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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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
nickd717 (3477) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear bright copper color with a white head, nice retention and lacing. Herbal and citrusy hops on the aroma along with a little bit of sweet malts and maybe even a tropical note. A bit of passionfruit comes through on the flavor to go with the orange/citrus from the hops, and a substantial caramel maltiness sits behind that. Medium-bodied with some hop resins on the palate. Now here we’ve finally got a decent beer from these guys. This one is not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2010
On tap at the Durham Bulls game - pours a light copper with a thin white head. The aroma is grapefruit, grass and caramel notes. Taste is slight grapefruit and some floral hops. Comes off more as an English Ale to me - but pretty tasty regardless of what you call it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Growler poured into a Portsmouth tulip glass produced a two finger white head that faded fast to nothing on top of an amber colored brew. The brew was a little sweat in the nose with the yeast coming out as the dominate characteristic. There was a light hop note present as well but not as pronounced as most IPA’s. The flavor followed the nose; it was mostly sweet malts with a light hop bitter in the finish. It had a medium feel to it with good carbonation for coming out of a growler. The brew drank real well I sessioned the growler myself through out the course of a night. I enjoyed every drop and it went well with all the appetizers’ available. If I was at the brewery I would gladly do the same

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of florals, grass, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of grass, orange, lemon, bread, and caramel malt with a moderately bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1349) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2010
On tap at Ebb and Flos on Bald Head Island NC. Very nice visual appeal with modest head that holds, afair amount of lacing, light amber color. it has a mild fragrance of hops, but not one of the more fragrant types. Hops is well balanced, with ginger, pear and spice notes. Carbonation level pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2010
Thanks to eyedrinkale. Pale amber pour with a thick white head. The nose has a bit of light hoppiness. Some soft earthy woodiness and a touch of light fruit. There is a bit of spicy/resiny bitterness on the finish. Crackery malts. It’s pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Growler shared by Eyedrinkale: Pours a hazy deep golden with a thin off white head. Grassy, vegetal and spicy aroma- quite dry with a light mint suggestion. Light crisp body- a touch oily. Very dry flavor with a soft crystal malt background. Spicy, grassy, vegetal qualities with a resiny back. A spicy and easy going, dry IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009 Big pine hop aroma. White head. Golden coloured strong in alcohol and hoppy. Slightly creamy on the palate with a little dryness in a bitter lasting finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3046) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Serving: Draft. Appearance: Amber color with a pillowy white head. Good head retention and decent lacing. Aroma: Nice pine hop nose with notes of citrus, grass, and herbs as well. Flavor: Hop forward as it should be. Lots of pine, resin, citrus, and a touch of earthiness. Some citric sweetness on the malt side. Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a long, bitter finish. Overall: Not a bad IPA! This one won’t blow you away, but it is certainly a respectable, sessionable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8214) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Draft sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber color with a large head, decent head retention and very nice lacing. Big resiny aroma with some herbal and nutty notes. Taste is resin and citrus hops, and green apple. Medium bodied.


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