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RATINGS: 3406   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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India Pale Ale style well suited for Hemingway-esque trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
milewide (1732) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2015 Bottle, batch 7397. Bought at brewery. This is my first 5 rating after 143 reviews. Complex smell and taste with bitter, sweet and fruit. Iím a big fan of Founders and Stones---but this is the best IPA! 16 ounce can. Two weeks old and BALANCED are the keys! Not the highest IBU, but the smoothest IPA in MI.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Pours clear straw golden with medium fluffy white head. Aroma is big floral and citrus hops with a hint of bready malt. Taste is floral and grassy hops upfront with some sweet bready malt on the follow through. Aftertaste is lingering bitter citrus hop notes. Palate is medium with some stickiness. Overall an excellent IPA with great balance with big hop flavor offset by nice touches of malt.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Batch 7245. Pours a slighty hazy golden amber with an average foamy off white head that left some lacing. Excellent floral and citrus hop aroma with just about the right caramel malt balance for what I look for in a great IPA aroma. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, slight malt sweetness along with a medium hop bitterness. One of the better IPAís Iíve had for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2006
12-oz. bottle, Batch 7237 from tjthresh. Pours a slightly cloudy bronze, brass with a medium frothy white head, diminishes somewhat to a patchy film, some lacing. Aroma is very fragrant floral and citrus hops, perfumey, caramel malt (meal, grain, straw), slightly toasted, yeast (dough). Moderately bitter and medium acidity, tart hop rind, pine juice, malty balanced flavor with a hint of oranges. Medium bodied, fizzy and dry palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2939) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2006 Poured an orange color with a huge pillowy head and great lacing. Took three pours to get it in, while waiting for the head to settle. Sedimentation came out on the last pour(s) and remained separated out, like a black and tan: two phase beer, cloudy sedimentation cloud on top. The aroma was nice, hoppy, some pine, some citrus. The flavor was strongly hopped, some bitter malts underneath, including caramel. Some bitter citrus rinds and some pine hops. The mouthfeel was typical for the style with a fairly heavy body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mvp (178) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Nice clear beer. If you donít pour the settled yeast from the bottom of the bottle into your glass. Nice Citrus aroma. It doesnít taste like fish on the bottle but goes great with a fish dinner. One of the best IPAís I ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 Iím a novice but this was pretty good beer. citrus, orange, hazy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, average carbonation,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (848) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2006 First time on tap at old chicago and it wasnít that good because old chicago, Eden Prairie DOESNít CLEAN THEIR LINES! But from the bottle we get the goods: Pours a mostly clear dark orange with a nice medium pillowy white head that stays. Big floral, perfumy hop aroma with a little sweet malt background. Floral, pine and grapefruit hit u up right of the bat then a nice malt kicks in the middle leaving a light bitterness in the back of the pallete. Medium bodied on the pallete.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnurda (1193) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 8, 2006
Hemingway-esque trips? A nice thought. Had a couple of these the other night with dinner. Nice tasting IPA. Not quite as hoppy as I expected. And call me shallow, but the label threw me off a bit. Would drink it again. BAsed on cbrixiusís review, I would like to try the Draft version.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Fantastic beer. Had it on draft at the Brewhouse Grille in Camp Hill, PA. Could smell the Cascade hops from a mile away, similar to Stone IPA and Troegs Nugget Nectar in character and taste. Had it last year in a six pack but not as memorable as the draft.


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