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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.


4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Hazy carbonated amber, frothy creamy off-white head. Faint hoppy aroma. Thick mouthfeel, very hoppy flavour with some malts. Bread-like. And in response to River’s rating... I do like licking envelopes.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Clear gold pour, thin white head-does not last...Floral citrus hop aroma...Medium body...Light hop flavor...Well balanced...Bit of hop bitterness in the finish...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4164) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2007
12oz bottle. Crystal copper color. Perfect foamy white head. Leaves great lacing. Deep floral hop aroma. Very smooth easy drinking. perfect bitter finish. I was very pleased with this IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3676) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2008 12 oz. Clear, burnt orange with a 3-finger, lasting head. Pleasant earthy citrus, peach, and resin aroma. Malt dominated front is slowly overtaken by the resiny hop bitterness, but still leaves some nice roasted grain flavors mixed with the bitter herb and resin hop in the aftertaste. Light medium-body is smooth and sessionable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JAN 9, 2006
wow, talk about some damn yankees. I think this beer certainly has the southern palate in mind. The only real problem I have with it stylisticly speaking is that it is a pale ale, even by English standards. One of the most refreshing IPAs I’ve ever had, and very well balanced. Perhaps an intro IPA? Color is spot on and the only real differense between this and SNPA is probably the grapefruity Cascade hop on the nose. Excellent beer, very well priced and nicely put together, even if it is a different beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4693) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Unclemattie: Poured a light amber color ale with a nice foamy head with some good retention and some lacing. Aroma of well balanced caramel malt notes with some dry hops. Taste is also a well balance mix between some caramel malt with some nice bitter hops which tends to be more dry then citrusy. Body is quite full with some great carbonation. This one was definitely better then expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours a hazy copper with a thin white head. Smells of pine, citrus, some sage. Tastes earthy and spicy with some caramel and a peppery finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Pours a slightly hazy bronze with a nicely-lacing frothy off-white head. Aroma of citrusy west coast hops and a touch pale malt. Body starts slightly sweet with a fresh citric hoppiness and a drier, crisp bittersweet finish. Pretty true to style and very drinkable, a nice IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2009
Golden amber with a soft sparkle and creamy head. Herbal, woody aroma with some toasty notes. Woody, lightly toasty character. Nice balance. Light character but good refreshment.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1797) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle label indicates this one is from Greenville SC, not Charleston. Perhaps contract brewed by Thomas Creek? Pours a clear copper gold with one finger head of nearly white head. Citrusy and piney hops dominate the nose, with some sweet malt also evident. The flavor largely follows the aroma, with a bit more sweet malt balance than a typical Amer. IPA. Medium body and moderately carbonated.


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