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RATINGS: 1137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Enter, if you will, all the glorious aromatic complexity of the hop. This big, bold IPA’s intense multi-hop kick gets a subtle dose of restraint from select Crystal and Carastan malts. For discriminating hop heads.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2751) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2014 [December 28, 2008]
12 oz. best before Feb 24, 2009 sent as a bonus to me by acrdz. Pours a good looking hazy red hue with a well formed tan head. The hop definition on the nose is superb. It isn’t obnoxious, but an assertive, juicy, bittersweet grapefruit character is well imparted. A sweet caramel note is also present. The flavor delivers more bitterness than I thought and it’s so well portrayed in its clarity and cleanliness. Great citrus notes abound with a semi sweet, sticky malt body, and a dry, pitty finish. Flavors of berries and wood are also hinted at. This is a really good IPA.
[January 28, 2014]
6 pack best before April 6, 2014. this is a rather dark IPA, pours deep red and cloudy. The aroma is decently hoppy with pine and grass. I wouldn’t say that it packs "the glorious aromatic complexity of the hop" per se. The palate is medium and the flavor is very well balanced. There is a decent dry, bitterness that has notes of wood, pine, grass, and not really a whole lot of citrus. This is a solid, balanced, clean IPA but doesn’t have that rich deep hoppiness I look for from American examples of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Nose is grapefruit, pine, citrus, touch of caramel. Initial taste of fruits, caramel, citrus. Mid palate to finish is medium hop balance with rhine bitterness. Flavor is rather poor, mouthfeel is too thin and oily. Balancing is slightly off. Good head retention and some spot lacing of the glass. Palate is average. Overall nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2008
Draft @ Bond Street Brewpub, Bend OR. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy pine needles aroma. Malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of citrus and pine needles. Has a dry malty hoppy bitter finish with hints of citrus in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1089) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 23, 2008
This one is malty like a MW IPA. Has that caramel malt profile that hits the back of your tongue. Too much diactyl and this would be a diactyl bomb, but it does not have any of that. Despite the caramel presence, this is a fairly dry IPA, even though the smell is very sweet. The hops are not too present in this one, though. Lacing is very nice. This one has a very citrusey finish. Aftertaste is a nice thick palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Poured a nuice amber color with an almost white head. Aroma was fairly sweet for an IPA caramel, and citrusy hops. Flavor was also caramel sweetness, some medicinal hop flavors and a nice bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2008
bottle on 11 27 08. pours a deep golden with a 1 finger head. big citrus and caramel aromas. nice and bitter over the palate with a long hoppy finish. huge full body with a very solid balance of hops and malts. bitter up front, soft on the sides, with caramel on the finish. overall excellent full bodied IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2008
bottle - Pours amber orange with a two finger head. The aroma is of citrus hops. The flavor has a little sweet caramel malt up front followed by intense citrus hops. It has the expected long, hopped finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2008
lots of lace on the glass and a dry hoppy taste. Had on tap at the Sport restaurant in Fisher Plaza. Slightly above average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2606) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 29, 2008
12oz. bottle, best before Jan. ’09. Freshly citric aroma, lightly sweet and floral with notes of grapefruit, pine and faint caramel. Standard, maybe, but appealing nonetheless. Mostly clear dark amber color with a lasting, foamy head. Flavor is fairly malty and sweet to start, more caramel and light brown sugar sweetness, turning hoppier and fruity, more citrus detected here, and finishing clean with a nice punch of bitterness. Smooth, creamy palate, soft effervescence, body is medium-full. Decently balanced, actually pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2008
<b>Bottle 355ml.</b>
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is soft. (050808)


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