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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Originally, this intensely hopped ale was brewed in the 18th century to survive the long sea journey from the cooler breweries in England, around the Cape of Africa to India where the temperatures were too warm to brew. This beer has a unique floral aroma from the generous addition of Cascade hops to the fermenter in a procedure known as dry hopping.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3206) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle shared at Scopey’s 5000th rate. Another can cheers to Leighton. Pours clear orange with a white film over the top. Nose is heavy biscuit, honey and orange. Taste is stale oranges and old biscuit. very hard toffee forward. Spritzy carbonation and quite bitetrsweet. Ok

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (7180) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Can, thanks to Leighton. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is sweaty, musty, urine, orange and fart. The taste is orange, tangerine, grapefruit peel, doughy underlying sweetness, resin and dirt with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smells pretty nasty, but taste is OK.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThirstyBird (1663) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2013
Thanks John! Pours a hazy orange color with a cream color head. The nose is fruity, earthy, floral. The taste is floral, fruity with some earthy tones and some caramel malt. Light/medium body and nicely carbonated.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10951) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2013 Dunkel säuerlicher Antrunk, in dem der Hopfen in den Hintergrund rückt. Malzig, sehr bitter, zum Ende aromatischer. 10/11/9/9/9/9

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
scotchzombie (355) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Pours golden and slightly orange with just a rim of head and good wet lacing. Aroma is minimal and indistinct; maybe some bread and spice. Taste is bread, mild pine, hops and all bitter on the back half. No citrus or depth of flavor. Innocuous; OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5653) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Albany, Ga. - Warehouse Package Store - 12 oz can. Medium orange pour, slightly hazy, thick eggshell white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Aroma has a hint of spruce with some ripening fruit funkiness. Flavor has some nice bittersweet citrus notes, some apricot sweetness, some orange marmalade. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Not bad, needs some polish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2948) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Tap in Chapel Hill at the brewery, decent ipa although hard to compete with all these cali ipas ive been drinking out here, good for NC though

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (3529) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
From a 12 oz can served at the Open Water Grill in Avon N C. Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. Mild hop nose. Bitter flavor but not very flavorful.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1078) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Draft at the brewery. American pint. Pours a golden amber color with a slight haze. One finger white head. Some lacing. Decent aroma of pine, citrus and some malts. Taste similar with pine, light citrus and a balanced malt. Medium-light body, bitter finish. Moderate carbonation. Nothing special but not bad. Good for a small local brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Poured from a can into an IPA glass. It’s a beautiful golden color with a fluffy, white head. Aromas of floral hops that give it an herbaceous, cut-grass smell. It tastes almost like a hopped-up cream ale, but it has a sharp hop bite at the end. It’s a very good introduction to the classical IPA style. It doesn’t do anything special, but it is well-done.


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