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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
While respectfully following the guidelines of this traditional British ale, we added a truly American twist. Using 100% U.S. grown hops throughout the brew, a complex variety of imported and domestic malts, and a truly unique British yeast, the result is a well balanced India Pale Ale. One that exemplifies the classic style, yet brings with it the flavors and aromas of our American hop innovations without forgetting the barley.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1670) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Slightly cloudy amber appearance with an average size white head and good lacing. The first whiff of the aroma is barleywine-ish (although the taste is not), but the nose quickly fades into the more typical spicy/floral spectrum. Mildly sweety taste, fairly well hopped, with a spicy aftertaste. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Drank this courtesy of Oldirtysurfer. Poured an amber/gold onto my Unibroue tulip. Smells of lemon, hops, slight honey and light malt. The taste is a lot less hoppy than I thought it would be, I declare this a session IPA. It isnt bad at all, there are no glaring flaws, but it just isnt a powerhouse. I recommend a 6er for a picnic, camping, etc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - JAN 13, 2007
cloudy orange with white head, the aroma is of grassy grapefruit, obviously dry hopped. citrusy flavor, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NachlamSie (3297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle. Well, the pour is quite attractive on this. Itís a medium copper hue, just slightly hazy, with a really firm white head on top that hangs around for quite some time. The aroma is very doughy with small hints of grapefruit and quite a bit of caramel. The mouthfeel is moderately sticky and I picked up notes of more dough, some fresh barley, and a bit of caramel sweetness. The hops are muddled in the flavor, but do manage to add a pleasing acidity. Thereís no real problems here like a chalky flavor or lack of balance. Itís all right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours honey orange with small white head. The aroma is floral hops, hint of pine, and alcohol. The flavor is sugary sweet with hop bitterness, but not much hop flavor. Earthy finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Hmm, well, someone gave this to me in a trade, I think as an extra, but I canít remember who. Sorry! This sat in my fridge for months... a style I donít particularly like, and one that I still always seem to have too much of. This pours a moderately cloudy orange with a very small head. Aroma is very astringent and caramel, milk chocolate. Very much like an amber, but what good should be shown in hops in an IPA is instead just a burning astringency that do the fine plants no justice. Flavor caries a bit of grapefruit with it, thank god, but it is truly unpleasantly bitter going down, over-carbonated, and even watery, feeling most like a sprucy seltzer than beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Bottle. Hazy amber pour, looks unfiltered. Big head with big bubbles. Sweet but hoppy aroma. Hoppy, floral, grassy flavor. i canít get over beers with floral flavors :( Biting palate, not smooth due to the floral.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2006
(12oz bottle) Lightly hazed amber body topped by creamy, medium off-white head. Aroma and taste are medium sweet, pine/floral, cookie/caramel. Light-medium body, light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34708) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2006
An orange beer with an orange head. The aroma is rather hoppy and grassy, from a somewhat weird hop. The flavor is like newly mowed grass, the hop note covers the palate like a film - nice for a hop head, towards the end notes of grapefruit appears and lasts for a long time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Bottle drank at the Brickskeller during RBSG 06 DC Weekend Gold color, light head and lacing. Nose of fragrant hops, citrusy and grassy. The flavor is a bit metallic and more flavor and bittering in nature. The finish is thin, kinda falls apart.

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