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RATINGS: 3332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Pours a dark amber with a white head. Aroma is of hops and a hint of pines. Flavor is of hops and a little bit sweet. It could stand to have a little bit more hops but overall this is a great beer that I will enjoy again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Pours a nice golden amber. Head vanishes and leaves a nice halo around the rim. Nose is mildly hoppy with that strange smokey musty dogfish funk with subtle hints of pine. Palate is sweet on the tip and bitter on the back edges with a nice thick mouthfeel. As usual dogfish gives me an ipa I could drink all day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled. Golden colour, small beige head. Apricot, hops and fruits in aroma. Hoppy apricotty/sour peachy flavour. Longlaasting fruitish hoppy aftertaste. Pleasant and quite refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled
Golden color, small white head. Hoppy, flowery, a bit smokey nose. Sweetish, hoppy flowery, balanced IPA. Long flowery hoppy aftertaste, not too hoppy, so quite enjoyable as such.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Bottle: Nice copper color with an average white head that lasted but left no lacing. Great hop smells of lemon, grapefruit, and flowers. Light sniff of malts. Great IPA taste with grapefruit, spice, and fruits that left a nice bitter tingle. Smooth medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Great hop aroma, grassy. Flavor is great, bitter upfront, malty sweetness, and some hop spice to finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
(Bottled@Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) slightly hazy, light amber color with a small head. Lightly vinous, brandy-aromatic-flowery-hoppy aroma with toffee notes. Aromatic-hoppy toffee flavor with a quite long, bittersweet finish. Some alcohol present, but not as warming as 90 min. Very well balanced like the 90 - but much lighter in every way.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KUEric (889) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2005 Bottle: It didnt look bad but it poured a foamy head that took me at least fifteen mins just to get poured into glass. I was nice and gave the appearence a 2. Aroma isnt spectacular but nice. Has citrus/fruit and grassy aromas. The flavors are very much fruity/citrusy way more than I was expecting. Also some floral aspects and some hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2005
(bottle sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival) Golden with a rich white foam. Dry floral and grapefruity aroma, hints of mango. Dry hop aromatic flavour of grapefruit, lemon and mango. Tons of floral hops in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2005 Draught at The Federal in Durham, NC. Hazy golden color with nice bubbly white head. Delicious hoppy nose with citrus and flowers. Fresh grainy flavor balanced well with the hop bitterness and flavor. Solid brew.


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