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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Our organic IPA uses Tomahawk, Cascade, and Centennial hops for a rustic, rough-hewn hop character that pairs great with food or relaxing among friends. Prominent citrus and pine aromas and bitterness that is not over the top balances this medium bodied copper-colored brew.
2010 vintage 6.0% abv


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Ruby color, no head, no lacing, light carbonation. The nose is vegetal, asparagus and salty dough with caramel malts. The flavor is crude, sweet and coating. Not my cup of tea (or beer in this case). Finishes stale, uncarbonated, a bit of biting bitterness, cloying sweetness.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Bottle. Pours a slightly opaque deep amber to copper color with a smallish off-white head. Fair lacing. Aroma is pleasant, lightly caramel and fruity. Light-medium bodied with fair carbonation. Brodie nailed the harsh and near soaplike bitterness and flavor. Completely overdone with whatever hops were used. Not near a British IPA in my opinion. Things were going well until actually drinking the beer.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Pleasant aroma, fruity with resiny hops, a little caramel in the background. Hazy copper color, thin white head. Smooth malt flavor balanced with resiny hops. It finishes with a harsh, repulsive, soapy bitterness, though. Itís so bad it I donít think I can finish it. I donít know why I bother buying organic beers. I donít think itís possible to make a decent one, and this beer just supports that notion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 4, 2005
12 oz bottle. Nice hazy copper pour, thin white head, aroma is sweet citrus, floral hops. A bit of the earth in this organic ipa providing some character, not to a degree of dislike for me though. Nice sweetness in the malt, floral cascade hops, balance is good. A pretty good west coast IPA that I would have again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2005
22oz bottle, reads certified organic. It presents itself as a deep copper with a firm off-white head, leaves a bit of belgian lace on the glass. Smells of rich caramel with light pine and citrus. Flavor opens up slightly bitter, caramel appears, lots of pine and slight grapefruit hoppyness. Medium to light on the palate and finishes dry. This is a pretty solid IPA, doesnít really stand up against the big boys, but it is by no means a bad beer. I would like to sample this fresh on tap sometime.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1716) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2005 From the bottle.

Pours a cloudy amber with a reasonable head. Both the aroma and flavor are all pine and pepper, with hints of apple in the flavor. The palate is smooth, buttery with a bit of bite from the carbonation. The hops are not in-your-face, but certainly present enough to make this a clear and enjoyable IPA. Not a bad effort, though also not among my top choices.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2005
12 oz bottle purchased as a single (with some complaining by the cashier) at Whole Foods. Pours mostly clear orangey brown color with a moderate fluffy beige head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is pretty faint and predominantly earthy hops, some dustiness, hints of citrus and toasted malts in the background. Decent IPA flavor, nice sweet caramel and fruity malt backbone with more of the earthy hops along with grapefruit rind notes and some pepper and spiciness in the finish. Medium body and moderate to prickly carbonation. Not a bad beer overall, Iím surprised that so many have rated it so low.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Nice clean copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly cirtusy and has a decent malt profile. The taste is a bit off indeed. Clean and generous and decently hopped until the end, where it gets to taste soapy and spoiled. This is quite unfortunate. It is just one mark off from being a really solid good IPA, but the end flavor just kills it.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Iím really not a fan so far of this brewery, two beers and both have tasted infected. This IPA pours amber with an offwhite head. Massive hops throughout, but a big ol funk in the finish made it taste dirty and sour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2005
This is pretty much a hop free IPA. Not bad, but if youíre looking for hops, go elsewhere. Much more malt sensibilities in it, especially the aroma. Sweet flavoring, with more malt highlights. Easy on the mouth, but not something Iíll look for.


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