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RATINGS: 2393   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (544) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Awesome IPA. Very well balanced. Citrus notes with a bitter finish. Easy and refreshing to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokephibroke (291) - Mead, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Beautiful cloudy orange pour with a slightly off white pillowy head. Hops from cracking the bottle in the nose until minutes after you swallow. Malts add add some balance and sweetness. Well executed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1205) - - SEP 8, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-28-13- Poured from bottle into a snifter glass Appearance – The beer pours a medium golden amber color with a mall white head. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is good with a nice mix of caramel malt and some lighter sweet fruit aromas. Mixed with these are some smells of a resinous pine and citrus hop giving it a west coast IPA nose. Taste – The taste begins with flavors of some tropical fruits mixed with a caramel malt and bready backbone. As the flavors advance, the tongue is initially meet with some flavors of a grapefruit hop nature. These hit fairly strong and abruptly giving a hopped citrusy taste to the brew even with the sweeter fruit and malty flavors. With the advent of a sudden resinous pine hop taste and a bit of earthy hop also coming to the tongue later in the taste, when all is said and done a bitter hopped up flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is smooth and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. The medium body baths the tongue in all the hop and malt flavors really allowing them to be sensed by the taste buds. The carbonation level being slightly high adds a good exciting tingling feel to counterbalance some of the bitter that the hop leaves, making for a rather enjoyable feel overall. Overall – This was a nice smooth but yet still well hoped brew. A good go to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
winto (30) - Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
nose: super dank. fruit on the border of spoilage, nail polish, sharp hops. palate: it’s aliiive! damn, that is an intense brew. i’m getting very complex, sharp, intense grapefruity hops initially, followed by pineaple juice with white pepper. texture is almost belgian, yeast definitely asserts itself. very spicy on the back end like weed but no bitterness which is almost unheard of.. i dont really like it, but i imagine certain peeps will go nuts for this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (108) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2014
I don’t remember the nitty gritty aromas etc. What I do remember is that this was a very nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtdewa1 (307) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Darker gold pour. Small white head. Aroma is citrusy, floral, grapefruit and spice. Taste is grapefruit, bitter orange and hops. Some floral and malt backbone. Very good smooth and well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (69) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 28, 2014
strong hoppy aroma & luvly frothy head, the taste is bitter, malty & rather hoppy, all works together well

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (69) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Pours a delightful gold color and has great lacing. Tastes slightly bitter and hop heavy with a nice after taste. A solidly crisp IPA that is more a session IPA than a memorable one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4064) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle from Phil shared with McTapps. Classic and classy one with decent hops and some floral moments. Accompanied by some herbs and spices. Mild and balanced ending. Fine one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (4064) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle from trade with Phil - many thanks! Pours out in a golden-amber colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of fresh hops and spruce. Taste of fresh hops, coriander, thyme, pine, spruce, citrus fruits and mild spices. Nice balanced bitterness with a quaffable finish. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2176) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Opaque orange off white lacing foam. Good bitter aroma and likewise taste, nothing else there, some floral notes. Nice aftertaste. (Houston 201408)

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