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RATINGS: 3273   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 a very cloudy yellowish orange body (great appearance); much carbonation; hoppy notes for both the aroma and flavor, with subtle malts...to the harvest ale i had at founders ales; crisp palate; a perfect hop/malt juxtaposition

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Densely clouded yellowy orange hue, moderate head formation. Well pronounced blend of grapefruit and orange in the aroma, with a mild caramel balance. Sharp spicey grapefruit palate, light caramel. Fairly light in body and fizzy. Very appetizing overall but just needed a little more body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBunn (2510) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2004
Quite possibly my favorite beer for general consumption. Pours nice, nice big creamy head over a orange-gold hazy liquid. Scents of grapefruit, juniper and hops match well with the first sip in which evergreen and hops flavors become more intense without overpowering maltiness. Slight warmness due to alcohol content makes this a great in winter, while crisp flavoring is nice when it’s hot, too. Top notch!

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltdog (619) - 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 (3035) - 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 isn’t 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) - Mansfield, Ohio, 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. There’s 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!


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