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RATINGS: 2333   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (2933) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
Bottle from Latitude, Leeds. Well hopped hazy maize-yellow ale with a very thin head. Has plenty of pale ale character with a dry fruity texture and taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Firecape (22) - - MAR 30, 2014
Great nose, start and finish with a nice citrusy hop flavor throughout. This is a beer you can drink all night long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (245) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2014
So glad I got to try this before it was gone out of Michigan. Great citrus hop taste balance well with malt. Very good IPA, would get again but I can’t

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (229) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Not a hop bomb palate wrecking ipa. This is something I wish I could drink really often. Well balanced, fresh, you can really taste the hops and it isn’t over the top. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrubLoss (9) - - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
Served from a bomber bottle Aroma - Citrus hops forward with candy and caramel malt behind Appearance - Hazy golden with a thin white head. Plenty of lacing in the glass Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Rounded with a medium dry finish Taste - Light citrus hops and some slight caramel malt on the finish. Good lingering and pleasant bitterness at the end. Overall a nice, easy to drink IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle - Bought Aug 2012; BBE undated; Drank Oct 2012 - BCA. Gold in colour. Hoppy; piney resinous hops. Fruity; grapefruit and orange citrus. Malty backbone; pale and crystal malts. Supposedly aggressively hopped, but hops were relatively mellowed out; possibly this bottle not particularly fresh. Moderately bitter citrus hoppy throughout. Decent, but need to re-rate with a fresher bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
russekp (1) - - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
Brilliant, drinkable ipa. Classic west coast style, a go to favorite. Would try again many times.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (37) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Hazy amber with white head and nice lacing. Floral aroma, heavy hops. Full body with a just-right bitter finish that leaves you wanting another sip. My wife bought this one. I may not have been inspired by the bottle, but I’m glad she picked it up.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (811) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Hazy orange-gold with thick off white head. Aroma is citrus pine and grain. Taste is grapedruit and pine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmar33 (70) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. I presume this has lost a bit on the trip to Australia but it’s still a mighty fine beer. Strong hops well balanced by the malt.


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