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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed as a medium India Pale Ale, this full-flavored moderately hopped beer has the strongest hop character of our ales. Made for hopheads and new beer aficionados. The grist composition is 94% Pale malt, with the remaining grain bill consisting of carastan malts. The finishing Mt. Hood hop addition in the whirlpool gives this beer a good hop character without becoming excessively bitter. The beer is fined instead of filtered so the hop character is not stripped away.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6729) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Draught. Body is light amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. I’d personally put this in the APA category, but who cares?

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2004
On tap at RAM, Schaumburg,IL: Dark amber with clumpy patches of white bubbles on top. Thin bodied, slightly caramelly middle, nice big citrus hops at the finish, but nothing upfront in the nose.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2002
Not spectacular in any way. Odd attempt at balancing the malt and hops that led to a decent, but unexciting beer.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2003 Bitter, IPA, whatever it is it sucks. Smelled some grapefruit hops, and then that's all I tasted. Bitter finish, but this just tasted like water and hops to me. This brewery SUCKS.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Orange color with brown overtones and a thin, white head. Resiny hop aroma that remind me more of Columbus or other C-hops than the Mt. Hood mentioned in the description. I smell pine, citrus, and grapefruit not white pepper. There is also a toasty aromatic malt underlying the hops. The malt character is quite odd (biscuity, toasty, highly roasted but not burnt). This malt foundation for the hop flavor is distinct but does not match well in my opinion. The acidity from the hops creates a rather obnoxious overall flavor when combined with the other flavor components.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jaymobrown (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2006
At least the hops are something new. One dimensional. Hazy orange and bitter, but that’s about it. I guess some taste is better than none. Sweet as it stuck to the tongue.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Amber coloured. Clear. Sweet pungent hop aromas with clearly a lot of malts. Nose is very sweet. Suprisingly little citrus notes as this peer is supposedly hopped with Amarillo hops. Cloyingly sweet malty body. Not really a typical IPA. It also does not have the effervesence that it really should have, so the hops are lot in the maltiness. Finishes syrupy. Low in carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
That1Guy (2055) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra. Meh. More like a semi-hoppy, quite poopy amber than a ipa. Not exciting at all. Just boring and kinda nasty.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2010 Tasted on tap at the Fort Collins Horserooth location. Clear, light burnt orange appearance. Pretty light hoppy aroma. Bitter, floral hoppy flavor. Quite dry and bitter finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Pours murky dark yellow with a small white head. Smell slight juicy citrus. Taste bitter, thick, and oily Thicker bodied. One dimensional and boring.


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