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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A true "British" India Pale Ale should be light amber in color, and have a earthy, fruity hop aroma; with a wild whip crack hop bitterness, held together by a sturdy malt flavor with a strength of at least 6 percent. Chuckanut Brewery’s British IPA goes down with incredible ease. In 1790’s, the British were established in India and needed beer, which was considered a staple in every household. Brewing in India was impossible; it was too hot (this was before refrigeration) and beer that was shipped overseas spoiled on it’s journey. George Hodgson, a brewer who was known for brewing the style of Pale Ale created a stronger version of his pale beer by increasing the alcohol content, fermenting the beer fully, and adding hops to hogshead (the barrel they shipped beer in) all this made the beer sturdier for the voyage. Hodgson’s India Pale Ale arrived in Calcutta in fine shape-clear, strong, and bitter, with a big resinous hop aroma. The India Pale Ale has become famous throughout Europe as well as the United States. Original Gravity 14 Plato ABV 6.0% IBU’s 50


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2491) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2012
As part of a sampler tray during my visit to Bellingham Medium golden with a huge lasting white head..the enitre glass is coatd with the lacing as it recedes. Pretty mild aroma for an IPA, plenty of hoop flavor though and q flavoruite bitter. Sweet and light malty. A pwerfull kick but not quite the classic west coast IPA I typically expect. Claims to be more of the British variety but kind of lands in between I think.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6504) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2013
Draught at Tadg’. Amber color. Big, fruity nose, gumball and candy. Sweet, fruity flavor, nothing wrong with it but really undistinguished. A bit dull.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (6568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
Sampled on tap at Chuckanut Brewpub, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is lightly fruity, English hops and grainy. Flavour is barely hoppy, with grains - very pale ale-like. Standard and boring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Draught at the brewpub, 5.5% ABV
Light amber color, hazy; creamy white head, with nice lace. Nice aroma of hops, fruity (grapefruit and other citrus) and sweat; tea. Decent malt and caramel flavor, but missing some better malt character; balanced hopping level, the hop provides only moderate qualities; there is some light sweetness that blends well together.
Pleasant, not impressive though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2012
Soft floral and peppery nose a little tea english ale aroma. Tpuch pf biscuit and toffee. Pours amber, thin lasting head. Light toast biscuit floral hops a little pepper. Light bitterness. Biscuit lingers. Pleasant. English.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Copper amber, strong full white head, even thin lacing. Dry on the tongue, leafy and toasty, dried black tea. Hop character does not lead the way in all of this. A fine beer that doesn’t deliver on what I look for in an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6140) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
draft at the brewery. pours a slightly hazy bright golden copper. loose off white head and nice stringy lace. mild toasty nose with very soft tangerine notes. creamy medium body with plenty of wooly carb. mild toast and tangerine mid palate. soft finish. very subdued. no doubt true to style, and certainly well made. but the college kids in town head for boundary bay ipa to get smacked with hops, and ck has some trouble getting their attention with these little gem euro styles. this is a perfect example of how the american market has blown past old limits...as great as this beer is, a non beer geek would be shocked to find out ipa is in the name. still, a great subdued little old world example of the style.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2008
Golden amber,lasting beige head.Neutral nose. Full bodied malt profile, with mild but lasting hop bitterness in the finish


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