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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A pale ale hopped to the extreme! This beer starts out as a nice pale ale until it reaches the kettle. Throughout the course of the 90 minute boil four massive hop additions are made which transform this beer into a hop-head's dream come true. Both Chinook and Tomahawk hops from the Yakima valley are added in extreme quantities for the maximum bitterness, flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Amber with a little bit of white foam, with a deep earthy aroma, evergreen with traces of wet clay and soy. Immediate grapefruit flavor on the palate with traces of lemon, long piney, grapefruit aftertaste. Fairly extreme IPA, not balanced but definitely assertive and under the right circumstances, pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TChrome (1420) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Looks nice in the glass, color of dark honey with a big off white head that has excellent retention. Aroma is lacking. Hoppiness is there, albeit, in a quite muted fashion. There is also a musty aroma in there that should pop with freshness. Flavor is better than the aroma. Flavor is mostly pure grapefruit juice with not a lot of malt balance. Palate is a bit thin. OK IPA, but there are many, much better examples of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2004
Lively head large bubbles moving fast. Light fruity aroma, flavor is very refreshing a little sweet and fruity but also a bit tart. Alcohol is completely hidden 9% and I would honestly drink this on a hot day when thirsty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Dark yellow color. Fizzy, not much head. Aroma is all pine and a little citrus. Medium mouthfeel. Hops come in with a sticky, spicy and slightly sour taste. A little alcohol up front, but not bad. Slight metallic taste in the finish. Ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2004
An unusual looking hazy copper color with rocky white (slightly off-white) head. Earthy, ressiny hop nose with notes of citrus. Easy drinking but it doesn't pack that extreme hops the label promises. Watery on the palate with a nice balance of hops and malt flavors. I'd put this one in a new category, IPA Light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2004
A somewhat nebulous deep amber to copper color as it sets in the glass, crowned by a majestic head that is light tan in color and semi-creamy in its consistency with a fine sheet of lace to seal off the glass. A pleasing hop floral aroma greets the nose, citrus or maybe lime like a better description, crisp and clean to the senses with a sweet malt tone also noticed, front is sweet, loaded with malt and the top fair to middling in its feel. Quite a big hop bite at the finish and the carbonation light with the hop floral flavor lasting long after the beer is gone, a pleasing to the palate beer, and a fine representative to the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8099) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Clear orange with lots of lacing. Sweet peach and wood hop aroma, which is very nice. Woody and musty flavor with a soapy finish. Thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Medium amber color,small white head that lasted for a nice amount of time.Hoppy grapefruit aroma.The taste was light malt but very well done on the hops with a nice fruity taste of grapefruit and even a slight juicy fruit gum appearance.The finish is quite good being nicely hoppy with a good bitter after taste of hops and grapefruit.This was much better then i expected and one of there better brews so far of the collection i purchased.Very much worth trying if you can get it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2003
I recently discovered this brewery and I really like their offerings. This isn't my favorite, though. It's nicely hopped(!) but it's missing something. If it were a bit thicker I'd say it was great but as is it is just pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - AUG 20, 2003
Amber, clear, moderate white head. Classic. Piney, resiny aroma that is slightly balanced by some caramel and toast. I also get a faint broth and honey. Starts bitter finishes with a mouthfull of grapefruit rind then misses (almost watery).

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