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RATINGS: 3312   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1409) - 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 (8320) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2003 Wow, this is like the Thunderbirds song, it's powerful stuff. This has a very close resemblance to that good cannabis aroma, very hoppy. Intense flavor, very complex with lots of flavor shining through and not being over powered by the hops. Everything is just right, and nicely balanced.Thanks Indra!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Golden in color with a medium head. Sweet, piney maple aroma....not as hoppy as I expected....somewhat spicy, pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2003
This seems a little too tame for an IPA, more of a pale ale in my eyes. Maybe it was the nuttyish malt flavor that has it sliding away from hardcore IPA action. Regardless, its a tasty beer, golden clowdy color, little bit of foam on it also. Flavor is nice, smooth with a decent hoppy finish, but not too strog of one.


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