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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
o_Merlin_o (159) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap at CYO. Pours a honey color with a HUGE bright white head. Gigantic lacing. Aroma of hops and candy. Rather pleasant, lite palate. I'd call this an IPA-lite. Good one for folks who don't like full on IPAs. Well done! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hohops (136) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy light yellowy amber, a soft white head which diminishes to leave a foamy coating. Aroma- pine, grapefruit and tangerine hits you straight away, meadowy, clean floral notes, it almost smells juicy. Taste- big hop bitterness, smooth mouthfeel, orangey, lots and lots of fruits, grapefruit, gooseberry hints, hugely refreshing but with a long bitter finish. Excellent IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
bottle. Amber with small head. Big hoppy IPA with medium malt body. Both citrus and piney hops. Well done west coast IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (465) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 20, 2014
22oz bottle pours clear pale gold with a finger of head. Nose is soft floral pine and citrus. Taste is crisp grassy resin, pine, citrus, onion. Finish is clean malt notes, grapefruit and bitter piney resin. Easy drinking, solid stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiveacestx (471) - Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bomber - Pours cloudy light yellow with a medium head. Real fizzy and has nice lacing. Very hoppy (grapefruit and pine) and spicy on the taste. Has a medium slick mouthfeel and medium dry finish. Both the Racer 5 and the Racer X remind me of the New Belgium Rampant IPA.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mililani (21) - - MAR 11, 2014
I don’t get the hype behind this IPA. It’s a pretty standard IPA, and I think there are much better single IPA’s out there than this. It really lacks, I think, the floral/citrusy characteristics of a west coast style IPA. But, it has that acidic, aspirin like bitterness. The latter, IMO, should be minimized and the former accentuated.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thoth1984 (1) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
This was one of the best IPAs I had in my recent trip to CA. I wish that I could get some of it back in WI. Great tasting beer. It is in the top 5 for my IPAs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcelotcunha (33) - BRAZIL - MAR 5, 2014
Cerveja americana de cor amarelo dourado, espuma pouco densa, aroma mistura notas fritadas e de malte torrado, sabor amargo e persistente. Álcool 7%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1346) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle from Asahiya, it pours a crystal clear light copper gold with a filmy foamy head that leaves great lacing behind. The nose has an incredibly floral & herbal hop bouquet: minty, grapes, etc. Medium-light bodied with a fruity hop flavor that then goes piney bitter with some resin/dank notes and has a lingering citrus finish. No surprise this is their flagship beer, this is a great IPA for a good price.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2039) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2014
660ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Clear golden color. Small size, fizzy white head. Sweet, fruity, alcohol, hops in aroma. Faint mint, spruce, pine, candy in taste. Dodgy bitterness in aftertaste.


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