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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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The history of India pale ales date back to the 18th century when British troops occupied India. Beer was made in England and sent to the stationed troops. Pale ales were popular beers at the time and had to endure a six month journey to the distant country. Spoilage was common and one way to prevent the loss of beer was to add more hops to the existing recipe, which are an excellent natural preservative. The addition of more hops made pale ales stronger with a higher alcohol content. Basically, India Pale Ales are stronger over hopped versions of it's cousin, the Pale Ale. The style has grown very popular in this country over the years and can be found all around. Our IPA is more aggressive than most with a high hop aroma. The taste is a true hop bomb. The IPA appears somewhat cloudy because it is unfiltered, leaving every bit of flavor in the glass.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2009
Sampler @ 4 Queens, Vegas. pours amber/copper, white head. Aroma, good hops, but comes out with an aroma that had too much bad medical like smell. Taste, hops are just strong here, with a great pine forest character. Finish gives a lingering bitter mouthfeel that come sout being too spicy on the palate.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhatB420 (603) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2009
The brew that hit the palate was no where near the delightfullness that I expected. Sampled straight out of the brew pub at the vegas locaton, this beer has nothing more to offer than a name. Highly disengaged.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2009
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, resiny. Tastes lightly bitter and resiny with a chewy caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2011 on tap-pours a retaining white head and gold/orange color. Aroma is herbal/pine hops, some medium malt-caramel. Taste is herbal/tannins/pine/some bitter citrus rinds, some medium malt. Dry. 3.2 * on tap @GABF-Aroma is orange/resin. Taste is orange/resin/dank, 2nd light/medium malt. 3.7

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - DEC 26, 2008
On tap in vegas 4 Queens on the Old Strip: Poured a hazy gold color. Smell is pine and citrus. Taste is sweet carmel and hops. A little dry going down, but still very refreshing. The best one they had on tap at the time. Little too pricey as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
torourke (7) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2008 does not count
This is my favorite beer at the Chicago Brewing Company at the Four Queens. It’s floral and fruity with plenty of hops added after the boil. The mouth feel is a little light for me and that is it’s weakest point. I’m guessing that the hops are the C variety (Cascade among others.) This is a light refreshing IPA and well worth the coin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Pours a slightly hazy dark golden with a tiny buubled white head and nice lacing. Aroma is lightly sweet caramel malt, big pine and citrus. Flavor is light caramel malt flavor and a nice complement of NW American hops. Somewhat unbalanced, if I had to put my finger on it I would say that very high alpha acid hops were used in the late kettle additions (Warrior or Columbus).

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2008
(Sampler @ 4 Queens, Las Vegas, NV): Pours a pale yellow-amberish color. Some white head, lasting. Very little aroma, maybe a little IPAish, bitter. Good bitter taste. A little too bitter. Some grapefruit, piney.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantomasus (200) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2008
From a growler. Pours a semi-cloudy amber with a bubbly white head. Smells of hops, apricots, and fresh cut grass (in a good way). Taste is hops and more hops. I like it.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2008
12-1-07 tap at brewery.
Slight hoppy apricot smell. Pours a watery thin yellow color. Very light in weight and flavor. Highly metallic in taste and in finish. Not enjoyable to drink - feels like I am licking a stainless steel appliance.


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