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RATINGS: 112   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Light hops and some light malt make up the aroma.Pours a very light copper with a thin off white head.Light hops stand out in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a bitter hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
C-Bus 7 Growler from turdferguson: Pours a clear copper color with a white head. Aroma, pale malts, citrus hops, and some grassy notes as well. Flavor, caramel and pale malts up front with a grassy slight citrus finish. Easy drinking and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2007
on draught at the brewery. Orange amber pour wihr a thin white head that fades fast. toasted malts, light, fresh hops. easy drinking and unoffenisve english style ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2007
Clear orangey copper, nice sized beige head. Toasty, grainy aroma. Clean, crisp hops dominate the flavor - clean mellow hops until the end, vaguely citrusy, peppery finish. Pretty tasty stuff. Sampled at 2007 Hickory Hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2007
Growler courtesy of kp sampled on 1/4/07: Pours a clear copper amber with a thin ring of white head. Aroma of earthy grainy malts and a touch of grapefruity hops. Body starts with a mildly sweet grainy crystal maltiness with some earthy bittering hoppy balance. A decent IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2007
TAP. Small white head with some lacing into orange-copper body. Aroma has a sweet smell with some hoppiness. Flavor is a citrus hop with some maltiness. Finish has a bitterness with some sweetness. Solid IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Draught during my NC brew tour. The photo here shows the IPA from Carolina Brewing Company. Are they one and the same? The Flagship IPA pours a light copper with a small white head. The aroma is spicy with grapefruit and caramel notes. A more English side comes out with suggestions of wood and paper. The hop strength and zest in the flavor is almost American, but leans more towards an English boundary of tastefulness. Some slightly leathery notes and a general taste of the outdoors are in the flavor. Very well balanced, good drink for any time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2007
A very creamy head formed and held above a bronzed copper body which itself held a light haze. Citrusy hopping suggests bitterness but a light floral quality and some caramel sweetness add a friendly twist to the aroma. Balanced flavor with an English feel. Lemon tea, not overly bitter... yes, this is a nice English-style IPA.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Orange color with white head. Lightly malty aroma with bitter hops. Flavor has hops throughout grassy earthy bitter hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Growler. Poured a moslty clear copper color with a thin off-white head. The hoppy aroma had notes of light pine, citrus and some earthy character. Malt was underneath but overall the aroma seemed mutted and dull. The flavor had a nice mix of malt and some citrus. The finish was long, dry and moderately bitter.


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