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RATINGS: 3460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our flagship beer. A session India Pale Ale brewed with Warrior, Amarillo & ’Mystery Hop X.’ A powerful East Coast I.P.A. with a lot of citrusy hop character. THE session beer for beer geeks like us!

Tasting Notes: Citrus, cedar, pine & candied-orange flavors, floral.
Food Pairing recommendations: Spicy foods, pesto, grilled salmon, soy-based dishes, pizza.
Glassware recommendation: Pint
Wine comparable: Busty Chardonnay
In case you care... the average 12 oz. serving has 209 calories.


3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2006
Bottle 48F Tulip Glass. Aroma of Hops, with notes of breakfast granola, twang of orange citrus, and lemon zest. Medium gold color, decent white head, that moderately lingers. Bluegrass flavors, sweet corn on the cob, bitter finish that lingers. Just a bit of malt flavor that balances the large IBUs. Light easy mouth feel, leaves your mouth feeling refreshed not overly saturated by weighty malts. Nice and drinkable after a long day of work. Relaxing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2006 golden with a white head. nice lacing. funky floral grassy hop aroma with some light toasty sweet notes. nice balance of hops and malt. flavor is very balanced. sweet and toasty and at the same time nice and bitter. good piney hop flavor. medium bodied with lively carbonation. finish is bitter but not much else. nothing terrible it just doesnt live up to the rest of the beer. great ipa. one of my favorites. 7-4-8-3-16 re-rate clear golden with a nice white head that settles into a thin film. nice lacing. aroma funky earthy pine. flavor bittersweet earthy pine. medium body. lively carbonation. bittersweet finish that lingers. decent ipa. not my favorite blend of hops. not nearly as good as i remember this beer being.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Poured crystal clear gold with a nice bubble stack and a lasting creamy-fizzy white head. Pleasing sweet citrus / light resin hop aroma backed with light malt and yeast, some floral/herbal notes in there too. Taste follows right on - this is a gentlemanly IPA, seems to have a nice mix of US and UK hops to yield a bit of funkiness rather than resiny/citrus bite - there’s light yeast and toasty sweetish malt backing it, but hell, it’s just nice, you know? Mouthfeel is almost sharply lively yet not overly carbonated, it has an acceptable body for an IPA, it’s lightly astringent and has a longish yet muted bitterish finish - this is not a world-beater, yet I fail to see how they’d go about improving it substantially - just damned fine!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2006 Having tried DFH 90 min imperial IPA I have been anxious to try this lighter session IPA for beer geeks. The wait was worth it. I got a clear gold-amber ale in my pint glass with a wonderful 3 finger off white cap that stays the drink and really laces the glass. Pungent floral-grapefruit rind hop aromas over cookie dough malt sweetness... delectable aroma. Medium bodied, slick chewey mouth feel......the taste is almost perfect balance of piney/cedar chip hops and chewy caramel malts....finishes wet where a bready decernment occurs which is then taken over by a lingering and increasing metallic bittering (mild and pleasant bittering from boiled, infused and dry hopping). This ale is a very well balanced, well rounded out, easy drinking and satisfying IPA. This should be the new standard for IPAs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2006
Case purchase at LCBO- Pours deep amber with a decent beige froth that laces nice. Solid perfumey hop aroma, with great floral and malt presence. Nice floral and raw pine hops flavours, mixed with a side dish of caremal malt sweetness. Great lingering bitterness and dangerously drinkable. Indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 Hops dominate the nose in an enticing way: lots of grapefruit, flowering plants, perhaps watermelon. This is bitter, but not without balance. Faintly chocolatey maltiness follows up, slighty sugary residue. Body is not hugely carbonated, and a bit oily. A great experience overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerWeg (1593) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2006
A solid Imperial Pale, full stop. Pours slightly viscous, deep coppery gold hue and smooth fine carbonation. Concentrated aromas and taste of citrusy hops over an equally bold malty infrastructure that borders on sweetness but really just renders solidity to the piney, floral strong bouquet of hops that might otherwise be too dry. 60 just pours, smells and looks great in a big Tulip glass... proud beer with unflaggingly substantial content, the absolute antithisis of anything you could ever call ’watery thin or metallic.’ Not being a HopHead I still like this very much.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2006
The aroma is really nice and a good example IPA. There is spruce, citrus, and grass like hops, along with malt. The appearance is a deep gold with a medium head. The flavor is bitter and malty with all the elements from the aroma but not overpowering. The palate is near perfect. A worthy IPA that has a moderately bitter aftertaste and a hint of lemon.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - APR 24, 2006
Draft. Pale copper color with a white head. Orange, grassy aroma. Caramel and grass flavors. Nice bitterness with a clean finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmcnally (21) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2006
This was a lot less bitter than I was expecting. I found it a nicely complex beer that I’ll try again.


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