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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Just like Single Malt Scotch, our spring seasonal I.P.A. is brewed from 100% crisp Maris Otter floor-malted (made by hand!) barley - no specialty malts, no blending. This traditional India Pale Ale is heavily hopped with both Magnum and Cascade hops grown in the Pacific Northwest. Golden in color, refreshing to drink and full of hops, this beer is available from mid-February through mid-September

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (7954) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 2008 NABA. On draft. Pours a very interesting orange color with a small white head. The aroma was quite nice; mostly floral hops and light malts. The taste was really nice; a really good helping of Cascade hops, which was not really bitter, but very tasty and was balanced well by the malt presence. I have to say I really liked this beer, simple in some ways, but very well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Golden body, a white head. Hoppy and lemon aroma. Flavor is weak, bitter, with a little bit of citrus. Full for such a weak body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holdwine (1140) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2008
At Savor. Nice try, but I thought this came off a little weak. The malt gimmick shows some ingenuity, but doesn’t add much. There is a decent hopping, but nothing giving it that zing. Drinkable, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12772) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2008
(Savor, draft) Medium off-white head atop hazy straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, some pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/pineapple, some grapefruit. Medium body, some resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Draft sample is clear amber. Has a crystalline sharp Cascade fruit nose, very bright and vibrant, but I think it lacks some depth, and is less pure and clean than I think a single-hop IPA should smell. Flavor is bitter, dry, catty, and overall it’s a very drinkable IPA but again, I think it falls short, and shows why the best IPAs in the world use hops as one would use colors in a painting. Still, it’s always interesting to try a single-hop and single-malt beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2007
This was the best IPA I’ve had in months. On tap at Jakers in Great Falls, Montana, it poured a nice golden yellow but could use more head. Terrific hoppy flavor is strong but not overpowering like so many IPAs. Sweet citris taste come through and give great balance to the beer. If I lived in Montana this would be a regular choice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6172) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Several drafts at Finn & Porter, Missoula: Yellow-orange, moderately laced. Tight hoppy aroma, very floral. Sweet and tangy like and orange rind (bitter) and mandarin orange (fruit). Light yet extremely flavorful. (#2936, 5/20/2007)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2006
This was a great IPA, rich chewy maltiness that has a stand alone feel on your palate, but the hops are generous enough in the nose, lighter in the body, but still enough there to give enough bitterness. Smooth and creamy, and quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 2, 2006
Draught at The Rhino Pub in Missoula, MT
Poured a cloudy brownish/orange color with a nice creamy white head and excellent lacing. The nose is fresh and bright with some citrusy hops and a smooth malt body. The flavor is very nice with a full body provided by the marris otter along with a moderate hop bitterness in the finish. I liked this IPA, more focus on the malts without forgetting to throw in enough hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Harmon (3) - Helena, Montana, USA - SEP 28, 2005 does not count
Light clear copper color, good and hoppy with a nice balance of malt. I have had this on tap numerous times and it is very consistant in style and flavor.

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