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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This Traditional IPA is a hophead’s dream. The distinct sharpness of British hops and moderate alchohol are balanced by a dry, malty profile and crisp flavor. The result is a brew as smooth as a sunset paddle on the glassy waters of Lac Du Bay. Seasonal March - October.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4505) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clearish, dark amber body with a foamy, off-white head. Smell: Cinnamon sticks and sugar blended into a scent of grainy malts with a faroff hint of lemon. Taste: A flavor of toasted grains, but with no real sweetness present. Instead, you’re treated to a fresh spice component tasting of cinnamon and maybe even nutmeg. Again, there’s those grains. Medium-high bitterness. Neutrally flavored finish that just sorta ends. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Okay, at best. Those IPA just didn’t do for me one bit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
12oz bottle. Deep amber color. Nice hop aroma. Aged well. Very good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 24, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy prown with a yellowish tanned head. Sweet and quite bitter with aromas of caramel and malts. Mellow hoppiness with a bit of floral aromas. Medium bodied. Strong sugary and somewhat bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (2460) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2008
Which hophead would that be? Poured with a great frothy, foamy head and some lace. Head lasted for a while. Interesting dark amber clear color. Picked up some bitterness in the nose and flavor, but not really so hoppy. Big burnt sugar characteristics. Good beer but not so much as an IPA. Wonder why they went with this as an IPA. Having a bottle of this at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, Wis. USA.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2008
Bottle. Pours copper/brown with a thin off white head. Not much of an aroma, mostly caramel and earthy malt. More malt in the taste, sticky caramel, slight bit of hops. This is smooth, but not a "hophead’s dream"....at least not this hophead. Still, not bad overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2008
No hops. Poured brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate. More of a malt bomb than anything. No hops present. Still wasn’t bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2008
12oz bottle. Nice combination of English and US hops on the nose. Plenty of wet grass and leaves, but a touch of citrus around a rich, bready malt base. Pours quite dark for an IPA. Looks quite nice actually. Decent head retention and some nice drippy lacing. Sharp, earthy hops at first. A distinctive toffee malt base with just a touch of bread crust. More perfumy and floral hops near the finish. Medium bodied with an earthy dry finish that lasts for quite a while. Thanks Andy!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Super dark for an IPA. Musty, nutty, fruity mild hop aroma. I get some watermelon(?). Big toffee flavor which glides into a mild hop flavor. Fairly bitter. Definitely an English IPA but well done and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pepsican (1520) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Darker amber than most IPAs, thin off white head. Aroma is very hoppy with some toffee. Flavor is hops, tofee, nuts, citrus, caramel. Finishes bitter with a good amount of carbonation. No hint of the abv. Nice!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2008
12 oz bottle Amber in color with a small off white head. Aroma is very buttery with some caramel and floral hops in the background. Taste is buttery, and a bit stale with some sharp vegetal hops and musty grain.


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