrus IPA. Smooth drinking with light head/sediment. Quenched my IPA thirst and delivered a subtle hop bitterness. IMO great and will return to my beer cooler again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4175) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle . Pours unclear, warm orange/blonde . OK white foam . Smell is malty , with a bitter sidenote . Taste is Bitter , orange / floral / grassy hops . Big malty back . I love the hopselection on this one !

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (813) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2015
From a bottle. Pours hazy orange with minimal head, velvet smooth with subtle fruity flavours. This stuff is dangerously drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1492) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle. Color clear golden yellow with medium white head. Aroma peach, grapefruit, malt. Taste sweetbitter, fruits, hoppy, peach.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1347) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2015
355mL bottle from Beer Cartel Pale golden body, holds a dense head. Big smack of hops on the nose; pine, wood sap, leafy herbs, grass, citrus, unripe melon & tropical fruits. A touch of toasty malt in the works too. Tremendously drinkable - smooth, juicy, chewy palate, moderate carbonation - feels like an APA with IPA grunt. Offers even more on the palate - toasty, biscuity malt, a touch of caramel even, then BAM lots of hops - spicy, woody, citrusy, orange sherbert, musk stick, candied melon, other odd metaphors... Good lingering, woody sort of bitterness, but not overbearing or aggressive. Really well made stuff. Not the most crazyily hoppy thing out there, but just a class act.


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