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RATINGS: 2384   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fcjack1 (134) - Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2014
On tap at the Red Hot. Golden in color. Thin white head. Scent is malty and hoppy. Taste is hoppy. A little citrus. Pretty good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8111) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle [from trade with Lothore, thanks Tyler!] @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear orange color, medium sized lightly creamy white head. Aroma is malts, hops, lightly fruity. Taste malts, hops, moderately bitter, lightly fruity. Medium body and carbonation. A very solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (3956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Clear golden colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells fresh, hops, pine, some resin, fruity, nice. Tastes bitter, hops, pine, some resin, fruity, grapefruit. Great brew. Medium to full body, great carbo.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hockeybeerguy (1854) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden amber/brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipates within less than a minute. The smell had a nice allocation of bitter piney hops to bittersweet citrus hops. It ends up allowing a decent malt background to come in as the beer warms. The taste was mainly bittersweet leaning more towards the bitter side, but lets a decent sweet citrus and slightly maltiness come in to balance nicely. There was a nice citrusy/piney sweet aftertaste and also a nice dry finish. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionability running about my mouth and tongue. It had a decent sharp bitter assault on my mouth and tongue like a good AIPA should. The carbonation is harsh just as well. Overall, in my opinion, this was a great AIPA well worthy of having again.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melkart (282) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - MAY 29, 2014
You can smell and taste a lot of hop. It is not a unbalanced beer. Bitter, medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SNL (223) - - MAY 27, 2014
Served in Bottle. Nice Nose, lots of citrus. Malty taste, with a long bitter finish. Not much fruit in the taste. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
desrochesb (40) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
c’est une IPA résineuse et sec avec un nez plutôt subtile. J’ai bien aimé sa robustesse et son amertume prononcé

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (85) - Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2014
On tap at Justin's Cafe in the Navy Yard, DC. Pours orange copper with no head really. Aroma is light malt that is dominated by hops. Taste is similar. Well balanced with good flavors. One of the better IPAs out there IMHO.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (200) - Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Hazy golden with white head. Light floral hoppy aroma and orange peals. Pleasant Bitter up front. Juicy malty middle. Citrus hoppy finish. Great Cali IPA

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lightbias (76) - USA - MAY 22, 2014
A nice chunky, hazy gold pour with a lovely dense white head. Literally chunks in the brew. Loved that. Bitter and lasting, this had a very piney citrus aroma, and tended to be a little on the sticky side. For an every day taste, this had just the right bitter, but not going to be my exceptional. Pleasant.


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