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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2008
12oz bottle bought in Madison back in August before the GTMW. Aroma is pine, tangerine, tropical fruit along with a nice dose of yeast. I forget how bad this Chimay chalice is for tasting hoppy beers... Orangey, copper color. Lots of residual yeast in the bottle, especially around the neck. Taste is woodsy and piney, with some bready and biscuty flavors and some light roast. There is a hint of citrus as the beer warms. I don’t really get much of the citrus and tropical fruits that were hinted at in the aroma and I think the beers suffers for that, but it is still a decent IPA. Dark Horse said the beer is inspired by West Coast IPA’s and I can only wonder what West Coast are they talking about, maybe Lake Huron’s west coast?

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle from Styles: very cloudy orange apperance with a nice rocky head. Taste of grapefruit with a nice malt backbone. Very grassy undertones. Smooth mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8099) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Cloudy orange appearance. Smooth, milky, silky texture, then a bit crisp on the tongue, with some dank, moderately bitter and grassy hop juice. Reaching the back it does show a bit of age, or some other defect which gives it a bit of a wet wood and cardboard note. Still, a fairly nice IPA that uses the hops well, and I imagine it’s excellent fresh from the keg.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Bottle: Pretty good IPA. Aroma and flavor of hops. Not overpowering, but definitely there. I would definitely drink again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Bottle from pepsican. Hazy orange brown. Awesome fluffy head. Floral and grapefruit aroma with a small amount of caramel malt. Citrus and pine hops make up the flavor with light caramel malt. Lingering citrus bitterness. A touch resiny. A nice IPA.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoptiludrop (9) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2008 does not count
Brownish orange in color. Hazy since it is unfiltered. Very subtle hop aroma. Flavor is mainly of pine. Good lingering bitterness. This IPA is good but not enough for me to crave another bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2007
12 oz. bottle via trade with tytoanderso - Pours a hazy amber color with a thin off white head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, pine, and faint toasted malt. Flavor is citrus and pine hops, and toasted caramel malt. Not as balanced as many other IPA’s. Palate is a tad thin and lingering. Light to medium body. A good IPA. Thanks Tyler.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2461) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Bottle. Pours a murky orange/brown color with about two fingers of beige head. Aromas are crisp citrus and pine... almost like spring cleaning or something. Flavor is very heavy on hops... with a nice crisp, clean edge to it. It is a really refreshing take on an IPA, that I find myself liking. I can’t figure out why, though, since the malt presence isn’t quite enough to support all that hops and yet it works. I could drink more of these.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a ruddy tangerine with visible sediment and a frothy tan head that dies slow. Lacing occurs in full sheets all around the glass. Smells nice and citrusy with mean hops and a little yeast and malt. This is mean at the start with a rindy hop bite followed by a pure balance of yeasty sweet malt. Best of both worlds. Medium in the mouth and drinkable but DIPA like.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Hazy prune colored pour with a very small white head the vanishes almost as soon as the pour is finished. Nice white lacing. Floaties throughout the body. Nice hop filled aroma. Some citrus and alcohol in flavor.


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