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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A full-bodied, copper India Pale Ale. Fairly strong alcohol content and an aggressive fresh hop quality. Original Gravity 1.084


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Cask at Elysian’s SBW Firkin-Firkin throwdown (vs. Pizza Port Poorman’s). Pours hazy orange amber with a small white head. Strong aroma, taste, and finish of pine and grapefruit. One of the better beers of the day, and the toughest call- I liked this one just a little more than the Poorman’s, which was also good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2420) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Draft in Seattle. Nice NW hoppy start on a huge orange beer. Malts start to overpower for my taste. lots of orange citrus, heavy, sweet and coating. Pretty crisp and very drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Tap at the Boundary Bay. Poured an orange accent amber body, very slightly hazy, and with a finger of foamy white head. It has a pungent grapefruit and spruce aroma with hints of sweet malt. The taste was exceedingly coniferous and citric balanced out with a mellifluous malt character which was also subtly caramel and biscuit. I didn’t find it excessively bitter but rather bittersweet at the end which lingered along with a slight resin and alcohol aftertaste. I also found it to be pleasantly warming. I would rank this above Pliny the elder. They’re close but the malt in this one is much more appreciable and balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 15, 2008
If this was available in the Bay Area, it would have regular rotation in my fridge. Unfortunately, this was a one-off after going to Brouers. This one has some nice, soapy, aromatic hops in it. There’s a nice biscuity flavor that comes out later, after the hops have faded. Slight banana nose in this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2008
On tap. Pours a coppery amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is floral and hoppy, with a hint of citrus. Flavor is very hoppy, floral, with some citrus (grapefruit?) in it. Bitter finish. This is a bold IPA, and is not for anyone who is hops-impaired. I’d like to pair this brew with some spicy food, such as chicken breast cooked with jalapenos, onions and bell peppers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2008
Tasted @ the Uber Tavern in Seattle.
Copper colored brew. Sweet malty aroma with some hops. Very floral, hoppy and some sweet fruits. Some bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (4175) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2008
My notes emphasize the word "traditional." My recollection is that this one kicked all the other IPAs’ butt that night. Nice and hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, some toasted malt, and fruity floral hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, toasted malt, and a bitter floral finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: February 23, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark copper, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with a touch of piney sweetness and lots of floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of sweet pine sap, touch of hot alcohol, floral and earthy hops add balance, light bitter finish

Date: September 05, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Aroma: sweet and peppery aroma, pine and citrus
Body: thin body
Flavor: sweet pine flavor, peppery alcohol

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Appearance: Pours a medium amber body with a thin, white head. Smell: Pungent grapefruit and floral aroma with some notes of caramel. Taste: Sugary sweet caramel malts. Citrusy grapefruit taste kicks in. Some flowers. Moderate bitterness. Peppery alcohol taste on the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A decent Double IPA.


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