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RATINGS: 725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This big, rich IPA features Simcoe hops which give it both a fruity, piney hop nose and a clean, ringing bitterness. IN-between, the malt flavor is slightly caramel for a touch of malt sweetness. This IPA is well-balanced and very expressive with hops.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear, dark, warm, amber golden with an off-white head. Lightly floral hop aroma. Medium body with some caramel notes, but otherwise completely dominated by dry and lightly fruity aroma hops leaving some bitterness. 290307

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akaufman (16) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
Nice hoppy IPA. Definitely taste the pine and bitterness. It stacks up with many P NW breweries

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2007
Bottle: thanks Trev Poured a rich looking deep amber-orange ale in the glass with a puffy, stickey meringue cap that stacks and lasts...laces the glass well. Glorious Pac-NW nose: Grapefruit, pine and sweet malts. Medium body... juicy mouth feel...fruity-resiny character...well balanced. Big malts in the front are then flooded with juicy citrus and cedar cascade hop tastes..well balanced fruity tastes ride on a substantial caramelized malt spine...finishes with moderate bittereing and caramel tastes..delicious! Incredible balance in a big hopped APA...totally hides its alcohol and so is warming and smooth. I saw one comment here that said this was "as standard as it gets"..but I think ,far from being standard, this is as good as it gets in defining the Pacific NW APA and if there is anything "standard" about the big juicy APA it’s that this is the standard others should follow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1628) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2007
Glassy copper pour. Crystal and pine aromas. Hints of grapefruit and biscuits. Smacking citrus flavors of orange, with some pineapple shades. Light crunchy malt cereals. Medium body, crisp and quenching. As standard as standard gets.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RJBennett (52) - Hibbing, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2007
grass, amber, brown, clear, aminimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, but not overpowering

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Beer pours a nice orange amber color with a big, totally retained off white head. Aroma is citrusy but more in an orange way. Flavor is intially just bitter, but then a really nice juicy, citrus hop flavor kicks in that make things end up quite nice. I would definetely buy this if it was available locally.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3470) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 19, 2007
From a 12 oz bottle, poured a nice orange to copper wth a medium white head and average lacing. Nose of citrus and floral hops. Mouthfeel is medium and flavor and finish nicely bitter. Overall an average IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iradog (32) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Pours an auburn medium dark color and has a good amount of head. Very nice aroma witha good balance of hops with a slight grapfruit kick.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennisjoel (1182) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
In a head to head IPA tasting, this was the first of the beers we sampled. Copper colored pour with a thin head. Nose is grapefruit, apricot, and some caramel malts to balance it out. Taste is lightly bitter, palate is simple. Overall a middle of the road IPA, not something I will seek out in the future, but not bad by any means. This finished 7th out of 10 beers in the tasting.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1248) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Approximately 4 oz. sample from a 12 oz. bottle at an IPA tasting hosted by tennisjoel. This was the first of ten IPAs we tried, all of them American craft brews. Hoppy aroma features citrus, pine, and floral notes, all of which are also prominent in the flavor. Pours an amber color with a moderate amount of short-lasting off-white head. In addition to the elements present in the aroma, the flavor is yeasty and contains a slight lemon sourness. Medium-bodied, buttery, and lively but subdued in the palate. This is a solid, prototypical IPA. It was my seventh favorite in the tasting, but I also would consider it the most traditional (American) IPA in the mix. If a non-beer drinker wants to know what an American IPA tastes like, this would be a good beer to which to direct him.


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