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RATINGS: 3661   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alSteinFish (3) - USA - DEC 16, 2006 does not count
This Ale from western Michigan is currently my favorite beer. It has a brilliantly sharp floral flavor that is simple but perfect. Itís fruity but dry and although I love it, Iíd never describe it as "well balanced."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Slightly hazy, orange color, big floral and citrus aroma, not extremely bitter for an IPA but more floral and citrusy, grapefruit. Well balandce, Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Coastie (14) - Carrollton, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2006
amber, hazy, white foam, frothy, average carbonation, bitter, Poured great with a wonderful head. Refreshing taste with a great hops finish. I will buy again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Nice clear amber color with a thick and tall white head. Aroma is of green hops, fruit, honey, and malt. The taste is wonderful. Clean, crisp, and somewhat light taste that combines hops, pine, malt, and lemon. Somewhat bubbly or carbonated in the mouth, it tingles all the way down. It finishes very clean. A very enjoyable IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2006
(Bottle) Pours clear amber. Piny and floral, green hops in aroma with some notes of fruits and strawberry jam. Rasin. Some malty sweetness. Fresh, clean, crispy flavour with pine and some apricot. Light raisiny bitter ending. Light to medium body. A more malty, compact body would make this a perfect IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Deep gold to bright orange in color with thick, lasting white head, very cloudy if you arenít careful to hold back the yeast in this bottle conditioned beer. Vibrant citrus aroma with just a hint of malt. Flavor explodes with citrus; lemons and oranges predominate with just a touch of grapefruit. Spicy undertones with malt to balance, slightly sweer without being cloying. Medium bodied with a refreshing carbonation bite. Just a great, great example of what an American IPA should be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (4110) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle from Iowaherkeye; Thanks Joey; Nose of citrus, hops, some caramel malt, and a little pineyness; hazy amber-orange with a big glass-lacing, orange-tinged head that lasts pretty long.flavor is mostly hops, with a little caramel that balances it, in the light to medium body, the hops lasting to a nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Superb tangerine color with a yeasty white head, two fingers. Nice lacing as the head subsided slightly. As other reviewers mentioned it has a very good balance of malt and hop flavors for a hoppy IPA. Citrusy aroma and a nice amount of similar hop flavor with solid malt backbone. Great flavor and finish that does not get dulled after a few bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 11, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2006 Hazy, orange/gold color, with a nicely-lacing head. Good balance of hops and malts in the initial flavor, and a very pleasant hop bitterness in the finish. Good carbonation. The more sips I have of this, the more I like it. Extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a golden color with a 2 inch head that recedes and leaves alot of sticky lacing on the glass. Smell is of citrusy hops and slight yeast. Taste is citrusy hops with a slight twist of lemon. This is a very balanced and smooth IPA. Not the punch or bite that the Hopslam has(which I love). This has a very smooth mouthfeel that makes this beer HIGHLY sessionable. This is a beer that you could pick up a sixer and take to a party and not have any problem drinking all of. I would highly recommend this beer to anybody.

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