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RATINGS: 2530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (464) - - DEC 26, 2012
Very smooth and easy to drink IPA. Not as hoppy as I like but makes up for it with loads of other flavors. Citrus hops with decent amounts of orange and lemon, citrus peel, brown sugar and caramel.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vikingguy (1023) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2016
From memory on a recent trip to Northern California. Good balance of citrus and pine. Juicy taste. I had a couple and enjoyed it very much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Batavi (307) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2016
Tijdens proeverij, uitgeschonken in een proefglas. Goudgeel/ licht koperkleurig, helder met een medium hoge witte schuimkraag. Veel hoppige dennen aroma’s en verder gebalanceerd met tonen van fruit als sinaasappel, mango, papaya en zoete notities van honing en vanille. Het smaakpallet is hopbitter met fruitige en florale tonen van dennen, sinaasappels, mango en papaya. De afdronk is droog aangenaam bitter. Mooie Amerikaanse IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rentonj7 (146) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
Light copper, some suspended particulates and haze. Floral citrus, mango, apple, sweet caramel, vanilla aroma. Nicely balanced, light biscuit wafer, citrus, apple, honey in taste, some banana esthers. Refreshing mouthfeel, lightly bittered, juicy and mildy drying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mad_Ferret (923) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2016
Draught @ Bishops Folkis, 30cl 31/3-16.
App: Clear amber, creamy off white head, nice lacings.
Aroma: Resin, caramel, grapefr, vanilla, papaya.
Taste: Caramel and grapefruit with a resiny/piney bitterness, vanilj and lychee.
Palate: Medium bodied, soft carbonation, slight oily with a bitter dry finish.
Overall: More standard than anticipated. A bit raw bitterness. Maybe a tad old?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (607) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
12oz bottle at The Atrium Bar, Hyatt Regency San Francisco on 12-Mar-2016 Hazy orange amber colour with a small white head Aroma of pine, malt and marmalade. Medium body and soft carbonation. Tropical fruit flavours with pine and a lingering dry bitterness. Soft fruity hopped up IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olsvammel (5098) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle at Örebro Ölcafé. Some faded hops and citrus on the nose. Similar taste with orange peels. Probably too old. Not very fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jyrsa (402) - - MAR 21, 2016
Tap @ SFO Centurion lounge. Pours crystal clear yellow with medium pure white head. Citrus, dishwashing fluid, a bit dusty. Crisply bitter with grass and hay. A nice IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (473) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Julio’s Liquors. Aroma is tons of hops--citrus, fruit, pine, herbs, floral, with mild bubblegum and a discernible caramel malty backbone. Appearance is cloudy yellowish light brown with greenish tinge, small white head with poor retention, minimal sparkle but nice leggy lacing. Taste is dominant moderately sweet citrus over milder caramel, light bitter at tail end. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with sticky texture, lively carbonation and crisp, dry, citrusy finish. Overall, tons of aroma and flavor, meaty body and yet comes off refreshing and light. A pleasure!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (2048) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2016
Draught at Babajan. Semi lasting White head. Clowdy solid amber color. Very fresh hoppy taste. Well fermented to give a dry finnish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malin_aiisa (590) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
Draft. Amber, white head. Aroma of hops, Mazarin yeast Taste better bitter, oily texture.


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