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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1131) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2005
bonus bottle thanks to foolish_mortal. deep gold/bronze color with a nice head. balanced aroma of the typical west coast hops but a surprisingly mild body. hops are subdued but still nicely complement a bready malty backbone. not over-the-top; this is how i prefer my IPAs! nice beer, perfect for summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 Somewhat cloudy bronze color. Restrained but quality hops aromatics. Bit of tartness/sourness with very light hops. Very light body for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUN 5, 2005
A Copper/Orange color with a big foamy beige head. A potent Cascade aroma. Strong resinous hops, industrial strength West Coast hops. Not quite what I’d term "balanced", but then again, what IPA is? Very good, nearly home town brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Slightly hazy orange yellow-gold color. Medium sized white head. Cascade type citrus and floral hop aroma. Slightly sweet nose, followed by punished hop resin bitterness. Muted hop backbone leads into a residual bitterness and astringent finish. Mouthfeel is fairly light and crisp, allowing for the resinous mouthcoat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Damn, these guys make some good beer. Do they make a nice stout? Piney and floral aroma. This beer pours a very nice orange/amber with THICK head. Luscious and creamy as it hits the tongue. Then the beer explodes with tart orange citrus hops and the balance of a firm malt backbone. The second swallow burns with hop residuals and lingering bitterness. This is a mouth happy maker. A GREAT IPA. Thanks to Ernie Flipbrewer for the sample!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Had on cask at the Toronado. Nice hop taste with excellent balance. Dark golden color, nice head retention, very good beer, especially on cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10695) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2005
Red copper ale with a thin off white head. Grapefruity aroma of hops with honey notes. Good malt sweetness and floral hops with nice lingering hops. Very classic IPA, very satisfying!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8281) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2010 The Lure:
Earthy oranges fall in herds from the sturdy wood which harbored them. Caramelly sweet, resinous hops, very enticing.

The Festivities:
Balanced hop bitterness expands into grassy and resinous personalities. Malt thrives in perfect bottle conditioning.

One amongst many, but those many aren’t wimpy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6148) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2005
Interesting bottle.. Dark orange, off-white ring. Strong caramel malts accompany salty hops and pineapple like esters in the yeastier than average aroma. Earthy grapefruit joins sufficient malt to create a good equilibrium. It’s not quite as interesting in mouth. Palate feels rye-ish, bready to say the least and the strong hoppiness is a little to intense for my liking, piney, earthy, citrusy etc. Ordinary palate, drinkable, but strongly carbonated. Nothing to stand out really.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 A daily drinker of the highest caliber. a deceptively clean initial taste will build and build to show its 80+ IBU true self. wonderful malt and hops nose and an even better palate make this a testament to the brewers art. Thanks Melissa and Rodger.

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