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RATINGS: 3443   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2006 Rerate: Not sure if there is a single beer that I have enjoyed as much over the last couple of years. My desert island beer. My lord this stuff is tasty. My first draught beer (just turned 21). I usually love the bitterness of IPAs, which this doesn’t have, but the stuff was incredible. Had it with a $2.50 large pizza- if anybody is ever in Muncie, IN GO to the Heorot! w00t!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2006 Poured with a great foamy head, long lasting, great lacing. Color was very light copper, aroma of citrus and malt. Nice rounded body that finished with a hop bite. Very nice beer.

Rerate October ’06. Bottle from Silphium. Medium amber colored with a slight bit of haze. Fantastic white head that is persistant and great lacing. Superb floral hop aroma, bits of sweet malt tickle the olfactory. Medium bodied. Quite delicate in flavor, malty sweetness is gradually overtaken by a citrusy/floral hop flavor. LIngering light bitterness that is never harsh or astringent. This is just one fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Pours hazy orange with a thick creamy white head. Smells of sweet fruits, some citrus and some granny smith apple. Body is full yet the taste is light, crisp and fruity, apricots, lemon peel, and more granny smith. This is an extremely tasty beer. Much less bitter than many IPAs, making this a very complex and diverse beer. Highly recommended and worthy of the hype!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
deadguy (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2004
What a beer! With a appetizing floral aroma and moderate to above average lacing. This beer is so good. In appearance very cloudy, with a very complex taste - full of citrus, malt and others that I cannot identify. The bitter flavor is strong but not overpowering. This beer finishes dramatically with a nice robust fresh hop flavor. This is absolutely, in my opinion, second to none.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3266) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2004
A huge head exploded from the pour filling the glass. The creamy head slowly melted into a clear honey colored beer that gave off a beautiful orange citrus aroma. Malt and hops are intertwined in almost perfect harmony. Very smooth. The flavor goes from just slightly malty, to slightly bitter as it enters the finish, which slowly fades inviting another sip. One of the better IPA'a I've tried. A big thanks to Slikwily for sending this my way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dperk (14) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2004
12oz bottle. I smelled the green leafy hops before the first drip hit my glass. A very crisp, green hop aroma, lots of sweet citrus. Nice pale gold color, clear, with a big cotton like head that never went away. The mouthfeel was the best, very soft, good body. The overall flavor was good, but not great (for me). There was a bitter hop finish, but not any real hop BANG that I was expecting. Certainly not over the top. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Bottle. Poured cloudy amber with a fluffy white head that lingered well. Aroma is dominated by floral and citrus hops with a touch of sweetness and hint of clover. Flavor hit me with bitterness right off the bat, big grapefruit hoppiness with touches of sweetness and a little pepper. Lingering pucker for the finish. Medium body and creamy carbonation. Nice ale over all, but I would have liked a bit more boldness in the malts to balance the assertive hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jaysus (17) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2004
12 oz bottle; this is one of those beers that "wowed" me - seriously. I will be buying caseS of this. Beautiful off-orange glow, fantastic hop-aroma, nice hop bite on the tongue and the aftertaste. I would be very happy to enjoy several of these in one sitting. Superb!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Bottle pours an orangish hue of yellow with a nice thick fluffy white head.   Carbonation is extremely lively, lacing is exceptionally sticky.   This one definately smells the part, nice hop aroma with some grapefruity and pine notes.   Initial taste shows its hop presense, yet its very mild and smooth.   Mouthfeel is very silky and full bodied for an IPA.   Quite enjoyable.   Nearing the end the hops really make their presense, finishing with a nice hoppy bitterness all over the tongue, and especially in the back.   WOW, IPAs aren't one of my favorite styles, but this one is very smooth and delicious.   Wish I had another!   Thanks goes out to ClarkVV for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Dark straw color,large white head that lasted for a nice long time leaving a nice lace behind.The aroma was faint malt but mostly pine grapefruit and Hops up the wazoo.The flavor was nicely hoppy with a mild pine presence and hops and grapefruit with a faint malt presence coming on.IMO a very nicely done IPA andone that makes me glad i bought more for later.

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