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RATINGS: 3421   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 25, 2006
Had a few bottles of this last night. Nose of pine, spruce & resin; grass, flowers, & perfume. Pours a clear orange amber. The tall, frothy off white head is mostly diminishing with fair lace. The brew is well balanced, the finish is sweet then lingering with a pleasant bitterness. The full body is soft & dry. Not nearly as big as I would have anticipated.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Poured brilliantly clear light amber with a sticky dirty white head. My nose was blasted with outrageous grapefruit, pine, and resin. Lots of sugary honey-ish malt aroma also. The hop flavor comes off very grassy which I don’t find pleasing at all. Light touch of honey and maple malt flavor. Full sticky body is nice. The grassy harsh flavor is what kills this beer for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Aroma of floral hops and the slightest hint of pine overlaying an aroma of sweet malt. Appears a hazy golden-orange with a thick and creamy orange-cream head. Flavor is assertively hoppy, somewhat astringent, with some soapy notes, and with a toasted malt underbelly. Palate is medium-dry and crisp. Overall, this is a well-crafted beer; very refreshing and equal to the sum of its parts.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2006
On tap at Tank’s. Wonderful citrusy, flowery aroma(I love the smell of IPA’s). Like the 90 minute, it as a hoppy bite without being overly bitter. Tastes of grapefruit. Pours a orangish cider color with a small head.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9173) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005 Golden coloured and strong in alcohol with floral and hop aromas. Crisp slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4064) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Dark golden with a small lacing beige head. Nice hoppy aroma, the flavor being kind of malty with the hoppy bitterness coming in after it’s been in your mouth for a second or two, then staying in it’s aftertaste. Thanks again to Enniskillen for this bottle. He takes good care of his good old Dad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12570) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Bottle poured a hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Aromas of mellow citrus and some earthiness. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of laid back grapefruit, and a hint of carmel with a smooth, lightly bitter finish. A decent session beer, but as IPAs go this ones kind of a yawner.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
This beer greets the nose with a nice healthy aroma of hops and nuts. It fills the glass with a golden solution that rests under a thick white head. This beer offers a nice hoppy taste as it flows through the mouth. It is smooth yet hearty and fades leaving a nice nutty taste lingering.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
deathrag (7) - H’burg, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2006 does not count
This is my favorite IPA. not too bitter and not too high in Alcho. so you can drink a pile which i like.. I HIGHLY recomened this...i dont normally like IPA..but this was excelent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkgrenwel (604) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2006
One of those beers that can be a lot of different things. Sometimes, there is a woody/cedar flavor that dominates. The hops contribute a nice pine element to this, with a bitter finish. This tends to coincide with a full malt flavor in the front. Other times, the hops come out in full form, displaying a good range of citrus from orange to grapefruit to lemon. Floral character is present as well. Lastly, the bitterness can sits back and the beer becomes juicy, bringing out a definite strawberry flavor and some other explosive fruits like mango and melon. The juicyness is always kept in check by a constant bitterness in the back of the mouth. IMO, this is the best beer DFH makes (that I have sampled). Much more unique and complex than the 90 minute.


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