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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 87   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5390) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1569) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Growler. Copper in color with a nice carbonated white head. Smell of hops and citrus. Nice taste. Hops not too overpowering. A nice and drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Clear copper pour. Bisquity aroma. Floral hop flavor and a long dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Growler from Santa. Thanks!
Pours a decent amber with slight carbonation. Body is a tad thin but still exudes a beautiful luster of dark reds and heavy browns. A hint of sour strawberry is noticeable in the nose, with a touch of floral syrup atop a nice buttermilk biscut. Flavor is a rush of soured floral notes, complete with a nice, rounded grapefruit finish. The beer leaves a nice, slippery film on the tongue that allows the flavors to further penetrate the taste buds. Nice beer. I’d love to have this fresh at the brewpub. And since I now have a growler, I have an excuse to at least go to the brewery for a refill. Excellent beer; very approachable and thoroughly enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 On tap at the Cats Cradle, Carrboro. A blessed relief after the mess that is the golden ale. This one has a nice floral hop aroma, a full pleasant mouthfeel, and a dry bitter finish to balance things out. Very refreshing and solid IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Draught. Copper color, with a medium white head. Aroma is hoppy--citrus, and malty--caramel. Flavor is the same, with floral hops, and a grapefruit, pine flavor. Mouthfeel is sticky, but with a bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rman18 (311) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2008
Very tasterful IPA with a beautiful taste and texture. Surely a must try. Nice white head that lasts the entire beer. Give it a shot when in Chapel hill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Appearance: Clear golden body with a large, fizzy, ivory-colored head. Smell: A whiff of light caramel, a whiff of light citrus. Taste: Pale malts with some sweet caramel mixed in. Citrusy hop flavor. Medium bitterness. Dry, citric finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Lively carbonation. Drinkability: A beer that decided to err on the side of light, easy drinkability, but, as it offers almost no flavor or depth of character, I dare wonder what’s the point.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Draft from the brewery. Mildly cloudy copper/brown color. Mild hoppy grapefruit nose. The flavor’s easy to define: IPA, water, cascade hops, water, and a touch of water. Mmmm, waterdown IPA. Finishes clean, super drinkable, doesn’t offer a Godamn thing.

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