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RATINGS: 2389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (765) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Pours a golden color with white head. Hop, citrus and pine aromas. Strong hop and citrus flavors.Good malt balance. Medium body and citrusy bitter finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtdewa1 (303) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (51) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 28, 2014
strong hoppy aroma & luvly frothy head, the taste is bitter, malty & rather hoppy, all works together well

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (65) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (3949) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3948) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2142) - 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)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iRavali (37) - Delaware, USA - AUG 15, 2014
This is a classic IPA. Nice, full bodied with American hops and maltyness to finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (509) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2014
(On tap at Penn Commons) Hazy orange body, thin white head. Sweet fruity aroma with pine and citrus. Medium body, a bit chewy. Noticeable alcohol; bright, acidic; citrus zest, strong bitterness; mostly dry but sweet aftertaste.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dsmith4 (23) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Probably the best IPA I’ve ever had, you have to try this if you like IPAs. This beer is so very hoppy and bitter - definitely one for those hop heads out there!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ATulloch (74) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle from bottle shop in Kirkwall. Pours a light golden yellow with lots of yeast flakes floating around. Nice white fluffy head which a hangs about. An aroma explosion of grapefruit and tropical fruits. Beautiful taste with similar tropical fruits and a lovely balanced hoppy kick. Incredible IPA.


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