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RATINGS: 1213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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It’s not as heavy bodied and malty as many IPA’s, 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Murky dark orange-copper color with a medium off white head. Aroma is light to medium and from hops... fruity, peaches. Flavor gives you a second or two of malt and fruit and then gone leaving you with moderate hop bitterness. The flavor that is almost there could be good if stuck around. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
Orangy amber colour large puffy beige head lots of sediment strong hop flavour flowery aroma... great flavour but the palate is watery still decent though

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Orange. Strange smelling, hoppy with a large emphasis on fruits, apricots and peaches in particular. Not much in the nose besides hops. Flavor is more of the same. Straight hop juice and not much else. Hoppiness brings forth various fruit notes (apricot, peach and lemon). Dry. Severely lacking malt flavor and body. Fizzy. This sucks.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Aroma is sweet grapefruit hop induced goodness. Good amber hazy with a thin head on it as well. The hoppyness is a good sweet bitterness, but the overall mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side for an IPA. However it does have a nice floral presence that makes it above the par for an IPA. Another good showing from this brewery, I wish I didn’t have to drive to Michigan to get a six pack.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4770) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Dark copper coloured body with orange highlights and a thin white head. Aroma of pure hops-tons of pine & grapefruit scents with some malt noticeable. Medium-bodied; Spicey and strong pine hop flavour with floral and grapefruit twangs as well. Great bittering aftertaste-shows some true character. Overall, a great IPA-a nice treat from Michigan and great to try with Jon[R888710]. Many thanks to my mom for picking this up from the North. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 18-September-2004.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dime86 (6) - Jackson, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2004 does not count
Yellowish -orange color. Full flavor with citrus aroma. Went down very smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Tap. Hazy orange color. Big citric hop aroma. Medium bodied. Balance was nicely done between malt and hop. Hop finish wasn’t overly bitter but long and pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - SEP 18, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2004 Cloudy earthen clay color (yellow/orange/brown) with a very small, gently subsiding residue of cream bubbles. Smell is delcious pine, peach/apricot and fresh summer grass: delicious. Taste is dry and watery and not sweet at all. Very bitter. Lots of pine cone/needs dominate. A little bit of roasted malts arrive on the end of the palate along with just a tad bit of sweet malt. Purchased at Merchant's in Dearborn, MI by my great friend jgb9348

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2004
A decent IPA. Pours a nice vibrant orange color. Aroma is grapefruit and pine. Flavor is much of the same. Nice silky body. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlabastorJones (805) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Smells slightly hoppy and kinda skunky, thick unfiltered look, great piney hop flavor, but seriously lacking in the palate, which is watery and nothing-ish, which is the only thing that really brings it down, drinking this because we couldn’t find the kind of crooked tree we were really looking for, who’s got my headies?


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