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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with extra hops and malt in the English tradition, but with West Coast style. This deep golden India Pale Ale is artfully balanced with a fresh, powerful aroma and a luscious finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5983) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Bottle. Courtesy of stoutlover72. Thanks Garrett! Amber pour with a small tanned head. Nose is strong pine with light malt and citrus fruits. Taste echoes the thick piney notes and light caramel. Some sweet maple-like flavors emerge through the citrus oils. Very tasty! Body is oily but chewy with light carbonation notes and a lingering bitterness. Finishes with big pine, citrus fruits, orange peel, caramel and chewy malts. Yummy!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Clean pine aroma backed by sweet malt. Translucent copper color with a whitish head. Starts with malt, and then the hops really arrive. Medium mouthfeel. The hops persist. Deserving of a gold medal.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Bottle via trade with stoutlover72. Pours a hazy brownish-amber color with a medium sized beige head, nice looking pour! Flavor is pine, floral hops, malt, grapefruit. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, bittersweet, resinous finish! Awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2007
pours a brown-tinted amber with and orange-ish head that retains well and leaves nice lace. pungent aroma is redolent of pine needles, with a clean, somewhat toasty malt note. somewhat rich, dark toast malt flavor up front gives way immediately to a solid blast of clean hop flavors and bitterness. crisp and drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Nice Amber pour with a small head that diminished into a lace on the glass. Excellent balance of English toffee malt and piney hops with a slight bitter finish. Enjoyed this beer and only sorry it’s so hard to find here.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2007
12oz bottle via trade with stoutlover72 - thanks Garrett! - Pours amber with a nice 1/4 inch tan head that says well and laces some on the glass. Big aroma of grapefruit pine and spicy resinous hops.. Flavor though is surprisingly much more balanced.. A touch of the grapefruit is there but lots of pineapple, pear, and caramel even. Very well balanced. Interestingly smooth palate. This is a nice IPA.. Quite enjoyable!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brstp (201) - - JAN 11, 2007
Bottle -- horribly ugly bottle, to be specific. Red amber color, off-white head, on-and-off lacing. Arresting citrus hop aroma with floral, grapefruit. Pretty dry, oily mouthfeel, taste of pears, aggressive hops, tart finish with some pretty unusual caramel malt. Awesome beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Bottle thanks to alohaC. Poured a slightly-hazy peachy orange with some whitish head and some lovely lacing as it went down. Soft aroma of grapefruit and floral hoppage, caramel, and a hint of pine. Flavor was equally luscious... juicy pears and grapefruit lead to dry and moderately bitter pine and sweet toffee on the back-end. This was smooth in the right places and had an ideal bitter profile to compliment it. Excellent beer! Thanks Christian!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2007
sweet sticky malt. Very bitter in the back. Caramel and toffee malt. Fruity floral hops. Lots of big time high alpha hops giving it a juicy, bubble gum and tropical fruit flavor. Interesting twist on the style to pair these intense american varieties with the darker caramel malt flavor more typical of an english IPA. Personally, I like a lighter malt profile with these hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2006
12 oz bottle thanks to Larry Pitonka. I was pleasantly surprised by this being a nice strong english style IPA and not an American style as expected. Pours a slighty hazy light amber and a thin head- slight lacing. Aroma is thick and pungent with tons of english hops- earthy, and very tea-like. Nice mild crystal malt flavor, lots of tea-like hos, earth, and a wierd clean bitterness from the hops. Easy drinking IPA. Cool beer- unlike anything else.


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