Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Draft. Pours orangey amber with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor are mild caramel malt, citrusy piney hops. Mildly bitter. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6425) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2012
On tap, clear orange color , husky with some corn and malt as I warms , finish is ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12401) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
A hazed amber IPA with a thin white head. In aroma, noce floral hops with orange pulp, caramel malt, quite nice. In mouth, a smooth floral and citrusy hops, with biscuitty malt, very nice and classy. On tap at Twin City Brewfest August 13 2011.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Below average beer. I have had this from brewery a lot but most recently at twin city taps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (21914) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus floral aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jason (1821) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2011
on tap at the brewery. poured a dark orange body with thin head. aroma is a slight citrus scent. flavor is toasted carameland slightly bitter. full body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Tap @ Doubletree - Durham, NC: Cloudy, unclear copper color with no head. Aroma of mild hops and eggs. The flavor is weak for an IPA. Hairspray and way to malty for an IPA especially in the aftertaste. Ok, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2011
Poured on tap into a shaker at the Mediterranean Cafe in Chapel Hill, NC. Pale yellow orange beneath a one-finger head, this beer gave off a decent hop aroma but tasted and drank more like a nice pale ale. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, but I don’t really look for effervescence and sessionability in an ipa the same way I would in an apa. Tasty enough, but certainly nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (4041) - 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.

   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.

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