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RATINGS: 3340   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2002
Probably the most hop flavor I have ever tasted in an IPA. Very crisp and a little tart, the hop flavor definitely dominates. This beers starts out with a bit of sweetness and finishes bitter and stays bitter for a long while. Definitely worth getting again but only when I have an extra craving for heavily hopped beers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Amber1 (32) - USA - DEC 17, 2002
copper, golden color with a slight haze. nice, big aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Intense hops bitterness aroma...similar to many barley wines I've had...Avery Hog Heaven comes to mind. The color is a nice hazy yellow-orange with a large frothy white head. The flavor is more sweet...lots of malty goodness with an intense hops kick...grapefruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2003
Big creamy cloud like head, very cloudy light brown color. A sharp but pleasent hops nose, with ton of flavors. Thanks jsquire for sending me this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5184) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2014 (Had several more times over the years - it’s a dang good IPA, but there are plenty of better ones out there) Cloudy golden color, high carbonation, small but creamy head - citrus and hops in the aroma in abundance - flavor is very woody, with heaping helpings of various hop varieties that coat the tongue much in the way malts would do in a sweeter beer (it’s an odd sensation, but enjoyable) - great hop finish, not overly bitter, with some hints of cedar - this is an excellent IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2003
Another fine brew from Kalamazoo Brewing Company. Good hops, with a lemon-citrus flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Good IPA. Just the right amount of hop flavor. Wasn't too over the top.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Pours a light amber, with a small head and some light lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma flowery, slightly citrusy with a slight sweet malt hint. Taste sweet, hoppy, malty, hoppy again, sweet again then slightly bitter, in that order. Not as bitter finish as I like, and also a little thin in the mouth feel for my IPA tastes (but I fear I may be jaded by the bigger, imperial IPA style), but nonetheless a very drinkable ale. The mouth feel is perhaps not thin, just different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2003
Golden cloudy, orange almost, huge head frothy tan. Alive and animated. Citriusy and sour like a grapefruit, but still hoppy in the nose. Medium body. Hoppy with a touch of citrus, almost just the acidic part of the citrus but still quite enjoyable. I was kind of pissed off with this one. When I opened it, the head exploded out of the bottle. Wasted about half of it. Bust still a lot of fun to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (948) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Very hoppy, yet somewhat sweet. Great hoppy aroma with some fruitiness - lime maybe? Some white lacing in the glass. Almost done and still hoppy. Very good stuff.


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