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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Our India Pale Ale packs typical IPA balls but strikes a better balance between dryness and drinkability. It’s every bit as rich but a little less bitter than other American interpretations of the breed, and here’s why. We are smarter, better looking brew masters. It also doesn’t hurt that we use 2 row barley with no goofy processing. And then we employ a 2 week dry hop process before we put it in the can, with love for you, our beer loving friends. There is no fish or fish flavor in Snapperhead. We chose this cartoon figure to represent the brand in a somewhat random marketing process we call ’non-sensical ideation’.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Vacation 8-07. 12 oz can. Golden color, fruity citrus hop nose and mild fruit in the taste. Not bad on a very hot day in NC.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20568) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2007
Canned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Dark amber, minimal head. Evident apricot aroma. Medium sweet with rather clean mouthfeel and evident crystal malt character. The hops are freshening, which helps when the body is a bit syrupy and boozy. Finishes with medium bitterness. Decent, if a bit edgy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is sweet, grainy, lightly hopped and papery. The flavor is of grapefruit and malt. The flavor is short with a medium length bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6587) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 18, 2007
Can
Appearance :Golden, bitter ale with minimal fizz on top.3-
Aroma:Sweet toasted malt with light hint of hops. To faint for good classic IPA.
Flavour/Palate: Light bodied, noticeable carbonation. Sweet malt with weak hop profile. IPA? Nah.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jercraigs (8290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
Can at Coles IPA Festival. Orange amber body, with a small fluffy white head. Muted aroma, moderate notes of hops. Creamy caramel flavour with light bitterness and not a lot going on. Average palate. Disappointing.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
frankenkitty (1963) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Pours a frost-hazed golden/amber under a short, white & creamy head. Aroma rather like Juicy Fruit gum, with some orange, red grapefruit, melon and peach as well as some pink bubblegum notes. Flavor is kind of thin, both fruity and bitter like the unripened versions of the fruits mentioned above with light pepper notes. I don’t enjoy the lingering afertaste. Kind of a let-down after a promising nose.

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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (6669) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2007
12oz can @ Coles IPA fest Buffalo NY. malty, sweet, little hop flavor. not really an IPA IMO. slight tea flavor. not real good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1866) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Sweet malty nose with very subdued citrus and mango aroma. Nice chestnut color with a quick fading white head. Lightly sweet, and crackery... more like an apa than an ipa, but still nice. Finish is a bit grassy tho. $1.85/12oz

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Can via trade with somebody as a bonus thank you whomever you are. Pours fizzy light amber with a 1 finger puffy head. Aroma is pretty dead. The taste is slightly hoppy and basically dead. Overall a drain pour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2007
Robe blonde dorée très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche mince. Arômes de pamplemousse rose. Saveurs de pamplemousse rose et de sucre.


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