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RATINGS: 3275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2003
Darker golden color,small fast fading head.very nice fruity,wheaty aroma with a mild spice to it an almost juicyfruit gum aroma.The hops definately come through very well,with a slight sweet side as well in the aroma.The taste is quite strong and good especialy for this non-official IPA fan,nice malty wheat taste with a decent citrus tone and then the hops show up being fairly gentile and not as hard core as i thought it would be,leaving an after tate that is mostly mildly bitter with a good hop presence,and a very smooth feel in the mouth.Very nice brew and i just hope i can lay my hands on the other minutes that these guys have.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickerbocker (13) - USA - AUG 8, 2003
pours golden but why pour, is delicious out of the cool long neck. Hops hit hard sweet maple pine clean aftertaste, rinses the throat clean no bitter aftertaste. Just the right amout of floating and murkeyness on bottom. Perfect not as imposeing as 90 min. more to the point of pleasure in Ale (P.I.A. = I.P.A.)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2003
All dogfish pour and appear great. A nice smooth pale with a lot of hops, which suprisingly lack the intense hop bite which is characteristic of lesser brews. A good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1391) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2010 Although I am not a big IPA fan, I’d have to say this is one of the few I have liked. No big "floral" hop taste. Well balanced - 2010 Upgrade. Better than I remember!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2003
clean appearence with a nice copper to gold gradient and a small frothy head. The floral aroma was evident to the nose from almost 2 feet away, which was nice. Good balanced flavor followed by a nice long bitter finish thats not to dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2003 This beer poured from the bottle with a slight head and a hazy orange color. The hops are strong in the taste and the nose, but not as evident as in the 90 & 120 Minute IPA's. I prefer the 90 Minute IPA over this one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2003
The hoppy citrusy strong aroma really grabs you attention. Cloudy light ambercolor. Full hoppy first swallow with an orange like aftertaste.Stays strong and full to the end.Very satisfying. Will buy again, though I know many of my commercial drinking friends might be put off by its strength.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2003
Good gold/yellow colour, nice head. Powerful hop aroma, hints of citrus. Hops attack the palate on the first sip but mellow to a complex and pleasant hop mix that lingers on the tongue. A titch more malt would have suited me though. Thanks Ken at Black Oak for sharing the bottle he was given.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2003
Good IPA color, with an average head and average lacing. Hop aroma is filled with different kinds of hops, very refreshing. Flavor is delicious with sweet complex hop flavors, almost fruity with the hops, but still is hops. Palate is bitter and tart, but not dry like most in this style. This is a good IPA to fill the upper quadrant of IPAs, not too much hops, but plenty to keep anyone happy with its splendid balance. Thanks Indra!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Not too bad, but definately not the strongest IPA I've ever had in terms of hoppiness. Still a tasty beer, with enough hops to keep most happy. Just a little dissapointing after the 90 Minute.


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