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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (8903) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 9, 2009
This hazy golden ale poured with a modest off-white head and a pine aroma. There is a decent caramel malt flavor, but itís pretty thin. There is significant hop bitterness at the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
Bright hop nose. Light malt. Strong mouth drying all hop flavour. Apricot and citrus. Very hoppy, airy, no body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Guest tap at the Lewis & Clark Brewery: Hazy yellow-orange with a thinnish head. Mouthfeel seemed a bit light, but the beer sure had a lot going on. Malts were rather earthy and funky-wholesome, with elements of grain, nuts, dark toast, bread crust and tree bark. Hops were pretty bold as well, with notes of pine, medicine, grass, plants and flower petals. Finish was rather bitter, stark even. Overall, I did like some things about this IPA, but I think it can use a bit more polishing. It just seemed somewhat rough around the edges, and its balance could use some work.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (8177) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holdwine (1159) - 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 doesnít add much. There is a decent hopping, but nothing giving it that zing. Drinkable, but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13021) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9064) - 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 itís 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, itís always interesting to try a single-hop and single-malt beer.

3.9
   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 Iíve 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6255) - Yorktown, Virginia, 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)


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