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RATINGS: 3375   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrhammonds (29) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 7, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 I tend to favor the imperial IPAs, but I must say that this brew is one of the best IPAs Iíve had yet. The complex hop bouquet nose greets you immediately. While the hop bill on this is no doubt a great combination, it is the delicate bread-like malt combinaton that impressed me the most. A near-perfect brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cruchr123 (29) - St.Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2011
A little over a month old bottle so still pretty fresh. A- Really nice appearance, one finger off white head, very clear dark golden yellow color, splotching lacing, nice carbonation. S- The aroma is really nice, smooth, very refreshing, juicy fruity flavors (peach, grapefruit, citrus) piney hops, nice malt backbone. T- This is just a quality year round IPA, really balanced, solid fruity flavors, big grapefruit, pine, citrus, nice malt presence to balance it out, this is just a really balanced IPA. M- Medium/light mouth feel, well carbonated, really smooth, extremely easy drinkability. O- This is the craft beer that started it all for me; Iíve had this so many times and have always forgotten to review it, just a quality beer that I will always fall back on, always reliable.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beeraverse (28) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Amazing balanced beer, which drinks really fast as a result. The hops are multi dimensional and interesting. The Malt is full and a little sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopScripts (28) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Overall one of the most balanced IPAís on the market. Mixture of malt and hops give this beer a unique yet amazingly balanced taste. Head remained constant and aroma is one of the best available. Again, balance is one of the best elements of this beer, which is excels in throughout. Body was very strong as were almost all aspects of this beer. Highly recommend.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rcarroll2 (28) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2003
May be my favorite IPA, has a great hop/floral aroma, very thick head that stays throughout, pretty complex but great tasting brew

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
layyze (28) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Lovely IPA. Current favorite for this hop head. Well balanced hops - citrusy with a bitter finish. Simply a joy to drink.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EHGsean (28) - CANADA - MAY 1, 2009
Fantastic beer. A wonderfully crafted, gold-orange pour with dense, white head and some lacing. Finishes dry, with the help of a grapefruit citrus hop profile.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ders0 (28) - , Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
12oz. This is one of the best beers Iíve ever drank without a doubt. Pours a dark gold with a nice head. The aroma of this brew is off the chain and I want to just stick my nose in the bottle after opening it and inhale for hours. The hops are out of control, but not too overpowering. Awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluegrassburke (28) - Crested Butte, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2010 -Date Tasted: 1-7-10
-Rating : 4.2
-Brew Date/Batch# : 9499
-Mode : 12oz. bottle
-Source : St. Louis area grocery store
-Appearance : Pours clear light golden nectar
-Aroma : Excellent flora/piney smell right of the bat
-Flavor : Nice balance of flowers and pine with nice citrus tones in-between
-Overall : I would like to see this IPA bottle conditioned, oh the potential. One of the finest IPAís Iíve been privileged to drink. Why donít they distribute this nectar where I live. I think this IPA beats any IPA brewed in Colorado. I donít like the Midwest but I do love this beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suliman (28) - USA - JUL 17, 2011
Picked up from Conch Island Liquors in Key West. Aroma of hops, floral, and some grapefruit. Taste is well balanced with some bitterness.


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