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RATINGS: 3430   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2004
Bottle, smokeless Joe’s. Dark Orange Pour. Long lasting white head. Strong sharp hop aroma - not fruity, but what can best be described as sharp - and enjoyable. Strong crisp mouthfeel, balanced by nice carbonation and a decent malt base - a little too syrupy at times, but otherwise nice as well. Overall, very quaffable, hoppy and enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2004
I love the sweet hoppy kick that punches you in the mouth. Great mouth feel and nice full bodied flavor supported well by the malt. BUT... this is a two beer max for me because the hops build up and leave a sort of perfume thing in my mouth.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Yellowish. frail head. Bitterness sneaks up on you and persists after your done wth your sip. Slight chemical smell. All in all not bad but not one I’d make a habit of drinking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2008 Slightly hazy rich golden colour with a thick yellow head. Spicy hop aroma, slight mustiness with grapefruity citrus coming through. Flavour is malt accented, a bit yeasty and biscuity with spicy and fruity hoppiness. Bitter finish. Very nice. Great balance, nice tasty IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Aroma is clean and smells of canned peaches and biscuits. This beer is light amber in color with a modest head of small bubbles that is short lived. Perfectly clear! She seems slightly unbalanced. Front is loaded with bitter hops leaving my mouth dry. Slight hint of malt on the finish, though it doesn’t last. The bitterness makes a return appearance. An interesting beer, but not something I would seek out

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2497) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2004 Good sized head. Light carbonation with decent lacing. Big juicy aroma. Loads of pine, citrus, floral hops, berries and a bit of doughy bread. Color is a clear medium amber. Nice hoppy flavor. Bit of roastyness in there. Some charcoal and roasted malts. Not much bitterness for the amout of hops. Great balance between the malts and hops. Also some subtle fruit in there. Very drinkable. Slightly sour/bitter finish but clean and smooth. A very good IPA and a brew that could become a staple in my fridge.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Unique hop aroma. Pine resin, some sharp funkiness. Flavor is hops, hops, hops. I’m inclined to say that the continuous hopping really serves its purpose. From front to back, this beer is all hops. Holds together well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Poured a clear yellow with a white head that left a thick lacing on the glass. Aroma is strong and hoppy. Good IPA flavor, though not as deep as some others. Strong finish. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imbockinsxtx (82) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Pours a yellow/orange colour with very little head. A powerful Hop Aroma complete with Citrus tones greets the nose. The Flavour is complex with plenty of hoppiness, grapefruitiness and some thiness or wateryness in the mix. Their is some hint of malt sweetness to offset the bitterness but not a whole lot. This is a delightfull beer if you are looking for a hop fest. Enjoy!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
Not quite the victory... or the 90 IPA. But it’s smooth if albeit a bit complex with all the notes. Kind of like runny eggs on a Benny. The hops are as always! A joy from the dogfish. Keeps me coming back for more.


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