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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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BJís own handcrafted classic American-style India Pale Ale made with six hop varieties. An intense hop aroma with balanced bitterness. Now available year round.
Formerly Tempest IPA


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 13, 2010
A: The pour is a hazy amber/copper color, a bit too dark for my liking when it comes to an IPA. A finger or so worth of khaki colored head. S: The nose starts off nicely with some tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. Thatís about where the pleasantries end. After that I get some bubblegum, very sweet caramel malt, and toffee. T: Intensely sweet to begin, and things donít change too much. Thereís a weird spice flavor like cinnamon and nutmeg. Lots of sweet, caramel malt and toffee. Thereís a bit of bitterness, but not a very pleasant one. M: The body is medium to full with the carbonation a bit on the low side for an IPA. D: This was pretty awful, especially for something that should be easy to do, like an IPA. No real hop character to speak of...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2085) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
On tap in Boulder. Copper color with a white head. Nose of citrus and a touch of pale malts. Light bitterness from piney hops. Decent enough to qualify as an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2010
Clear golden with a medium off white head. Hoppy nose with notes of grapefruits and lemon. Flavour was dry and hoppy with notes of grapefruit, pine and toasted malt. Finished dry and bitter. Not bad. Fine drinkability. More like a pale ale than an IPA though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3904) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Draft at BJs Bakersfield. Nose of floral and citrus hops and medium caramel. Clear orange with a medium glass lacing off white head. Flavor is bitter with a citrusy note and a nice bitter finish

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Amber copper, aroma of earthy hops, low bitterness yet decent hop flavor, low carbonation made it almost seem flat, decent lacing improves appearance rating. Overall a low end IPA that doesnít completely suck.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma of grass, herbs, pine, and citrus. Flavor of caramel, grass, grapefruit, pine, and earth with a dry, moderately bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5414) - Utah, USA - MAY 7, 2010
On tap at BJís in Concord
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts, pine
Taste: Sweet malts, citrus and some metallic
OK, best of the 3 beers BJ beers I had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
On tap at bjs. Pours a hazy golden color with a white film. Aroma is floral and citrusy. Flavor is smoothly hoppy, citrusy, with a balancing hop background. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2010
Pale amber-gold pour. Fresh pine and lots of dry-hopped resinousness and heavy citrus. Orange peel and grapefruit flavour. Moderate bitterness but the hop character is bright and clean. Pretty nice, simple IPA

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
On tap at the Escondido location. Maybe their lines are bad. I thought it was just swill beer, but thereís a number if intelligent rates here that donít sound like the piss I drank. Bitter and sharp leftovers. No sweetness or hop character at all. Bland and one-dimensional.


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