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RATINGS: 2406   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aleacolyte (13) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2006
22 oz bottle. Hazy gold, with a tint of red, and a medium sized white foamy head. Excellent lacing. Strong floral hop aroma, well-balanced w/ a smooth malt finish and a bitter aftertaste. Refreshing and very drinkable IPA--one of the best I’ve had. Only gripe is the price--please make six packs!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2006
Picked this up while on business in Maryland. Fair amount of hops in th earoma, but not a whole lot. Has a different hoppiness that most other IPAs, in my view, even though there is a lot of grapefruit present. Head disappears quickly.at recedes fairly quickly. Carbonation is good. Can’t say that I would want to pick another of these up.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2006
Pours a very clear golden color with a huge creamy white head that persists. Nose is subtlely hoppy with citrusy notes. Flavor is a bit wattery, not as potent as was expected. Good hop head session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2006
unable to rate appearance (drank in dark theater) but i’ll give it the benefit of the doubt since the other BR’s did so well. pretty good IPA aroma, pretty typical. flavor was a bit muted, very syruppy and sweet, but not enough to hurt it. an interesting variation on the style after the exact opposite Ruination IIPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2006
easily one of my top 5 ipa’s. love this in the deuce deuce and on tap. floral hop aroma with an incredible balance of typical west coast hops with a nice malty bite. very citrusy. nice with a black and tan, but better by itself. guiness sucks. haha viva cinco!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3373) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2006
22 oz bottle. Dusty orange with a small yellow-white head. Floral lemon nose. Sweet clover and grapefruit. Nice airy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013
2012-12-21, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Hazy golden color with small creamy head. Nice aroma, with some fruity hops and some cheesy yeast. Smooth mouthfeel, malt flavor, light biscuity impression; it has a powerful hopping, providing extreme bitterness, resins and some fruitiness.
A solid IPA, but not very fresh character.

2006-03-26, bottle at Freakin’ Frog, Las Vegas, 7-5-8-5-16=41
Hazy amber color; creamy head, nice lace. Nice fruity aroma (apricots). Malty taste, medium strength, with a good fruity aromatic hopping. One American IPA like many others, that is: I like it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - APR 13, 2006
Large, linguring head. Nice hops aroma. One of my favorite IPAs, though I am not generally a fan.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2006
Large head, cloudy yellow colour. Citrus hop nose, mediuem body with only a hint of maltiness. Not overly bitter, not overly big either.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2006
Blistering citrus rind nose. Copper colored. Medium nectar. Big froth that takes it’s time to dissipate. Ample residual effers. This is IPA madness with hints on the grapefruit side. Huge lime rind, sickening. I spotted some corriander-esque flavors on the finish. This is one huge hop. They say only 69 IBUs, my ass, seems like 1000. Felt like I was swallowing tiny glass shards.


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