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RATINGS: 2434   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - JUL 3, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Bottle, Pours amber\copper to orange with a huge and overflowing copper head. Ffavor of citrus & piney hops. Flavor is citrusy, carbonated, pine, bitter hops. God body, good brew. Nothing amazing though. Bad aftertaste, urine and humidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Draught. I’ve had this a number of times and it seems kind of strange that I never rated it...Foggy copper-orange in colour with a small white head receding to a small ring. The aroma is all oranges and not much else - floral and fruity. Chewy citrus orange and grapefruit flavours with a touch of caramel sweetness to balance. Sharp pine is apparent as well towards the end. Light alcohol warmth. There isn’t a whole lot of balance but it still fits the bill in most respects. Sampled at Cole’s in Buffalo on June 24, 2006.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4396) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Pours dark orange / copper wtih a soapy white head that makes for excellent lacing. Lots of grapefruit on the aroma as well as bits of pine - very clean aroma. Medium body with typical IPA carbonation. There is only enough malt on the taste to balance out the onslaught of hops. Hops start smooth citrus and floral with the finish having lots of pine and bitterness. There is a resiny feel to the finish that sticks around for quite a while. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - JUN 30, 2006
Appearance: Golden with orange undertones... with nice thick lasting off-white head pours hazy Aroma: Fuity some apricot and loads of citrus and resiny notes dancing around.... way in the back fomr malt peeks thru (as the beer warms up) Flavor: Smooth malt base carrying a huge huge hop flavor and bitterness. For some reason orange rind comes to mind along with apricots... some honey and Palate: Medium bodied... delightful carbonation... long finish moving from fruity to dry hoppy slightly resiny finish. Overall: Not the freshest I have tasted. The beer does not seem alive... the juicy part of the aroma seems to fade quickly... may be some age

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7227) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2006
Hazy orange with a thick orange-cream head. Bold aromas of fresh fruit : apricot, orange rind, sweet grapefruit, and even a little lychee I think. Huge hops in here!! Citrus oil and pine resin abound, with a smooth malt base. An excellent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2006
Deep golden in colour with a thin creamy head. Heavy piney, grapefruit hop aroma as well as some sweet malts to. The flavour is a well balanced act of big grapefruit, orange and piney hops and a sweet malt backbone. Great bitter lingering finish, and beautiful sticky lace down the side of my glass. An excellent I.P.A.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2006
As I sit here sniffing this beer, picking up strong notes of delicious grapefruits and the pine resin that coats my windshield regularly, my mouth waters. If only the enourmous fluffy white head that rests on top of this clear amber body would go away quicker so that I can taste this tempting concoction! Finally I raise the glass to my mouth, noticing tons of lacing on my glass. Bang! The hops dominate the flavor imparting a strong pine bitterness that could be best described as "fresh". Maybe this is what Budweiser is going for when they preach the importance of freshness. If only they would load all their beers down with this much Columbus. A fantastic IPA that could easily be enjoyed year round.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Translucent, magnifying and fiery copper in color with a creamy, dense, mossy, spongy and off-white head. Simply beautiful to behold. Aroma hints at euphoria. Honeydough biscuits trumped by sweet hop array. Cherry frisked lemon grass, orange rind, clementines and nectarines-meeting-grapefruit. Flavor affirms that this is the West Coast at its best. Sweet, bitter urgency commands the flavorful realm. Orangey paradise. Arid, pulpy oranges, papaya enzyme, and a scraping, honey-mutilated citric pine trait. Freeze dried mandarins meander with a touch of caramel cubes spiked with west coast pulp. Abrasive bitterness succumbs to dry creaminess. The effervescence, baseline tropical sweetness and heralding bitterness embody the perfection of balance. A flicker of fire clings to the tonsils along with arid tongue abatement in the finish, raping and pillaging the palate with clean citric extremities and numbing the mouth forevermore. The aftertaste of chewing on a grapefruit rind hangs around for quite sometime. A lovely beer - thanks for the bottle, tpkenned!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4673) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 A tasty IPA. Tastes to me a lot like the Hop Rod without the rye and less bitter. Citrusy, piney, and bitter. Another good brew from Bear Republic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
My favorite standard IPA. If you can find it on tap, get it. Wonderful US hop aroma and flavor with enough bitterness to be assertive.

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