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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2007
12 oz Bottle. Courtesy of stoutlover72. Cloudy amber orange body, with an off white fizzy head. Nose is full of citrus grapefruit, sticky pine. This is almost chew in the mouth, there is a strong hop bitter aspect, and it lingers on and on. Pine and grapefruit, front to back, I like this, not a hop head, but I really enjoyed this, thanks Garret. Pleasure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6025) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14161) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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!

   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!

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkgrenwel (606) - 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.

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