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Downtown Joes Tantric India Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This hoppy IPA is high in alcohol and except for the American hop aroma, is very British in style. This style was originally developed to survive the voyage from England around the Cape of Good Hope and back North to India to keep the British troops happy.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
944play (342) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Draft. Crystal clear orange with fine medium head and moderate lacing. An opulent bouquet of grassy, stemmy, tangeriney hops to start; a touch of cheese/onion/diacetyl/smoke to follow. Flavors are pleasant, leafy, sweet, pithy, citrusy hops on a foundation that is largely gentle and tealike. The beer is rather light in body but it doesn’t suffer too much for it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10691) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Pours amber with a whiteish head. Nice hoppy aroma. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is floral,fruit hop over mild roast malt. It is quite bitter. The bitter mellows to melifluous florality in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2010
On tap @ the brewpub. Pours orange white head with lots of lacing. Fresh pnw hops pine and grapefruit. Bitter grapefruit citrus flavors. Medium bitterness smooth body. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Clear light orange with a fizzy white head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with a grassy pine taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Crystal clear, light golden colored body with a thick head of sudsy white. Exceptionally clean, citrusy Cascade hop aroma that abounds with fresh oranges and grapefruit, with hints of papaya. Slightly grassy, but very clean and fresh. A subtle caramel malt sweetness compliments the hop aroma nicely. Medium light bodied, crisply carbonated mouthfeel with a soft texture and a dry, clean finish. Pleasantly dry, but a smooth graham cracker malt flavor starts out the palate. Hop flavors suggest mostly grapefruit and orange citrus, but lack any bold, pithy, bitterness. Wonderfully clean and fresh, but balanced to a fault. I’d love to drink several pints of this, which is definitely doable considering the body and dryness, but the hop punch is just a little bit too pedestrian. Exceptional mouthfeel and texture, but the bitterness falls a bit flat on the palate. If this was classified as an APA, it would be the ultimate session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2008
Light amber with minimal head. Slight pine aroma and some soap. Bitter up front without a lot of malt support. Thinner palate with a finish that is sticks with the bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 21, 2008
On draft at the pub. Slight citrus aroma and a little carbonation on the palate. Good bitter hops and smooth finish. Decent IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear orange color. Head was thin and off white. Aroma was of citrusy hops, malty caramel, and light graham cracker. Moderate hop bitterness on the tongue with a nice mix of grapefruity hop and malty caramel flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
roder60 (1282) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2007
6.8% abv. Pours a nice amber orange color with foamy white head. Aroma is citric hops and sweet sugary malts. Flavor starts very sweet and malty with a very nice balanced hop finish. Overall, nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Draft. Golden beer with an off-white head. Big grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit flavor with backing caramel sweetness. Lingering bitterness. Nicely done brewpub IPA.


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