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RATINGS: 1267   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2005
On tap at the brewpub... Appears a cloudy dark golden amber with a frothy white head. Tons of lacing left around the glass. Smell is of tons of florally hops with piney citrus kicking around. Taste is of the same aromas and kicking much ass for an IPA. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, bitter, and sugary sweet. Drinkability...great stuff. I wish I could get this all the time. Great hop burp from this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Pours a pale orange color with a one finger head that fades to a thin cap that leaves behind lots of lacing. Smell; tons of floral hops, grapefruit, mild caramel malts. Taste; lots of citrus and floral hops up front, foloowed by a solid malt backbone, and has just a little bit of a grainy feel to it in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and a litlle slick from the hop oils. I think Dark Horse did a really nice job with this IPA, and now Iím going to have to look for the Double Crooked Tree the next time Iím in MI.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Thanks JCW. Pretty chunky when poured, copper colored with a thin, tight, white head. Aroma is a nice blend of American hops that include citrus, some grass, pine, and some decent fruit. Flavor is very nice but not as inviting as the aroma. The hop flavor is not as astounding as the aroma and comes through with the grassiness dominating and rather unidimensional. There is a nice balancing acidity and a solid, but mostly non-descript malt foundation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (9237) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2005
UPDATED: APR 19, 2007 Good grapefruit aroma, pine. Good appearance, darker yellow with lace. Pronounced leafy bitterness, too much I think. More aimed at the American Hophead type as opposed to balance. Still good effort, serviceable IPA. Complements to Dr. Jay for sharing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a fading head. Initial taste wasnít good. (Yet this beer followed the Dreadnaught) Taste improved though. Smooth, hoppy taste thereafter. Finish is mild. Not as complex as was hoping for, but all around tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2005
Bottle: Dull apple cider look, fairly cloudy, moderate off-white head, frothy, fairly nice lacing.   Resiny nose, slight caramel, touch of tea leaf.   Biscuity tea leaf flavor, hop profile is there but somewhat light, albeit smooth.   A little bit of citrus rind as it finishes.   Body is nearing fullness, mouthfeel is fairly mediocre.   Clingy hop resin at the finish, yet its not very assertive.   Enjoyable IPA for sure, but a little dirty on the finish.   Thanks Eric!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Pours a hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma is Resionous hops, citrusy grapefruit and lemon. Flavor is smooth and hoppy, more citrus fruits with a smooth dry finish. Thanks to Heemer for this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Bottle, cloudy amber pour, cause I didnít pay attention to decanting off the yeast. Piney and citrus hop aroma, didnít get a ton of grapefruit tho. Malty hoppy flavor, yeasty too (cause I poured in the yeast by accident). Smooth and well balanced. Nice IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 Pours muddy amber with nice creamy white head, mostly lasting. Nice lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus with a touch of malt. Flavor is very bitter, lots and lots of grapefruit, has earthy, woody quality to it. A bit lean on the malt end. Texture is smooth, fills the mouth. Dry finish. Beautiful beer, not to be missed on tap.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Hazy luminous golden. Rather fantome-esque in appearance. Sticky sweet aroma with some dusty, piney, grapfruity hops. Rather bitter, lean and mean maltiness dryish finish. Decent aromatics, but a bit muddled in the finish. Thanks Eric.


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