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RATINGS: 1213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Itís not as heavy bodied and malty as many IPAís, in contrast the palate is more crisp and dry. If you consider yourself a "hop-head" you owe it to yourself to grab this beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2007
A standard IPA, probably worth getting again. Light citrus, some hoppy resin in there. Nothing overpowering but easily drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4230) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Prominent west coast aroma - sweet, caramel, western hops. Medium diacetyl. Very cloudy. Big head. A very good AIPA. Bottle. McNivenís, Indianapolis.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Bottle: Pours a murky orange/copper color with a min. white head and quite a bit of sediment. Mild citrus scent with faint hops lurking. Taste is much better than it looks or smells. Picked up quite a bit of pine and citrus hops that starts sweet and ends with a good hop finish. Pretty good IPA from a brewer I hadnít tried previously.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Pours a hazy golden orange color with a medium white head. Grapefruit aroma with piny hops abound. Taste is citrusy with a malty backbone. Grapefruit and caramel are most prominent. Good but lacking that IPA bite.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2007
12 oz bottle VIA sliffy at Mystery Swap 2.0 (thanks man!). This pours a hazy unfilter orange with an average sized beige head. Nose is strong with citrus and pine. Taste like it smells with some added orange peel, but it lacks a decent malt backbone. Body is way too light for the amount of hoppiness here. With that said, it is actualy smooth, but like a smooth hop tea. Carbonation is medium. I love hops, hops and more hops....but there needs to be at least some body..this one lacks body bigtime.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Sammy: Poured a cloudy dark beige color ale with a nice big foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of piney and citrus hops is quite overpowering but also very enjoyable. Taste is a mix between some nice caramel and toffee malt with some huge bitter piney hops. Body is quite full with what appears to be low filtration. I am actually surprised at the rating since I thought this was actually a lot better then the norm.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - APR 23, 2007
Wow! great I.P.A, smooth and well balanced like the description says. This brew was more like a pale ale with a dry citrousy, piny taste , the hops are malty and toasty. Look was hazy and the lacing was awesome with a sticky look to it. Had this with a green sauce steak burrito which only made things better. Highly reccomended. P.S just because itís not overly hoppy does not make any less than your average i.p.a.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3258) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2007
Bottle from tjthresh, thanks Tom! Pour is orange copper, with some haziness to it. Aroma is pine hop and citrus fruit. Taste is delicious, very smooth with a nice balance between the hops and the malt. A nice, straight forward IPA, well done!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2007
Hazy orangy copper with a thin to nothing white head. Piney mango hops and slight alcohol over a significant malt backbone. The sweetness is very well balanced with the hops and alcohol. A good low carbonation and nicely slightly sticky. About where I want an IPA. The flavors are pretty much in line with the aroma, but a few little flaws come out. The big piney mango hops and slight alcohol are still over that nice round malt backbone but now I see this is a bit too biscuity and toasty for an IPA. Not unpleasant, but not quite spot on. the finish is toasty with alcohol, the lingering aftertaste has a floral bitterness. I also notice some diacetyl. Not bad, Iíd drink more of this.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2007
Pours murky medium orange with tiny particles. Aroma is mainly of grapefruit and lime hoppiness. Flavor is balanced twards bitter, with a long hop finish. Light to medium bodied, watery.


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