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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 & ’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 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 (9500) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2004
very faint hops aroma; red-amber color with a medium white head; the taste is predominately of hops, with a long-lasting bitterness

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2004
12oz Bottle Packaged in Jan. I like the look of this IPA. A nearly clear gold with a huge snow white head that leaves lots of lacing and retains well. Has a fragrant hop aroma that is floral and slightly grassy with some fresh malt in the background. The body is medium and smooth with a slight chewiness. The flavor takes much from the aroma. Hoppy, bitter and slightly grassy with a malt that evens everything out. Leaves a lingering bitterness. Overall a very good and balanced IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Mild hop aroma with fluffy white head. Poured hazy orange. Starts smooth with a crreping hop bite. A tad dusty in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2010 This beer poured a nice thick white head and had a pale brown/amber appearance. A very hoppy taste which I expected, not my favorite Dogfish Head but no doubt an awesome beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyboy (1) - USA - MAR 20, 2004 does not count
(bottle) pours attractive amber, slightly cloudy; aromas of pine and citrus predominate; taste is well-balanced with pleasant acidity balanced by fruitiness and, of course, bitterness of pine-ey hops; slightly oily mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2004
Slightly clouded amber hue with a small white head. Light hoppy aroma. Highly hoppy taste with hints of nut and roasted malt. Not fantastically hopped but still a fantastic beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deadguy (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2004
This ale has a mellow hoppy taste with moderate amount of lacing. Definitely drink this IPA when you don’t want to be bitten by the hops; a lingering flavor with a distinct smooth malty finish. The finish is what makes this IPA truly unique, a perfect balance between citrus, malt and floral hops. Many of my friends don’t care for most IPA’s hoppy taste, but this smooth IPA has won them over. I recommend this beer as one of the best IPA's you can drink.


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