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RATINGS: 3438   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 & íMystery Hop X.í 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Instantly gratifying. A superb floral aroma that invites the first sip, which stimulates the palate and asks for more. Definitely (as the commercial description indicates) a session beer. I wanted to give everyone a taste, but also didnít want anyone else to know my secret. Hoppy and clean with a smoothness that doesnít always follow such a distinct taste. Bitterness is borderline "skunky", but stays just enough south of that border to make it tasty, rather than offensive. Thoroughly enjoyable!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
cazort (558) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2007 This is a good IPA. Tastes considerably better (more refined tasting) on tap than bottled. However, it lacks balance and complexity. Very prominent hops. The body is a bit too regular, almost thin, and thereís not much malt flavour. I think this one would benefit from more carbonation as well; it had a flat feel to it. Most of this beer is the hop aroma...planty and slightly fruity, biting. This beer attracts fruit flies more than others--two ended up in the mug the last time I had it.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 This beer is very sweet, overloaded with crystal malts which leaves a very astringent ice tea note, and to top it off it isnít even hoppy enough to be an Amber Ale. Terrible.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rtruck (4) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2005 does not count
good beer good color aroma great not as good as the 90 min IPA but very drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2005
good beer. light head short in duration. aroma and smell are great for an ipa i just wish both were stronger. light and hoppy. a great beer for consuming large amounts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattShizzle (590) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Pretty good version of an IPA. Nice and hoppy. Above average. One of dogfish headís better affordable beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Pours orange with a one finger white head. Relatively weak, but still appetizing, aroma of grassy hops. Great malt profile, but could stand to be a little more hoppy. Good session IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esmith747 (11) - Wylie, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2005
a good beer and very hoppy beer. it has a beautiful orange red color and a fairly thick head. Very smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2006 Pours an orange color with a thick and lasting white head. Slightly fruity aroma with citrus and apricot along with a little bit of malt. Perfectly balanced IPA in that you get all the hops you want nicely offset by a sweet malty flavor. Slightly bitter citrusy flavor with a malt finish. A fantastic session beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Bottle: Clear gold color with a creamy, white head and runny lacing. What is nice about this IPA is itís perfectly balanced aroma and taste. It seems to have fairly mild hops and stronger malts (for an IPA) making it a pleasant beverage for daily consumption. Thanks Indiana_Red for some serious hook up.


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