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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16595) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
15th February 2014
Scopey 5K Tasting in deepest Croydonia. Can thanks to Leighton. Light haze on this amber beer, small white head. Palatenis smooth and dry. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth dry malt. Citric peel bitterness. Good balance. Smooth dry finish. Pretty drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13627) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Pale gold lasting white head. not a great aroma bit stale. Ok hop later.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of florals, grass, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of grass, orange, lemon, bread, and caramel malt with a moderately bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2009 on tap-pours an off white head and yellow gold color. Aroma is citrus hops-grapefruit/lemon/floral. Taste is somewhat bitter citrus hops-grapefruit/lemon/floral, secondary medium malt. Good session English IPA. 090130-rerate 3.3

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Flagship IPA
Date: 12/19/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear amber, frothy beige head, lots of drippy lace, sweet fruity aroma with light citrus, lots of nice hop flavor, nice light bitter finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10847) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Can shared at the Scopey 5K tasting. Picked up at the Good Bottle Co. in Charlotte, NC. Pours clear gold with a white cream head. Bready nose with bits of ripe orange. Medium sweet flavor with further bready malts, light dried orange, perhaps some leaves and pine. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Light rindy orange bitterness to finish, dry bread, pine needles. OK.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10515) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2013 Dunkel säuerlicher Antrunk, in dem der Hopfen in den Hintergrund rückt. Malzig, sehr bitter, zum Ende aromatischer. 10/11/9/9/9/9

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9919) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - 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.


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