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RATINGS: 3204   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigbish (533) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2003
Some hoppy goodness, mixed with some bitterness and some citrus notes. One of my favorites.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2003 I've had this beer in bottle and draught and definitely prefer the draught as it's quite a bit smoother. Makes a wonderful sweet first impression with a nice hoppy zing at the end. A nice break from the overly-hopped IPAs that one usually gets. The subtlety of Two Hearted on tap almost reminded me of a bitter, except that it had a bit more of a head. Does that make any sense? I think that if you served a two-hearted ale to a guy with a steak and some mashed potatoes, he'd probably propose to you between mouthfuls.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2004 Do not underestimate this beer from its appearance. It looks like an American macro but tastes like a top-notch IPA. Lots of small bubbles give this fully hopped beer a champagne-like texture. Re-rate: Had this in a fresh bottle and boy did it make a difference! Explosions of fresh fruit and flower hops. So nuanced, soft and sweet. This is the least abrasive, most delicate IPA I've had. Maybe that's why it doesn't stay so long in the bottle (based on my other samples). Find it fresh on tap or check the date on the box and you will not be sorry.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 extremely cloudy yet beautiful..like a sunset..the aroma was juicy fruity bits of mango..a little mustiness..wow that mango is crazy..with a hint of a champagne aroma at the very end after sniffing real hard for a while..and a shot of pineapple..pineapple mimosas anyone?..the first thing i notice is complete balance..the next is the subtly sweet mango fruity taste..some citrus..maybe tangerine..yet not too sweet..not too bitter either..but a delight..the next progression of flavors is as follows..a hint of yellow watermelon, soil, dirt, and earth, green veggie, spinach, celery, back to sweeter fruits, pineapple, maybe some more unripe and unsweet mango..kiwi..this is a treat..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2003
Excellent IPA. Great drink + Great company = Great day.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 10, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2009 The fruity smell was almost overwhelming as soon as I cracked the bottle. Visualy it was a beautiful amber/orange color. It tastes quite fruity, like biting into a beer version of a fresh peach, and its more hopped up than that guy standing outside the liquor store asking you for your change. The palate is pretty thick, especially for an IPA. Without a doubt this is my favourite IPA that I have sampled.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikeyj80 (22) - USA - JAN 8, 2003
I think this is probably one of my favorite pale ales i’ve had. It is not overpowering, but has great hop taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2003
deep straw apperance, medium carbonation. Thick for an IPA, fairly well balanced, creamy nice feel in your mouth,dry finish. I would recommended it for IPA lovers.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2002
A superior IPA. Perfect in nearly every way, with a strong hop finish that is pleasantly citrusy. It is a shame that you can’t get this beer year round, but with the new factory that should change.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2002
On tap in K-zoo: This beer was great, a nice hoppy aroma. Hazy hoppy flavor. Pretty much this IPA is everything an IPA should be.


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