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Clipper City Reserve IPA

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A full bodied ale with a rich, hoppy aroma and distinctive lingering finish. Bottle Conditioned for extra complexity.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Beer exploded on me a bit. Lots of carbonation. What was recoverable was tasty, a bit too carbonated. Some spruce and maples. Rated 2/20/03

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Clipper City Reserve IPA India Pale Ale--2002 12 oz. Bottle. 5.90% ABV. 22 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Malt of the Earth Beer of the Month Club Selection. Clear thin bright amber color. Rich floral citrus hop toasted front. Complex biscuit caramel dry crisp Pale Ale body with dry sweetness. Tart earthy hop citrus end. Sampled 5/7/2002.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3057) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Arlington VA is where it all started. Hoppy, copper, great aroma, a pretty good IPA

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: IPA
Date: 05/17/1997
Source: Brewfest, Richmond VA

slight floral hop aroma, light ale with a touch of lingering bitterness, more of an esb than an ipa, not much character at all

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 2/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.3/5.0
Score: 4
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of florals, fruit, and maple syrup. Nice balance of hops and malt with a hint of corriander.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy orangey amber color with bubbly but thin off-white head. Aroma is full of malts and citrus notes. Flavor is a bit sour, and maltier than any IPA I’ve ever had, I think. However, the hops have a definite presence as well. Tastes more like an ESB to me than an IPA, but its unique and pretty drinkable. Overall, not bad, but not great.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2003
had it at Looneys Pub in baltimore, it was called Looney's Fighting Irish ale, absolutely deliciuos

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2003
reddish-bronze color, weak head....little stamina. Very floral aroma. Taste was hoppy and peppery on the tongue. Nothing super original, but a well made WCIPA for sure!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 7, 2002
nice IPA. bronze colr, malty slightly floral aroma. rather sweet initial taste that develops some hop character towards the finish. mellow and malty compared to most IPAs buty still a good drink.


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