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RATINGS: 2441   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (590) - 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


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
X (47) - 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 (3181) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
My quest for awesome American IPAs that I cannot acquire in Toronto takes a stop at this beauty. What a fantastic brew. I’m pretty sure this is older than it should be --due to ABC Liqour Store not giving a rat’s ass for shelf life -- & its still a fantastic example of the style. Pours deep mango gold & offers a mushy one finger cap. As for style, this one leans more toward citrus & pine hops & less on the bitterness. It results in a sharp, tasty hop experience. Very balanced. My comrade in hop juice back in Canada -- Mr Hippyhop (not sure if his ratebeer tag is a hip-hop reference or a trippy hippy nod ) -- would dig this. Wish I could get this back home. Damn.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (325) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
Flight on tap at The Royal Pig Fort Lauderdale. Aroma: tropical fruits, citrus, orange. App: clear pale, minimal head. Taste and palate: thin to medium body, light bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Overall: really easy to drink, would like something more bitter though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandon1989 (396) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
This beer pours a hazy golden yellow color with a medium white head that had great retention and left a good amount of lacing around the glass. The aroma is very citrusy, orange, grapefruit, very tropical,and some pine. The taste is more of the same. The hops are there slightly to help round it out with some bitterness. I would not have guessed 75 ibu’s. The alcohol is also hidden quite well. The mouthfeel is on the medium side and the drinkability is quite high as well.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rblib2 (5) - - MAR 9, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 After drinking beer for so many years, I was introduced to IPA?s about 16 months ago. Better late than never. My first offering was BR Racer 5. It was illumination. Since then I have scoured the country seaching and acquiring exotic and esoteric Craft IPA?s in quest of the perfect offering. It just so happens that yesterday, I was browsing in one of the stores I frequent and there it was, the foundation of my journey. I decided to get grounded and centered again. I had established a baseline from this beer. Purchased a 6pk and began the love affair all over again. Aromatic hops, pine and grapefruit bursting with flavor and ending with sweet bitterness. It seems what I’ve been searching for has been right here all along. Welcome back my friend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosslew (289) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2015
Another great example of the style. A little light on nose yet got resin. Has fruity goodness and bitterness, late, on taste. Looks good. Ticks right boxes. 7.5%, 12oz, 2.2std drks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2344) - 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 (85) - 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 (218) - 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!


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