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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - 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 (9163) - 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 (3336) - 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 (10501) - 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.

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 (2574) - 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 (649) - 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 (3960) - 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.


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