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RATINGS: 534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
An ale fashioned to survive the long voyage from England to India during the British colonization. Hops, hops, and more hops, this ale has an intense aroma and a long lingering finish. Drink as an appetizer on its own, or pair it with any hearty dish. A beer for the connoisseur, this is the Brewmaster’s choice. "Cheers!"

Malts: UK Maris Otter, Superior Pale Ale Malt, Carastan Crystal Malt
Hops: German Magnum, Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe
Colour/Clarity: Amber to Orange, Bright. SRM: 14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrishDish (4) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2011 does not count
nice hop filled nose that hints at grapefruit. nice citrus, green flavor. Bold but not over powering. finishes with a bitterness that stays with you

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2011

Can 355ml.

Light unclear medium orange color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grapefruit, peachy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, orange, overripped orange, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110129]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (444) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Cloudy tangerine hue with creamy white head, decent lacing, light pine nose, light honey malt slightly overcome with citrus hop taste not complex enough to say which fruit, nice balance, medium pillowy body, medium to light bitterness and finish, could drink more, would buy a case for the right price

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2011
12oz can. Pours a crystal clear, deeper golden colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is grassy and piney grapefruits with a nice, balancing, sweeter crystal and caramel malt. Some resins, tropical fruits, and juicy oranges. Flavor is similar. Juicy and resiny citrus pines and grass with some tropical fruits. A lighter, sweeter crystal and caramel to balance, but the hops definitely take the forefront of the flavor. Some florals and a touch of honey-toffee before this finishes with a higher piney bitterness. Dry with a lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light, somewhat oily body and a soft, moderate level of carbonation. Overall, a pretty nice IPA. Well hopped with a juicy citrus and a lighter malt sweetness to balance. Solid and sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2011
Can 355ml @ fonefan
Pours cloudy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of caramel and fruity hops. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Can 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Enjoyit. Pours a hazy amber with a creamy off-white head. Citrusy nose. Medium body, sweet fruit and citrusy hops with a massively bitter finish. 290111

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (790) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2011
On tap at the Alibi Room. Pours a clear, light amber with minimal head. Citrus hops, sweet malts, smells appetizing.solid carbonation and bread malts add balance. Added grain on the finish.pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (1939) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
Okay dark gold clear body with a modest pillow of head. Aroma is sour hops, a fair amount of complexity amongst the hop aroma. Flavour is a mix of sweet and bitter hops with just a touch of malt. Dry finish, good mouthfeel, a fine IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2011
The beer pours a transparent but rich amber with a creamy looking white head. The head receded fairly quickly two about one fingers and from there retention was incredibly long. The aroma is dominated by citrusy grapefruit in which you can also detect both pine notes. The grassy American hops are evident in the aroma. The taste is just loaded with hops and and an overpowering amount of grapefruit. I kid you not - every sip I took just confirmed that this beer tastes predominantly like hoppy grapefruit. The flavor is not overly complex but you can taste the malt character which has hints of caramel. The finish is bitter hops. The mouthfeel is relatively smooth and the beer is well carbonated. It is an easy beer to drink if you are accustomed to and enjoy the bitter characteristics of an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 My Bottom Line:
Hoppy resins and their citrus fruit prance atop lightly toasted and honeyed malts in this beautifully dry and bubbly quencher of an India Pale Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-Sturdy foam laces around the clear light amber.
-The tropical fruit personality is not too intense; just aromatic enough to delight the senses at every approach.
-The bitterness is resinous and levelled by the rest of the brew’s medium intensity (for an IPA, that is).
-This may not be the most complex IPA out there, but it is simply beautiful from aroma to finish. I want more of this!

Can and from the tap at Alibi Room.

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