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RATINGS: 2469   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielst (248) - Vienna, - OCT 2, 2012
12oz bottle. Rich golden colour, decent head. The aroma is pure citrussy, dank hops, period. On the palate this IPA is surprisingly well-balanced, which is really what sets it apart from other examples for me - huge hop aroma but none of that abrasive bitterness and no ridiculously sweet caramel for fake balance either. Super drinkable stuff.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1298) - GREECE - AUG 29, 2015
355ml bottle. Hazy golden orange color with white to off white head. Hoppy and malty aroma, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, pine, juniper, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Crystal clear orange with pure white head and great bubbles. Hoppy grassy aroma. Flavor and taste of hops and pine and lighter side of malts. Very very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnokk (286) - Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2015
APPEARANCE- beauty. NOSE- great hop balance. one of my favs out there. FLAVOR- see nose.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (657) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
Aroma is mature malt, peachy and sexy hops with grapefruit. Taste is a bit maltier than I expected, but the hops come along nicely and sort of drag out all the juice in this one. Long and lingering bitterness. Superb IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (341) - Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Aroma is outstanding. Grapefruit and tangerine zest, slight pine needles and some malt sweetness, but the hops still get to be the star. Hazy light orange color with a snow white fluffy head that lingers for a long time and leaves a lot of lacing. The taste hits you with a surprising amount of sweetness, but that only lasts for a moment. After that, you get a sharp rush of pine and citrus hop bitterness that fades away just in time for you to take another sip. Very refreshing and very well done. Great full palate; one of the only IPAs I have had that coats the mouth. Excellent IPA. How could anyone not like this beer?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlos87 (27) - - JUL 11, 2015
Pours a nice thick head with a malty nose. Great body body with a hoppy malt finish. A great brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (504) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 9, 2015
Pours clear light Amber with a finger of creamy white head. Aroma is sweet and pungent starburst citrus. Flavor is clean and crisp but slightly muted, which is definitely not a bad thing. There is a lot of complexity packed into a very quick punch that simply invites the drinker to keep drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1131) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2015
Copper color with small stable white head. Grapefruity, resinous, classic West Coast IPA. Soft carbonation. A good one, but around here, the IPAs just blend together - everything is good!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (335) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2015
Can’t believe I haven’t rated this before now... been a perennial favourite for years - perfectly balanced sweet malt v. fruity/herbal hops - lovely bitter finish - ridiculously easy to smash - used to think 7.5% was high octane but now it’s the new normal... sheer drinking pleasure. Oh yeah...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaKeAFC (750) - ITALY - MAY 30, 2015
35 cl bottle from a retailer in Manhattan, NY. Orange color, hazed, fizzy, thick white head. Big citrus & hops nose. Aroma: thick pale malts, bready, woody tones. Loads of american hops, citrus, cannabis, ginger, leaves. Hops dominates the finish where intense bitterness dries the mouth, with a remainder of dark chocolate. Taste is happily bouncy, soft in the beginning and heavily bitter in the finish. Spicy hops dry finish. BIG hoppy west coast IPA, this one wins the race.


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