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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2005
a better ipa then the other sc ones i had. some good bittering knocks and a fourth coming crisp character. hard water brings it to a halt. but you can drink a couple without to much notice or disatisfaction.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 16, 2005
GABF: poured light orange with a medium cream colored head. Medium hop aroma. Pretty big hop flavor and moderately sweet. Slight oxidation in the flavor-rust. Get rid of that rust and make a slight increase in hops and you have a pretty nice beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2005
(Draught) Pours a deep amber body with a moderate white head. Aroma of mild grapefruit, apple, and grass. Flavor of mild hops and carmel. Mildly bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2005
GABF 2005. Clear golden yellow body with a lasting, tight sudsy white head. Very subtle hop aroma and some apple-like malt notes. Dry, oxidized cardboard flavor with faded hops and not much malt either. Moderately bitter. An IPA should have much more life. They need to re-work this.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
light yellow color small well laced white head some visable carbonation. An odd bitter aroma sweet grapefruit and grass.. very light palate. Flavor is very mild like water w/ some weak weak bittering. Not good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ross (2078) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2005
much better than the previous ipa i just drank. a little darker pour too. taste is pretty hoppy, and fairly rich. smells of hops and grass. as others have said, its not a great ipa, but its certianly not a bad ipa. i would think that having an ABV limit really holds back the brewers from being able to make the beer better. something i would get again, but only if there wasnt something better in stock.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Pours a deep yellow color with a nice large white head. Aroma is nice and hoppy and flavor has a decent hoppiness to it. Not bad

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Clear, pale apricottish appearance, thick, at first, flush lacey head. Aroma, oddly grainy, ...I’m thinking oats, for some reason. Not much from hops. Huh. Weird. Taste: insipid. No hop bitterness, very little energy here, no presence on the palate, no finish, nothing going on...Okay, halfway in, it’s showing some promise, I can taste a hop or two, it’s feeling juicier, fruitier, getting the citric/grapefruit thing...very, very average. Get it if it’s cheap, and you’re broke. Otherwise, opt for better...

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Brewed for the Charleston Brewing Company in Frederick, Maryland. I dont quite understand it myself but the beer is quality. Tastes like a true bitey IPA with a splash of barley. Not much else to say but a quality IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rajendra82 (949) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2005
Picked up at Bill’s Liquor Store in Summerville, South Carolina, this beer poured out with a clear pale orange color, and a 1 ½ inch foamy head. The body looked a bit thin for the style, and the aroma was totally lacking in hops. The mostly grassy and earthy smell was not befitting an American creation bearing the moniker of an IPA. The taste placed an emphasis on a crisp, peppery, and pine resin like hop bitterness which was quite assertive in comparison to the light and washed out malt flavor. Went down easy and smooth, almost Pilsner like. Should be no problem finishing the six pack, but I won’t be seeking it out the next time I am in the area where this is distributed.


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