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RATINGS: 3650   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2007 Looks and smells like an IPA should. Sparkling copper color with a nice foamy head. Aroma is citrusy hops with a touch of grapefruit. A clean flavor with citrus and a nice bitter finish. Very well balanced, flawless IPA. Re-rate - I made Stone IPA a 5 because itís the one beer in the world I canít live without. This one is right behind and deserves this high rating, IMO.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GREENANO (1) - FORT WAYNE, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2006 does not count
Great pour. Batch #7614, packaged 9.6.2006, enjoyed 10.4.2006. Scents of pine,mild citrus, and a little campfire. Wonderfully drinkable; snappy on the tongue, while still being smooth and clean.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dswanson (1) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2006 does not count
This is the best smelling ipa Iíve ever had. I canít quite put my finger on the aroma... definitely some citrus, but thereís more. The taste is not overpowering. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2006
very, very good ipa, rich citrusy hops, great balance between malt and hops, wonderful lingering mouthfeel and aftertste, a great beer worthy of hemmingway.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2006
CONTAINER TYPE: Bottle (Conditioned)
FRESH: Consumed 1 month after production
PURCHASED @: Binnyís McHenry
COST: $6.99/6-pack [SALE!]
HEAD: average frothy/foamy; white; fully diminishing
LACE: excellent
COLOR: Hazy light amber
AROMA: Light grain; no yeast or citrus elements; heavy flower/herb/pine/spruce HOPS!
MOUTHFEEL: Medium to light
PALATE: Oily coating; soft/flat natural conditioning
TASTE: START- light sweet; moderate bitterFINISH- heavy bitter; long lasting
COMMENTS: Completely unbalanced! But thatís a good thing here!!! All Hops are a good thing. Much like the DFH strain. This is the ultimate sipping brew. Nectar of the humans!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DTB (51) - South Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2006
This beer pours a dark honey brown that is slightly cloudy. The head is fluffy and a dirty brown. It fell quickly to a fluffy film. Great lacing! The smell is incredibly aromatic that playfully stings my nose with huge pineapple and nectarine hops. No malt detected. Tastes of strong pine and citrus hops with a fantastic understated foundation of oat and caramel malts. Well paired flavors! The finish is a nice sour dryness that makes me want another sip in a bad way. Mouth feel is full and creamy with a medium body and a little carbonation. Nice beer, Bellís! Itís not too heavy, but delicious and easy to drink!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1760) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 Itís everything an IPA can be, not overwrought, perfectly balanced, smart, and so soothing. Serene, sweet, and kind. Perfect for any imagineable occasion, and quite honestly the apple of my eye.

Cask pour at Pizzeria Paradiso, 9/15/07. Golden, dry aroma of cantaloupe, pear juice, marginal floral tones. Dusty flavor. Hints of light fruits, lacking the crisp centennial bite in a vague way. Palate takes no benefit from this particular run in the cask. Overaged, as well.

Tap at the Afterwords Cafe 9/19/07. Floral grind disseminates fully and brightly in the aroma. The hop taste is smoky, meaty and rich. Almost perfect pleasantry. Vanilla-kissed toffee in a balancing malt finish.

Tap at the Afterwords Cafe 10/31/07. That comforting touch of rose essence is right out in front.

Tap at the Happy Gnome 1/20/08. Vibrant and fresh as can be, bursting with cantaloupe, pear, and honeydew melon soaked in the morning floral mist. Crispy, cool, and perfect.

Fresh bottled batch on 7/1/08. 8526. Florals have a somewhat harsh quality of leafy foliage about them, and the soft citrus and tropical fruit characters are more subdued than I prefer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 Wow...what a hoppy ale. Golden amber with staying white head. Caramel, citrus, floral and pine. Medium bodied with full flavor of orange, pine and herbs. Very hoppy. One of the best IPAís Iíve had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gabemik (46) - Joplin, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Pours from the bottle with a reddish copper color and a light tan head that stays with the beer nicely. The aroma is hops, the first flavor across the lips is hops, the finish is hops. But I do not feel like Iíve been smacked in the face with branch of hops. The malts and carbination are there, but just enough to make overall experience very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Bottle. Light golden coloring. Front-to-back full finish with light yeast after-presence in nostrils. Lemony but light. Somewhat bitter but not overpoweringly so. Sign of a good day if this is in your fridge.

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