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RATINGS: 2509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1436) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 8, 2015
355 ml bottle from Firma Bier.
Amber, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, lacing, off-white head.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, resin, passion fruit, citrus candy, bsicuit.
Taste follows this, with a quite heavy malt backbone, but also with more bitter, resinous notes.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes bitter, medium dry, piney, zesty, resinous, a bit herbal, malty.

Very nice. Really lovely, crisp nose, taste is also nice, but maybe too heavy, the malt backbone and bitter level are almost like a Double IPA. Very good piney finish though. Overall not among my favourite IPAs, I prefer it less malty, medium bodied, but a very good style example nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Tap at Specialty Beer. Light golden amber clear, nice head. Sticky sweet, citrus aroma. Toasty malts and sweetness balanced by tons of hop bitterness with a long finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (137) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Deep gold color with white, pillowy head. Aroma of citrus, almost an orange creme scent. Hops bitterness and resin dominate the taste, almost drowning out the citrus flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (122) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Aroma: hoppy and citrusy; sweet; Appearance: golden body with frothy head; good lacing; a bit hazy; Taste: hops dominate with strong pine and resin flavors; refreshing; Palate: medium body; lively carbonation; long, extremely bitter finish; Overall: great IPA but one dimensional; would buy again especially if on sale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1469) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle on a dinner, CA. Color: clear amber orange beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: hoppy and resin domination. Notes of grass and small floral finish. Taste: medium palate with high hoppy blast. Resin notes and grassy. Not so fruity. Very hoppy wrecker.Good attenuation. Notes of caramel, pine and resin. Aftertaste: high bitterness and pine. Good beer not the best but really drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Banksiz (71) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Nose mostly piney with a touch of herby smokiness and a bit of eatery fruitiness as it warms up and breathes. Bitter, good hop flavor, pleasant mid-weight mouth feel. Nice bitter finish with no harshess, mainly hop flavor. A well-done IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (473) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
"Pretty copper body with a thick creamy beige head. The aroma and hop content were a little disappointing, but nice none the less. i was expecting a little more strength in both areas. However it has a nice mouthfeel, the taste was well balanced, slightly sweet and not bitter. A very soild IPA,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sulawang (837) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
Visual: Pours yellow orange with a small fine head, hazy layer of retention, lots and lots of fast streams. Nose: bright sweet citrusy malts, honey (lvl-7)-pungency Attack: thick, fine micro CO2, exceptionally smooth entry Mid-palate: continual creaminess, (lvl-6)-sweetness, tangy backdrop, (MAIN) orange, honey, toffee malt Finish: stealth soft bitter hops, malty clean finish. Summary: Inconceivably smooth. A zen-like balance of sweet, creamy, bitter, and alcohol. The finish could be slighter longer but otherwise flawless.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1315) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2015
Aroma is passion fruit, citrus, lemongrass and grapefruit. The taste is sweet malts and a similar hop profile and finishes shockingly smoothly. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well. P

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (1597) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle from Stone in Asagaya. Pours a clear orange with a medium-sized off-white head. Grass, twigs and resin on initial nose, but as it warms up lots of orange marmalade, grapefruit and tangerine come out. Juicy citrus with some malty sweetness, but a solid dry bitter finish that lingers. Classic-style IPA.


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