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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2007
4 oz sample, World Expo of Beer. Frankenmuth, MI. May 19th 2007. 13th brew of the festival.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rowefam3 (70) - kendallville, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2007 Nice pour with sudsy head. Lotís of floaties. This I.P.A. stands out with itís earthy/grassy aroma and taste. Itís unique and thatís why I keep it in the fridge at all times.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2007
On draft @ Ashleyís in Ann Arbor. Pours a hazy oxidized copper with a nice off white head. I canít get much aroma but some light pale maltiness and subtle hints of tangelo. Big citrus orange to grapefruit juice hop flavor and bitterness. Spot on hop bitterness for the style and a nice addition of sweeter citrus hop flavor. Just noticeable malts in the background. I noticed the empty glass had nice lacing left behind. Darn good IPA.

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 (4028) - 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 (2317) - 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 (4637) - 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.


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