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Champion Missile IPA
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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An American India Pale Ale, with firm bitterness and intense citrusy hop aromas. Made with 2-row pale ale malt and dry-hopped with Simcoe, Cascade, Summit and more for the full experience of an American IPA.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (480) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
On tap at Champion. Light aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is pretty piney and grassy. Nice palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (2676) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
On draft at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with a lacy off white head. Floral hop nose. Flavors of citrus, pine and grass. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Moderately bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Keg @ Champion. The pour’s light amber with a small head. The nose is super pissy. Nicely vibrant pacific northwest hops. Lemon sherbert. A bit of herbal funk. The taste is dank MJ, green shoots. General biomass. More lemon. Nicely expressive, vibrant. Not overly malty. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, this tastes fresh, tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Sampled during CBC 2013. Orange pour with a small khaki head. Light hop aroma, some citrus, pine, grapefruit, light onion. Lightly bitter flavor, a bit too much malt for me, some citrus, grapefruit. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (3436) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Draft at Craft Brewers’ Conference 2013, Washington DC, Footy orange peel aroma. Hazy amber, fine floaties, thick head. Orange peel flavor, Easy carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (753) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Oranges, limes, apricots, and light caramel on the nose. Red-orange hue, with white head, and decent head retention. Good bitterness, and well-balanced and well-supported by the malt backbone. Full-bodied with lively carbonation and a snappy, bitter finish. Maintains the traditional IPA style while incorporating some big hop features.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear apple color with a large creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, herbal, earthy hops, pale malts. The taste is pithy lime and grapefruit, other citrus and some resin notes. Medium bodied with a lingering bitterness. Definite West-coast style IPA. Solid beer.


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