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RATINGS: 3394   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bilzmoude (19) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Smells floral.. hoppy... like a good IPA should... almost of pine. Beautiful light amber coloring... Creamy head with pretty lacing. POW! The bitterness hits you right in the jaw. Bitter in the front and in the back. Too bitter for my tastes, but perfectly characteristic of the style. I am rating this higher than I like it, mostly because I know what a good IPA should taste like, and this is it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2006
unimpressive beer for bellís standards. pours light yellow and hazy with decent head. starts off with fruity textures and ends with a bland bitterness of a generic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2006 Wonderful floral hop aroma. Pours out with a nice bubbly and slighly lacy head... slight haze to the fine deep gold colour. The flavor is heavily hopped (as would be expected of an IPA), sweet mild fruity tones, very inviting for the next taste. A hair bit on the bitter side for the aftertaste but overall an excellent IPA..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oycpff (93) - USA - APR 27, 2006
On tap at richos - Pours a hazy copper with a creamy ivory head. Lots of draping lace down the side of the glass. Smells of cirtusy hops and light fruity malt. Taste is dominated by intense floral and citrusy hops. Thereís some light pale malt crispness in there but this brew is all about the hops. And while the beer may be unbalanced the hops flavors are nicely balanced with each other. Bitter and sweet citrus intertwined. Long lingering bitter aftertaste and crisp. Taste leaves you craving more. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Pours reddish-yellow with off-white head. Strong citrus malt aroma, with a well developed hoppy flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Bottled. Pours a hazy light amber with a substantial yellow-white head with plenty of lace. The aroma is citrus and tropical fruit, with the smallest hint of pine. Medium body with medium carbonation. The nicely rounded taste starts sweet, with oranges, bread, apples, honey and toffee. The IPA-level hops finally show up in a bitter aftertaste. This is a really tasty, absolutely sessionable beer, but I have a hard time seeing it as an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2006 Aroma is a kiss of sugar sour apple hops. Looks a deep amber gold, small fine white tight hed with sponge cake bubbles. Bitter, a little fruity, not too complex, a little over-bitter masking any potential flavor. Slightly metallic palate. Not to my taste for IPAs. Re-rate: nice juicysweet citrus aroma. Pilsnery pale gold with whitecap head. Tastes like a big sweet orange with a mild , smooth, creamy hop finish. Moderate-light alcohol presence. Overall a better flavor, palate and experience than my first drink, but still not a top experience, a solid IPA without major flaws.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 17, 2006
I think Iím a victim of circumstance. Or at least location. First of all, big thanks to moejuck, that stud of a trader. Now my dilemma. Being located in Northern California, Iíd say Iíve got access to some outstanding APAís and IPAís. While this really is a good beer, I just donít think itís an IPA. I know, I know. You say Iím used to all that extreme West Coast IPA. Well, yes and no. This just doesnít have that IPA bite to it. But I digress. Aroma is malty, yes and hoppy. Theres a little caramel in the nose, but also itís a bit tinny. Appearance is solid gold in color. Looks great! Mouthfeel is very full, round and yet soft. The flavor is a nice malty/hop balance with an astrignent finish. A good beer no doubt. An IPA? Hmmm...I think not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2006
This was a fine beer. Aroma was fruity. The taste was smooth and the hop taste was of mild hops and creamy malts. Slightly thin with a mellow finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2008 pours with a medium head, with an aroma of apricots and floral hoppiness. The taste is quite the same. It is a great beer on tap, but I couldnt quite imagine drinking more than 2 of them.

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