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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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India Pale Ale is a style of ale noted for it's alcoholic strength and bitterness.. Amber in color, this ale offers the drinker a highly hopped, bold beer whose full flavor dances on the palate.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - DEC 28, 2006
On tap.
Pours a lightly hazy orange-yellow with small white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is surprisingly sweet with a dash of citrus and some pine. Flavor is a very sharp bitterness that verges on dish-soap bitter that clashes with the ample malt sweetness instead of the two complementing each other. Strange. Sticky palate verges on cloying. Somethingís a bit off here and I canít quite put a finger on it; yet itís still a pretty OK beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2006
This poured a cloudy light copper body with an off-white head that vanishes quickly, lacing the glass as it does so. The aroma is a watery caramel with sweet apples and a mild PNW hopping. Kind of watery. In taste itís more of an APA than an IPA, a fairly even balance between the malty sweetness and a grapefruit & pine bitterness. It finishes on an earthy, bitter note. Sessionable.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 draft - Pours coppery with a medium sized head. The aroma is citrus hops. The flavor is a pretty straight up citrus hops IPA with decent balance, though a little lacking in the malts. The finish is moderately bitter. Itís simple, but good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2903) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Draft sampler at Broad Ripple. Big where it counts, in those northwestern citrussy hops we know and love. A bit grassy after that. Cloudy coppery appearance with a big piney smell. Thatís all I wrote? Must be getting to the end of the sampler platter. Very nice beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kevin (2155) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 13, 2005
tap at the brewpub. clouded tan pour. hopped up pine aroma with wet leaves. burnt hop taste with grass and more pine, refreshing somehow. rubber finish. one dimensional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3743) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2005
On tap at the pub. Murky copper color with a big bubble cream colored head. Nice fresh hop nose. Very expected grapefruit rind bitterness with the right malt support. Very good with the food there. Solid IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Unique brewpub IPA. Not much hops in aroma, more bready, malty. Fairly pale IPA, surprisingly hoppy in bitterness and flavor, comparable to, but better than, Grantís IPA. Appropriate light carbonation (uncommon in most IPAs), quite dry on the palate. Very addictive belt of bittering and flavor hops - one of the bitterest, yet most drinkable IPAs on the planet. No surprise the owner is from England.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (11915) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Draft as part of sampler at Broad Ripple. Clear amber color with a medium white head that diminshed slowly. Medium hoppy aroma. Medium body. Good flavor of hops with a medium bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2005
From a growler filled two hours earlier, by John Hill, owner of the Broad Ripple Brew Pub. Darker orange with off white head. Great hop flower aroma, strong citrus hop presense. Stronger citrus hop flavor but not as overpowering as I thought it would be. Some minor malt sweetness at the back provide a little ballance. Medium body and very bitter and a little to sticky at the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11170) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2004
Golden IPA with a light hoppy aroma. Very intense hops, dry and bilous. Needs more malts for balance. Lots of lemon and grapefruits. Metallic finish.


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