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RATINGS: 172   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3900) - 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 (11975) - 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 (5215) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
On tap at Modesto BJís. One of their seasonal beers apparently. The body is a nice golden oragen color, clear with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is light pine, a touch of bready malts, a a bit spicy. Flavor is where this beer really shines, and the piney/grapefruit hop bite was a welcomed flavor. Really nicely balanced with the malt backbone, there was some earthy flavor to the beer. Really nice with my cuban sandwich.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2009
On tap in Cinci. Pours a medium golden color with a small white froth. Aroma is fairly nice, some fresh hoppiness, piney and lightly citric, some grapefruit. A solid caramel malt character balances. The flavor loses all of that hoppiness...well most of it. You taste the big malt caramel and toffee characters, then get some hops but they are pretty subdued, barely contribute and bitterness especially in the finish. Medium body and a crisp carbonation. Almost tastes like a pale ale, I think this would be a good beer for IPAís drinkers who donít like a lot of bitterness, whoever those crazy people are!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
emagana (38) - Fillmore, California, USA - DEC 10, 2009
had a chance to taste this beer at the BJs in burbank. pours a light copper with light carbonation. the aroma is a forest of floral hops. very inviting. very drinkable with a lingering hop residue that covers the palate. a treat for those that enjoy IPAs that dont taste like rocket fuel. cheers


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