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RATINGS: 2395   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2006
From bomber thanks to Immy. Pours a light orange with lots of suspended yeast (my fault) and a cloudy white head. Good lacing. Big citrus, some sourness and floral make a very appealing nose. Flavor is smooth for an IPA with nice citrus, lemony notes as well as following the nose. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - APR 1, 2006
Wonderful golden color. Superb grassy nose. This is a Great beer. I supose it might have the West Coast Hop Head syndrome, but this is a Great IPA! Full mouthfeel, hoppy, but not overly bitter. Bear Republic sure has the foamy head down, thick and lacey all the way down. In my top five list of IPA’s

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2006
22 oz. bottle - Pours a hazy copper color with an off white head that lasts. Nice floral and citrus hop aroma. Big hop flavor with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Hardly any residual malt sweetness. Light to medium body. This beer is missing its bite. It may be past its expiration date. Still, it’s a good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2006
Bottle Pours a clear golden with a fizzy white head, that produces good lacing and lasts fairly well. Has a good hoppy aroma of spruce. Has an oily texture with good carbination. Has a real good duration with a nice strong bitter finish.This is what I love in an IPA. Bold and powerfull. Very well done. Has a very smooth ability to hit you with a solid bitterness. I highly recommend this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2007 Deserves its high rating, simply a great IPA. Balanced but powerful hop presence, great looking and smelling beer. Enjoyed in a large bomber, interested in trying other BR offerings.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazMania (653) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 This stuff is awesome! I’m a hop loving IPA head, and this is up there. It’s full, complex, and mouth kciking! Hop, oh yeah. It’s thick with hops, but not tart, it’s crisp and rich. I have only had this in bottle, I would love to try it on tap.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a large foamy off white head that sustained and laced. Aroma of sweet grapefruit, floral and pine. Just a really nice hoppy and citrus aroma with some sweetness coming in from the malts. Flavor was even more hops. Kind of tastes like you’re chewing on a couple hops. Citrus some malt to balance as well as some bitterness. Really enjoyed this IPA overall. Glad I found it at Total Wine in Claymont DE...should have picked up the Big Bear Black too. Maybe next time.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2006
Almost luminating deep orange coloured beer with a very creamy and fluffy slight yellow-white froth. Aroma is one and all refreshing hops, it is like putting your head in a bag with fresh hop bells. It is really an explosion of hops, pine needles, grapefruits, Alp-flowers and dry malts. Taste is dry and has a mild roundness, also touches of peach-pits and and bitter orange-skin. The afthertaste is long, complex and mineral. A true hop-booster with a female elegance. This is a real hop sensation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7909) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2006
Beautiful copper-gold colour with a sparkling hue; good off-white, frothy head. Amazing, beau-ti-ful dry- C-hops nose, terribly enticing (grapefruit, light resiny, piney). More grapefruit in the taste, but extremely dry; thick wild grapes, tart. There is a certain unidimensionality, but for this type of beer, that’s perfectly OK. Another very drinkable beer. Certain oily slickness, overlying a rather easy drinking beer, medium bodied at best. A top-IPA, which is everything this type of beer ought to warrant. Hilde "Urthel", please retry this for another example...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2006
I consider myself fortunate that I can buy 20oz bombers of this for cheap at the corner store anytime I wish, which is often. Darkish gold when poured, not much of a head and no lacing to speak of. Very piney in the nose, about as close to an Alpine PH as you can get. Both are in the same class. You have to wonder if the Brewers from Alpine and BR have exchanged notes. Although both still retain their distinctive IPA styles through subtle differences in hop flavoring, the aromas are nearly indistinguishable. A must for any hop-mongering IPA fan.


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