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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.


Tom Servo's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Hey, not bad. Much more balanced than expected, has a more mild hop flavoring, and a nice malty aroma. Nothing really overpowers you, but they blend together well. Not an absolute favorite, but I’d have it again.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2479) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 28, 2016
33cl bottle from saveur-biere.com. Hazy dark orange color. Thin white head. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Medium body. Finish is a bit sticky. Aroma is orange, piney, hops, pinneapple, peach.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (5405) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 28, 2016
355ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Clear golden color. Sweet, caramel, fruity in aroma. Nutty, fruty, sweet, malty, dusty and husky in taste. Husky, grainy and nutty in aftertaste. Medium bitterness. Drinkable brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
355ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut - at 7.0%
Weird sweet creamy aroma, smoky hint. Later a hint of alcohol. Messy. Sweet malty body, some soapy hoppiness. Smooth sugary palate. Rather bland, not much hopping, some gentle bitterness. Fortunately the alcohol is covered - I was going to give it a lower score, but I’ll save it a point for not being boozy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2661) - ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle shared by Mart. Clear amber beer, quite quickly diminishing white head. Nose is very citric and hoppy, toasty malt notes, caramel, oranges. Flavor is oranges, peaches, herbal notes, something oily, tangerines. Grapefruit bitterness in the finish, more oranges.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2620) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle, 7.0% abv (from beergium). Pours golden with whiteish head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is caramel, pine, salty, back nish. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, pine. Finish is pine bitter with some grass. Overall: OK.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (3024) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is fruity hops, citrus, orange, tangerine, pine resin, malt biscuit, tropical fruits. Flavour is nicely bitter with a little malty sweetness. Body is medium. Very tasty fruity citrussy piney hop bomb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (694) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, tea, orange, tropical fruit, pine, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Hazy/turbid golden/amber beer with a slight/medium white/off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, orange, tropical fruit and pine; ends slightly bitter and dry with tea, hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer might not be really intense or complex, but has depth and is balanced with interesting flavours. The earthy malts bring a nice tea flavour to it all.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4182) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, citrus, pine, tangerine and some resin. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity, sugary malts and quite refreshing. Smooth texture, thick body and well balanced. Nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (14807) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2016
12 fl.oz. bottle. Pours almost clear orange golden colour with a mid-sized good lastign off-white head. Aroma of apricot, peach, medium bitterness. Taste of mild bitter hops, peach and apricot, decent IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (832) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear golden colour, big offwhite foamy head. Nicely citrus hoppy nose, grassy, light pine; taste is nicely backed by some sweet and grainy malts, but light, leaving room in the finish for a nicely crisp bitterness. Lingering citrus fruity, piney bitter aftertaste. Medium body, medium carbonation, dry mouthfeel.


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