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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


3.9
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.9
   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.

4.1
   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.

4.7
   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!

4.2
   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.

3.5
   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!

3.9
   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.

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

3.2
   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.

4
   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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