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RATINGS: 2411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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
eduardovl (970) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a pint glass. A: Pours a clear orange golden color forming a medium, creamy and thin bubbled beige head. Good retention forming lots of thin and pointy lingering lacings in the glass S: Sweet pale grains. Very fruity. Strong notes of sweet pale grains, piny hops, grapefruit. Citrus orange zest, pine and flowery hops T: Follows the nose: Strong notes of flowey hops, orange zest M: Light body, medium carbonation and nice bitter and grassy aftertaste D: High. To be drunk in gallons (preferentially, sitting in a pub around the San Francisco bay area :p) [ BA Review @ 12/14/2010 ]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chadski4 (132) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Sharp lemony pine aroma. Nice sudsy head with average lacing. The expected hop bitterness up front with a slight hint of honey sweetness on the finish. Very good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
marcosipa (1) - - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
Excelente IPA. Amargor perfeito. Muito bem balanceada. Aroma sensacional. Podem pedir sem erro.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (577) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Pour is gold with a small head, aroma is fruity sweet. Taste is strong fruity, light bitterness towards the finish, fairly sweet, thin body and gentle carbonation. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1170) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle shared by Nate. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a thin layer of cream colored head. Aroma of hops and malts. Taste is a bit more balanced between hops and malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gschrade (778) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with a white head. Taste grapefruit, citrus, spices. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Digzis (91) - Nancy, FRANCE - SEP 17, 2014
Très bonne IPA. Bien construite, très rafraîchissante, bien houblonnée et avec ces notes d’agrumes et de fruits exotiques particulièrement présentes dans les IPA West Coast. Dégustée à Los Angeles en suivant le (bon) conseil d’un amateur...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ikigai (35) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Not much head, nice orange/reddish color. Pleasant piney hops smell and taste akin to Pliny but a little more malty with stronger aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokephibroke (293) - Mead, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Beautiful cloudy orange pour with a slightly off white pillowy head. Hops from cracking the bottle in the nose until minutes after you swallow. Malts add add some balance and sweetness. Well executed!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - SEP 8, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-28-13- Poured from bottle into a snifter glass Appearance – The beer pours a medium golden amber color with a mall white head. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is good with a nice mix of caramel malt and some lighter sweet fruit aromas. Mixed with these are some smells of a resinous pine and citrus hop giving it a west coast IPA nose. Taste – The taste begins with flavors of some tropical fruits mixed with a caramel malt and bready backbone. As the flavors advance, the tongue is initially meet with some flavors of a grapefruit hop nature. These hit fairly strong and abruptly giving a hopped citrusy taste to the brew even with the sweeter fruit and malty flavors. With the advent of a sudden resinous pine hop taste and a bit of earthy hop also coming to the tongue later in the taste, when all is said and done a bitter hopped up flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is smooth and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. The medium body baths the tongue in all the hop and malt flavors really allowing them to be sensed by the taste buds. The carbonation level being slightly high adds a good exciting tingling feel to counterbalance some of the bitter that the hop leaves, making for a rather enjoyable feel overall. Overall – This was a nice smooth but yet still well hoped brew. A good go to.


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