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RATINGS: 3160   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.


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltdog (616) - Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Pours with an orangey tint, hazy with hop sediment, and a lasting ecru head. Overwhelming grapefruit nose with honey and seawater in the background. Happily, the godnotanothercascadeipa aroma belies the fresh, crisp compexity of flavors that follow: butterscotch malt, lemon zest, inviting fruitiness, and gingery peppery spice. Mellow earthy bitter aftertaste with impressions of lemon pepper. Saison-like. Somewhat oily palate is perfectly tempered by prickly carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Pours orange with a big white head that lasts awhile. Big grapefruit aroma. Well balanced malt/hop flavor with a medium hops finish. Could be a little hoppier but really enjoyed anyway. Could drink this at almost any time. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barleyandmalt (25) - USA - DEC 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 Poured a thick, bright white head that dissipated quickly. Fruity....very strong citrus notes that made for a clean finish along with the obvious hoppiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 1, 2004
(12 oz bottle, obtained in trades with Goblincat and hopsrus, thanks Mike and John!) The nose is lightly malty, but fairly bready, slightly sour and mildy hoppy. But I think the flavor is a bit of a let down after smelling the inviting aroma. This is a pretty light flavored IPA, enjoyable, delicate, but not a big IPA. A light, sweet, bready maltiness leads the way, with some fruitiness and moderately bitter hops for good balance. The claim of "enormous hop additions" seems a bit self inflated if you ask me. Medium bodied. Not exactly clean and crisp because the level of hops isnít all that big. Golden orange color and fairly cloudy. Pours a large, whitish head that is very bubble -- large bubbles, in fact -- and forms craters as it falls away. Dense, intricate lacing is left on the glass.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Very Pleasant and sharp hops. Grapefruit, raw flower and lite grain/grass. Nice medium gold/brown color with a small and lasting head (the last part was surprising to me). The flavor was similar to the aroma at the begining with grapfruit hopw and other citrus straight away. There are some lite malts that help with balance but his is a hopy ale all around. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Wonderful floral hoppy aroma. It has a nice orange colour and an awesome head that sticks around. It is very bitter, yet smooth and easy to drink. It has a nice compliment of malts as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2005 Huge orange-pine-citrus hop nose with nice, soft, underlying doughy malt/yeast aroma. Hazy orange-tan with off-white, dense, lasting finger of head that sticks to the glass and excellent, fine-bubbled carbonation. Fruity and hoppy up front with pine-orange hop flavour and intense bitterness. Feels very clean in the mouth. Thereís plenty of malts here to support all those hops but hoppiness overshadows a bit - though it works very well. Medium-light body. Refreshing. Bottle. Thanks, Silphium!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 Current rating: cask @ Beer Engine, 3/08
One of the best IPAs Iíve ever had. Miles beyond this in bottle or draught (and I had a pint on draught the night before having this cask version.) Layers or malt & hop not even hinted at in those other serving formats. Copper tan head with nice lacing. Nose is.... no. This goes beyond my usual "nose is... flavor is... comment on the body" format. This is stunning. Damn close to perfection. This is one of those pints that Iíll tell stories about for years to come, like the Storm King I had on cask at the Victory Brewpub years ago when Storm King was at the top of itís game. This is what Peter Bouckart (sp?) of New Belgium is talking about when he says that brewers are creating art that gives people "10 minutes of pleasure."
Do you remember the first time you found you loved IPAs? That definitive moment where it all clicked? For me it was Hop Devil. It was just this absolutely amazing thing that I had never experienced before. This perfect, logical expression of happiness in flavor form. This beer is that, all over again, even after my taste buds have been jaded by 92 other IPAs and 54 double IPAs. This is an epiphany.
The only problem with this beer is that I canít share it with my friends. Someday.
But for now, just fucking wow.

Original rating from a bottle: 8/3/7/4/17. 3.9 Big citrus nose - nice malt, spicy flavor is very juicy orange. peppery, grapefruit, earthy caramel. Orange grapefruit finish. Nice. A little too tangy for me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stogieman21 (5) - COLDWATER, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2004 does not count
A cloudy /frothy looking beer. Has a perfect balance of fruit and hops. Liked so much I bought a keg of it to enjoy through the winter

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Foggy gold color with a perfect fluffy white head. Apple, hops, dough are the aroma. Very smooth and subtle IPA. So many IPAís are overhopped and it overwhelms the smaller characteristics. This brew is just awesome.


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