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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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This India Pale Ale moves from heady hop aromas to a long, clean finish. A spicy hop character is expertly balanced by a soft malt backbone for a complex ale with rich full flavor. Enjoy the ride!


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle from the Natomas BevMo. Pours golden amber with a creamy white head. Light cat pee aroma with a little mild roast malt. Med body. Flavor is citrusy hop over caramel. Itís not strongly flavored, but it is rather flavorful. Goes a bit floral, ending more towards ESB.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Pours clear golden with a thick white head and a pine aroma. There is a tasty caramel malt flavor nicely balanced with the hop bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (3831) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
355ml bottle pours a light golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light caramel and not much else. Taste is a caramel malty sweetness with a mild spicy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Just not enough hops to be an IPA, barely even a pale ale. Not recommended, as it is just too darn sweet.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Orange-amber, hazy with a minimal tan head.. Scent is slightly sour fruit, tart caramel. Taste is dusty, bready...very dull hop bitter. Pretty awful.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3028) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
08-Feb-11 (12-oz bottle: BevMo in Solana Beach, CA) The charade continues with this "small batch" IPA, this being Batch No. 00073. All mockery aside, the IPA isnít bad. The entry is nicely balanced between gently toasty, slightly nutty, caramely malts and highly floral, spicy, and somewhat grassy hops. The beer has a modest sweetness, and the hoppy bitterness is fairly gentle in the entry, but does build to moderate levels in the long-lasting finish. Sweet, grainy malts and floral and spicy hops in the nose. The palate is medium in body, dry, crisp, moderately carbonated. Sparkling, golden-orange in color with half an inch of white head that settles to a thin layer, but leaves a solid ring of lacing on the glass. More of an English IPA than American, but itís certainly pleasant and very drinkable. Great for backyard parties where people are casual beer drinkers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (2978) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
12oz bottle 3/4/11 Batch 00073 (Whole Foods Naperville)-54į in Shaker-Pours a clear golden with a nice one finger off white head. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste of hops, malt, and some grass. This medium bodied brew is easy to drink and not too bad.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle from BevMo. Almost completely scentless beer. This beer is terrible. Tastes like dirty dishwater. Horrible excuse for any type of beer, let alone an IPA.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2384) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2011
This is an IPA and I guess that is the best thing I can say about it. It is a bitter American ale, somewhat strong but w/ nothing really compelling or attractive about it aside from lack of off flavors. It is not bright and vibrant, it is not light and drinkable. There is nothing wrong w/ it but there is nothing wrong w/ it to the same extent that there is nothing really right w/ it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (2379) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
12oz brown bottle. Pours dark gold with some haze floating around. Thin white cap that stays throughout the glass. Nose has caramel, grapefruity hops. Taste has some candy sweetness, grapefruity and piney hop flavours. Slightly bitter end, finished with lasting lemon, grapefruit and a pine hops. Medium body, decent carbonation. Pretty average IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Decent IPA part of six pack at a friendís house, i thought it was pretty decent actually.


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