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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Cloudy orange hue, no head. Nose is citrus and piney hops on the west coast spectrum. Flavor is strong hop-malt balance, finishes with modest bitterness and light fruits. Medium-bodied, a nicely bitter IPA with strong malt balance, bitter and quaffable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2530) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Growler courtesy of ROBORB. Thanks! Pours clear amber with light white head. Smell is yeasty, herbal and dank hops. Taste is clean, herbal, earthy, grassy and hoppy. crisp bitterness. medium/thin body and light c02. decent IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chandler0201 (640) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Golden pour with thin and quickly dissipating white head. Citrus and bitter notes in the flavor, but a bit watery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2009
On tap @ brewery. Pours a golden color with a thin broken white head. Light earthy hops on the aroma, some wet grains also. Taste follows suit, but the weak malt backbone is more apparent. Pretty weak.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (3746) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2009
On draft at the brewery. Orange pour with some head. Some floral hop on the aroma. More bitter than flavoring hops I’d say. Very average. Almost like a homebrew. But this was definitely the best thing they had on draft.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2009
On tap at the Cat’s Cradle... great accompaniment to a Superchunk show. Old school. Pours amber orange with thin foamy white head. Hoppier than I remember. Nice citrus, but a bit skunky as well, and backed with a bit of malt. Slick mouthfeel. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2009
On tap, this beer poured a nice copper color with a 1 finger head. The smell was not overpowering but there were faint aromas of citrus, hops and malt. The hop profile is not overly drying and I found myself ordering it again and again. This was a very easy to drink IPA. Get it on tap if you can find it.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8364) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2009
On tap. Pours a clear nut brown with a small tan cap. Weak aromas of grapefruit, roasted nuts, biscuity malt. Taste is full of hazelnut and Brazil nut with powerful bittering hops. Pretty full body overall with a nice buttery finish. Wish there was more balancing hops rather than just dry hopping with Cascade.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (4996) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Copper pour with foamy white head and lace. Medium hops on the nose. Medium malt apples with a medium to full bitter finish. A tad foamy for me but still a pretty decent ipa. I thought I got ekg hops on the nose and was surprised to see the cascade note.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2008
A somewhat unusual IPA, this brew sports a highly bitter hop profile, but with relatively little aroma or flavoring hops. Hop profile has a bit of grapefruit and is highly resiny. The finish is long and heavily bitter, but there is ample malt character to temper the otherwise harsh finish. A pretty beer, this one sports a thick off-white head atop its coppery brown body.


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