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RATINGS: 2448   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ysusi (19) - Mexico, - JUL 17, 2008
Tons of hops. Golden colored with a nice head. Floral and citrus aromas. Hops dominate the flavors, but some pine and citrus in there. Nicely balanced. I had heard so many good things about it that I was kind of disappointed, but definitely a great beer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (289) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
Golden orange, fairly clear. Reasonable amount of light tan head. Light citrus, pine. Good amount of biscuity malt. Decent amount of bitterness, though far from overpowering. Malt sweetness lingers. Medium body, cleaner, though alcohol is fairly upfront. Pretty darn good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EcnarM (112) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 15, 2015
Big expectations but they were not fully achieved. Didn't seem as well balanced as a 7-8% IPA should be, too boozy on the nose and palate. Overpowered the hops too much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (768) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 13, 2015
Widely available, really good, easy drinking IPA. It’s not overdone in any way. Nice beer!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ffbot (12) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
This is a great IPA. When you pour it, nice heavy head that leaves proper lacing on a glass and lasts for quite a while. Dark, amber coloring with light carbonation and wonderful aroma. Taste is hoppy, deep, nice aftertaste. Caramel, bread, chocolate. Definitely a must-drink beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
growler6 (30) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2015
The faint floral scent compliments the more potent orange and rosemary aromas. Just enough toffee and stone fruit to make this a very drinkable IPA. This is still one of my favorites and never disappoints. $6.00; this is the best value bomber for an IPA I know of. Same goes for the Bear Republic stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1351) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2015
Draft at Eureka. Not much to say about this that hasn’t been said already. A classic that today leaves me cold. Solid, nice pine/citrus combo, but so many others out there like this now it just seems like all the rest -- well-constructed, but nothing that makes me want to get a 6-pack.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
smboselli (118) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
So flavorful, and a great palate for such a high abv. It's doesn't have the huge hop explosion if that is what you like, but everything else would still make up for it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
X (64) - 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 (3199) - 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 (705) - 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.


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