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No mere beverage could satisfy the thirst of the courageous and gallant soldiers who stood guard over the colonies of the British Empire. Their thirst could only be quenched by a full-bodied hearty Ale; an Ale balanced with rich flavorful hops. We are proud to offer our interpretation of this English style India Pale Ale for those who loong for the time when once your duty was complete, the taste of a fine Ale was reward enough for a job well done.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ekarmst (44) - Ames, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Yikes, this was not a good choice on my part. Old, over attenuated with too much carbonation and just flat out lacking hops and bitterness. This beer should be kept local and not shipped to the Midwest.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
radarsock (1055) - Vermont, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Single 12 oz. bottle supplied by jcwattsrugger- many thanks! Was an extra in our IP trade in Nashua. Iím quite sure heís already given me this before, but I just havenít ever gotten around to rating the blasted thing. To wide-rimmed tumbler, it pours an amber orange with which a filmy off-white, quickly diminishing head 1 finger in length stood. Aromas of cilantro, body odor/gym socks, ferns, Bible paper, burnt plastic, and hop tincture. Tastes the same (minus "body odor", which can be and should be described as "sweat" pertaining to its flavor), with the addition of pine cones, DME, and caramelized onions. This is not how an IPA should taste. Bitter, strange and unpleasant. Minorly malty-sweet by mid-palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (3158) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
12 oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep golden with a decent, rocky yellowish head. Aroma: Sweet malts and buttered popcorn (diacetyl), slightly fruity and resinous, the malt sweetness borders on cloying. Palate: Medium+ body, slightly relaxed carbonation. Flav.: Icky-sticky sweet malts, fairly prominent diacetyl, resin/pine/pepperiness; sweet with reasonable bitterness and a dusty, sweet malt finish.

Meh. Hopnotically meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
smboselli (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Hey, they're getting there. Followed it with a belles brown and thee was really no comparison. Sure different styles, but you can taste the quality difference ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (3130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2014
This is kind of backwards from the trend in IPA these days, which is to say it is really bitter and does not have much hop aroma. It is a cloudy orange brew w/ a fine-bubbled white head that leaves nice little spots of laces. There is a bit of pine-resin hops in the nose but itís mostly nutty, lightly oxidized malts. This is way on the sweet side for the style, sticky and almost syrupy w/ mild carbonation. As a form of balance, I guess, it is also quite bitter w/ a heavy earthy, resinous hop character. As you work your way through the glass, it seems to somehow get even sweeter and the finish takes on a bit of a metallic character. This does not seem to have any major brewing flaws aside from that oxidation in the nose so Iím thinking that this is just a bad recipe. If you are into really sweet and heavy beers, I could see you liking this but this is just a bad example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (569) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: June 20, 2014... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: Oís/Yanks renewed, and Blatt is named new Cavs coach...APPEARANCE: light amber, effervescent body; creamy pure white head that stands firm; inviting with nice spiraling lacing... AROMA: sprucey with some citrus scents; a bit of grapefruit, apple, melon and otherwise, agreeable... PALATE: big, full-bodied presence that demands attention on the tongue and teeth; a pulsating aftertaste, almost an aftershock... TASTE: a well-balanced approach here,, with grapefruit,, apple, melon, mellow sweet malts and a bit of yeasty funk--a tasty balance... OVERALLL: a strong, memorable experience throughout, with enough punch and balance ti please the palate--a local brew delivers a winner....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (4614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at Jamesís. Pours hazy amber, dry and sweet, dry toffee, quite bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1893) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange into the glass, with a sudsy ring of lacing that travels down the glass. The nose is of caramel, leaves and herbs. Flavors have caramel, light citrus, pale malts and finish with a lightly sweet/lightly herbal bitter. The body is medium and the palate is semi-satiated with the complexities of flavors. The quaff is easy enough, and active with carbonation. Not a bad example of the "original" British IPA. Good job!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
keanex (1560) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Appearance: Mildly hazy orange hued with golden edges. The head is dense and light tan, short with decent retention. It settles into a dense coating.
Aroma: Slightly orange, slightly malty, and a slight tart orange tinge to it. The aroma isnít bad, but boy is it bland.
Taste: Mildly bitter with a floral edge to it, the malt base is mild without much flavor. Tastes like a poor homebrew.
Palate: Full-bodied and mildly carbonated.
Overall: They should stop brewing this. Itís just not very good. I wouldnít even recommend this as an entry level IPA when there are so many better pale ales around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle from Weis lewisburg. Pours orange with very little head. Doesnít leave much lacing. Has a little but of pine on the nose. A little bigger pine note on the tongue but still pretty subdued. Finishes clean. Eh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matty (229) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark gold color with a thick slightly off-white head that hangs around for a while. Aroma is mostly pine hops with some caramel malt in the background. Taste is the same with a slight hop bitterness in the finish. Not bad.

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