Black Forest Brau Keller Sherwoods IPA
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
The granddaddy of the bitter category. This ale style originated when India was under British Colonial rule. To preserve the beer on the long passage to India brewers raised the alcohol content and increased the hop additions. I.B.U. 80

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - AUG 7, 2003
I found this beer lacking in balance, much to light on the palate (low malt character) and way to light in hop finish. Not very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2007
On tap: Citrus aroma with a nice hop presence. Transparent orangish-amber with a small white head. Okay lacing. Malty up front with some light peach in the background. Decent citrus hop finish. Would prefer the light peachiness to disappear. Decently balanced, but nothing phenominal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 4, 2004
On tap. Nice orange/amber color. Decent moderate lasting white head. Aroma is pine/grapefruit hops. Malt is balanced with hop fairly well. Perhaps just a bit of sharp hop flavor. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Poured a translucent orange/red color with a decent head. Sweet malt and hop aroma. Assertive bitterness held in check by big malt flavor, really nice balance. Lingering hop flavor. An excellent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2004
Pours Golden-orangish with small white head. Very hoppy nose with smooth bitterness. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Nice hoppy, rich aroma. Deep gold, not much carbonation, off white head...smallish. Beautiful lace. A little too sweet and cloying. Not bad but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Piney, citric nose that also yielded plenty of caramel. Nice balance, but more like a "mild" ala "Pride & Joy". This was also the coldest beer served at the Michigan Summer Beer Festival by far! Nice malt middle with burst of grapefruity hops at the end.Yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GregClow (3215) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2003
MIBG Fest: Orange-amber colour. Aroma of grapefruit & pine. Flavour opens very crisp and clean, with a moderately bitter finish. Not bad, but could definately use a bit more hoppiness to fit the style more closely.

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