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RATINGS: 71   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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 16, 2006
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that was very long lasting and left behind a transparent softly carbonated light copper colored body and an excellent lacing. The aroma was mild hop. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained nothing but notes of strong hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5557) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2006
On tap at the brewpub in Vegas. Has a light copper appearance with a light white head, slightly pale for an IPA. Light sprucey nose. Good, balanced hoppy bitter flavor, not overwrought with citrus but enough to let you know it is an IPA. Also a hint of some caramel and toffee. Decently thick mouthfeel. Solid brewpub IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2006
On tap @ Chicago poured a hazy gold with a lasting creamy head. Aromas of tangerine, orange, light pine and carmel. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavors of tangerine, grapefruit rind and light carmel with a dry lingering bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Pour is lightly hazed golden with a thin white head...smell is piney and soapy and slightly floral...taste is mildly bitter and fairly well balanced with some malt flavor holding it together...thinnish I think...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2006
A great little IPA, with a very evident citrus hop nose, and a very sweet candi sugar maltiness. Velvety rich mouthfeel, with alot of texture and a really nice balance of flavors. Finshes clean and bitter

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Sampled at the NABA 06 Fest: Excellent head and lacing. I never got a chance to see the color as the head never dispersed and these opaque white plastic tasting cups are certainly subpar. Nose is super hoppy, citrusy and fruity. Flavor is pleasant, nice dry hopped character. Full body, has that sweet candy cane like balance to complement the nice hop resins and oils floating on top of the beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Mountain Brewers Beer Fest 2006. Lack of appearance judging reflects opaque plastic sampling cup. Great dry hopping in this IPA. Heavy pine and grapefruit from the hops balances grains that are a bit on the straw side.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4567) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Love the smell though it doesn’t last long. This beer maintains the head better than almost any I’ve ever seen, including Belgians. Some pretty good hops in the flavor, but a little too much malt. A like it a lot, just don’t love it. A very bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 2008-09-08, draught at the brewpub, 7-4-7-5-15=38
Hazy amber color. It has a good hop aroma, not too strong, fruity and resiny. Medium body, with a strong toffee flavor and extreme hopping, very resiny, aggressive, a bit fruity too. Very good.

2007-10-02, draught at the brewpub, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Cloudy golden color; creamy head. Hop aroma, very grassy, wet field soil, manure. Good body strength, smooth mouthfeel, strong malt flavor (like a good Pils) overwhelmed by a powerful hopping, with a lot of hop oils and some resins. Extremely long and strong final. A bit strange but very good, midway between an American and English IPA: stronger hopping and body, but not so fruity. Fuggles touch too!

2006-03-26, draught at the brewpub, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Golden color. Fruity hoppy aroma. Good body, malty, sweet, round, and a good amount of aromatic and resiny hops. Good.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2006
22 oz. draft at the 4 Queens. Very tasty with good long finish. Probably would have enjoyed the taste even more had I not been smoking cigars in the casino all day. Heck of a deal too at $4.00 for 22 oz. mug


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