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RATINGS: 3445   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
123456green (46) - houston, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2004 Pours heavy. Light golden color. Tones of grapfruit. Hops and Malts are somewhat off balance. Leaves slight aftertaste. Easy to drink however malts are not rich enough.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
12 oz bottle after 2 drafts of Yards IPA. Not as fresh. Still great "cascady" bouquet (amarillo?). Lots of hop flavor, drier fermentation than the Yards leading to sharper mouth feel and a biting finish. Excellent brew, but I prefer the draft Yards.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
Pours a cloudy gold color with a nice sized head. Very citrusy and grapefruity in taste, yet smooth. A slight notch below the dogfish head ipa 90, yet very tasty. One of the better IPA's out there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2004
Pours cloudy gold with a nice size tan head. Aroma was grain, floral and hops. Flavor was slightly sweet, spicy. Finish was nice; Citrus bitterness. Aftertaste was dry. Very wall balanced with a nice caramel maltiness that was a surprise for an IPA. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2004
Dark golden color with a big beige head. Piney hop aroma and flavor. Finish is long and bitter and a little harsh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2004
Light brown, light nice thick head, hoppy floral aroma. Sweet, light to medium boded, mildly bitter ends a bit bitter. Very drinkable one of the more balanced American IPA’s

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1911) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2004
Light orange/golden in color, with a large frothy head. Aroma is ver piney, with hints of grapefruit and flowers. Flavor is also very piney, with a lot of maltiness to it- definitely hoppy as hell.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2004
Light orange in colour with a creamy white head and nice lacing. Aroma was floral, piney, quite citrusy(lemon and grapefruit). Flavour was quite hoppy, oranges, grapefruit, with pine and some malt. Finishes with a moderate bitterness, slightly dry. Thanks for sending this to me Jeff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9709) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2004 A very hoppy IPA. You have to give a lot of credit to Sam Calagione. He actually invented a machine to dry hop this stuff. I prefer the 90 minute (I haven't tried the 120 minute yet), but this is a nice, hoppy beer. The taste reminds me a little of Tanqueray gin. Re-rate for draft version, 8/22/04. I kicked up the overall and aroma scores 0.1 each after having this on draft in the brewpub.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2004
I almost think that this beer has more of a stand out hop profile than the 90min. Pours a yellow orange color with a prolific foam head. Aroma is VERY hopy and bitter. Flavor is a bell curve of hop bitterness. Starts of with a tinge of malt and builds in bitterness and finally tapers off in the finish. If hoppy IPA's are your thing you can't go wrong with this one. It also is plent strong enough to hold it's charecter when cold so it makes a great hot day beer.


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