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RATINGS: 2449   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1340) - Greater London, - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle from Otto W2. Poured golden with high carbonation and not much head. Obviously very hoppy American IPA, mostly citrus with some grapefruit and a litte bit of pine. Tasty beer, but two detractions. First, the finish was a bit brief - there’s the hint of a nice juicy crunch and then it just kind of ends. Second, for a beer of 7% the body is a bit thin. I mean if this beer was 4-5% I’d be all excited saying it tastes great and is super drinkable; at 7% I can find something more complex. Would love to try on tap.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (181) - California, USA - APR 20, 2015
12 FL OZ ($12.31 6 pack) Pretty good IPA, passed on this one many times as I didn’t find the box very appealing. having had everything else I was left with trying this. glad I did as this was a fairly good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (297) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
Golden orange, fairly clear. Reasonable amount of light tan head. Light citrus, pine. Good amount of biscuity malt. Decent amount of bitterness, though far from overpowering. Malt sweetness lingers. Medium body, cleaner, though alcohol is fairly upfront. Pretty darn good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EcnarM (112) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 15, 2015
Big expectations but they were not fully achieved. Didn't seem as well balanced as a 7-8% IPA should be, too boozy on the nose and palate. Overpowered the hops too much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (787) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 13, 2015
Widely available, really good, easy drinking IPA. It’s not overdone in any way. Nice beer!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ffbot (15) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
This is a great IPA. When you pour it, nice heavy head that leaves proper lacing on a glass and lasts for quite a while. Dark, amber coloring with light carbonation and wonderful aroma. Taste is hoppy, deep, nice aftertaste. Caramel, bread, chocolate. Definitely a must-drink beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
growler6 (33) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2015
The faint floral scent compliments the more potent orange and rosemary aromas. Just enough toffee and stone fruit to make this a very drinkable IPA. This is still one of my favorites and never disappoints. $6.00; this is the best value bomber for an IPA I know of. Same goes for the Bear Republic stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1356) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2015
Draft at Eureka. Not much to say about this that hasn’t been said already. A classic that today leaves me cold. Solid, nice pine/citrus combo, but so many others out there like this now it just seems like all the rest -- well-constructed, but nothing that makes me want to get a 6-pack.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
smboselli (120) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
So flavorful, and a great palate for such a high abv. It's doesn't have the huge hop explosion if that is what you like, but everything else would still make up for it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
X (66) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Very fruity with lots of mango, light pine and grapefruit bitterness, not much nose to speak of. Really hits the spot after a hard days work.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3204) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: dark gold, lightly hazy, no effervescence, ring of creamy tan head, average lacing; nose: hops, light pine, tropical fruits, light orange; mouth: hops, light pine, tropical fruits, light orange, light astringency, light alcohol, semi-dry finale in hops with presence of tropical fruits, full body, average carbonation, quite bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : doré foncé, légèrement voilée, pas d’effervescence, anneau de mousse fauve crémeuse, dentelle moyenne; nez : houblon, léger pin, fruits tropicaux, léger orange; bouche : houblon, léger pin, fruits tropicaux, léger orange, légère astringence, léger alcool, finale semi-sèche en houblon avec présence de fruits tropicaux, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, pas mal amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien


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