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RATINGS: 1247   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
pinkzambia (1542) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Bottle: This brew is narley looking - it is quite cloudy with a fluffy, pillowy, white head. It was sweeter than most IPA’s, but still had a good hop balance. It also has a used saddle taste to it which I guess could be good or bad, depending on who you are. Not bad, but I wasn’t impressed or anything. Thanks Indiana_Red for the share factor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Very enjoyable IPA. Crisp, refreshing, perfect for a weekend on the lake during the hot summer. Pour was orangish/tannish. Nose big on grapefruit citrus. Pine plays a big role in flavor as well as the citrus. Well done IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
Mild grapefruit, orange blossom aroma. Opaque orange-tan with a partial cover of white head that leaves some lace. Resinous orange, pine-spruce and grapefruit hop flavours explode in the mouth. Moderately strong lingering bitterness. Sweet underlying cookie dough maltiness. Medium body with lively, prickly carbonation. Draft at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2005
12oz - Aroma is crisp carmel malt, citrus, and floral hops. Pours a cloudy orange with a medium head that leaves great lacing. Flavor is a nice balance between the malt and hops that is easy to drink. Palate is a bit sticky and tart but still smooth. A pretty good ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2005
bottle from Pailhead. TY this one started out with much anticipation and promise after looking at it and smelling the aroma. with a hazy amber pour and a white head that lasted all the way to the finish,followed by an aroma of sweet citrus and mouth puckering grapefruit, it was a bit downhill after that. the palate was thinner than most and the flavor just a tad sour for an IPA. I’d still be happy to drink several of these on a hot summer day

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6142) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
Clearish light yellow body with a small white head. Coniferous, citrusy and sprucey nose proposes this lime peel hint that is not unpleasant. Actually a surprising apparent maltiness in mouth. More alcohol than you’d expect too just as it is fairly sweet for all those fuelic herbal hops. Ultimately too sweet, moderately carbonated, light-medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Cloudy orange with very active carbonation building a large creamy white head. Aroma imeadiately puts up a plesant citrus hop aroma. Gives the impression that this beer will have some hop strength. Also noticable is a light floral aroma and malts. Great hop presence fills the mouth leaving a sharp, but not harsh. There is also a decent sweetness. Hops turn a bit harsh through the glass. Goes from a more plesant sweet floral citrus to a stronger and more sticky grapefruit based hop. This is a nice IPA from a brewery I’m discovering makes great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rpostma2 (2) - Hudsonville, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2005 does not count
A seriously bitter IPA with a heavy hop bias--not a beer for the faint of heart.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 15, 2005
12 oz bottle. Dark orange gold color. Small white foamy head. Aroma is citrus and floral hops. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and floral. Medium to highly bitter India Pale Ale. This could b a Pacific Northwest IPA. Hops are way over the top but not as bitter as one would expect. Nice balance. Good finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2006 Bottle purchased in December 2005 and consumed July 2006.
A little bit of age has made this stunningly admirable. Lovely, semi-hazed and dull caramel-orange in color with a resplendently clinging khaki tinted head. Aroma suggests all that’s beautiful and right in this world - sugar sprinkled ruby red grapefruit, papaya rind, crisp mango butter, pulpy oranges smeared on pine branches and a freshly cut, wet spring grass abatement. Huge flavor force. Spicy caramel, pine and bittersweet grapefruit surplus. Peach and cream cheese danishes give a fruity-bready combo that’s simply delectable. Rounded, thorough malt backbone. Wholesome clementine and apricot lightness amidst the chewy caramel ribbon, with an ever-so-slight hint of butter pecan. Perfect carbonation and a semi-oily duality meet blissfully mid-mouth for indescribable sensations. Moderate bitterness adheres and abates citrus flavored corn flakes and piney-orange Fanta-esque flavors. A+.

On tap at the brewery, July 2005.
Unfiltered, pale orange with a modest white head. Aroma rules: grapefruit, nectar, botanical gardens and lemon grass. Nice smooth hop bouquet. Sweet honey accents fuel a fresh cut grass persona to make this a staple of the style. Bitter, absent of other flavors, finish.


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