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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Can thanks to savvy1982. Pours with a hazed orange body and a off-white head. Great lace (ring per sip) and retention. Aromas of caramel, citrus, orange slices, lightly herbal, light tropical fruits, sort of a candyish toffee quality to it. Flavors are bitter, dry, grainy, husky and some hop fruitiness. Light citrus tea. Mandarin oranges. Not the most assertive or hoppy IPA ever, but it is nicely bitter and easy to drink (and thankfully not sweet). Medium to lively bubbles. Dry. Not exactly styled like a west-coast IPA, but surprisingly tasty for sure!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Picked up at Julio’s on 02.26.2010. A: Pours a nice copper with a bit of a reddish tint to it. Very nice tan head, leaving loads of lacing as it goes down. S: Loads of citrus, grassy, and earthy hops atop a slightly-sweet caramel malt base. I had heard this described as "baby Furious" and that actually comes pretty close. T: Some sweet malt in the background, which balances things out a little bit, but this one is almost entirely hops. Definite earthy and herbal hops with bits of citrus. Hoppy flavors, although it’s not terribly bitter. M: Medium body with a smooth creaminess. Slightly chewy. No alcohol presence. D: Very, very drinkable. Hopefully we’ll see expanded distribution on this one soon. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 03-08-2010

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 25, 2010
12 oz can courtesy of savvy1982. Thanks Kyle. pours a hazy copper color with a small white head that has fair retention and ample lacing. The aroma is strong with pine and citrus. The flavor is biter hops forward with pine resins, grapefruit, oranges, toffee, caramel and some soap. The palate is full and malty with lively carbonation. Finishes short and clean. Overall: A very tasty brew, and this is an awesome IPA from a can!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3414) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2010
pours a nice hiney color...slightly opaque...with a medium tan head...nice retention and lacing. aroma is bursting with citrus...grapefruit, pineapple, mango...also a hint of orange blossom and notes of hay. flavor is dominated by grapefruit and also has some spicy hops and earthy notes. less floral than the aroma but nice. mouthfeel is fairly oily and sticky with a very dry, lingering bitter finish. better than i expected!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Can at Fountainhead. Pours a deep copper with sticky head. Nose is piney and caramel. Resiny. On taste, nice level of carbonation, quite bitter. Caramel is definitely there but it still tastes fresh. Nice and clean. Pretty solid, though not my favorite type of IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
12oz can from Binny’s SL. Awsome looking can. Poured a clear gold color. The head was white and left some lace behind on the glass. Smelled of distinct mango, orange, and sweaty hops. Medium bodied and delicately sweet with mild to moderate bitterness. Pleasant hop forward flavors that included the likes orange and sweat. The malt bill was relatively light, but some caramel and graham cracker emerged at the end. Overall an excellent IPA in a can glad we get it here in Chicago.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lcdumchus (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Pours a nice amber color with a good hoppy aroma. Fairly strong spicy hop flavor with a hint of citrus. An excellant IPA showing more good beer coming in cans.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
12oz can, no date from Julio’s. Cloudy medium orange with a 1/2 finger yellowish white head, fading to a thick ring and film before long. Dry orange hops dominate the nose, but that’s not to say that the nose dominates much. There’s also some underlying herbal hops, moderate caramel malt backbone. Flavor keeps with the orange and herbal hops, not much sweetness from the caramel malt but enough to keep some balance. Semi-dry with bitterness peaking at a 4. Medium body with light to moderate smooth carbonation. Pretty good, though I figure this can is a few months old. Must try fresher--definitely has potential to be great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7945) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Can. Pours a clear amber orange with a tan head that dissipated quickly to the edges and laced slightly. Aroma is full of strong pine with a slight resin note and a backing sweet biscuit note. Flavor has the pine hops slightly more reigned in, but there is still a bit of resin and the same sweet malt backing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11432) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2010
12oz can-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours a thin light tan head and copper color. Aroma is pine/resin/pineapple. Taste is pine/resin/pineapple hps with some bite, secondary medium malt-caramel. Finishes dry/piney. OK carbonation.


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