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RATINGS: 2539   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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xBEERxNOLA (72) - - APR 6, 2014
Pours orange. Med head. Med carbs. Balanced with slight hop forward. Stone style hops but not as aggressive.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (1054) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2016
12 oz bottle pours a golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, big hop nose. Medium bodied, very nicely balanced, a great IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quick3Beers (781) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2016
A nice surprise, melon and mango flavor and aroma, big malt backbone with lots of sweetness, almost too much, I’d consider this more of a pale ale. Good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
deving17 (8) - - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
Smells and tastes absolutely amazing, classic ipa taste and color, just the right amount of hops

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abrakarl (406) - SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
Delicious aroma, pine and pineapple, in this classy beer. Very over the top but in a good way. Taste as usual not on the same level but very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
teamsale (69) - Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours a nice copper golden with a one finger white head and good lacing. Aroma is sweet berries, floral, and citrus, it smells complex. Tastes overly malted but the flavor itself is a pleasant potpourri. Not the best aftertaste I’ve experienced but the bitterness is there, like a bad cup of coffee. This one tries really hard and initially even gets you a bit excited, but in the end falls short in a couple areas.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1104) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle sampled at home. Bright orange with a medium-height white head. Mango, papaya, a bit of grapefruit but without the bitterness, herbal hops and a very nice honey backbone. Medium to full bodied, low carbonation and a bitter-sweet aftertaste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
coolfunnj (349) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2016
aroma here come the hops strong citrus strong pine nice inviting sweet malt as well very good..appearance yep that’s what an IPA looks like..big well balanced flavor very smooth light carbonation heavier mouthfeel than you might think for the abv the hops rule and they are strong but theres healthy malt backbone for balance really well done check it out

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Underdogs88 (316) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pine, flowers and notes of citrus on the aroma. Appearance has a large white head with great retention. Flavor has a similar hop profile as the aroma with the flower notes being dominant. Malt has notes of caramel and biscuit. Bitterness has a slight harsh character. Mouthfeel is medium with a medium carbonation. Overall, it's a great classic IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (530) - USA - MAY 6, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vikingguy (1040) - 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


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