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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.

Bolt's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - JUL 25, 2006
After pouring the beer into a glass I notice the aroma is quite pleasant, light, and dry. The most distinctive character of the aroma is its very nice hoppyness. And a closer sniff reveals a hint of alcohol, more hops and uplifting freshness. Appearance of the ale is like looking at a brown with a bit of cloudiness, yet better looking. Dark amber with a very nice glow. I’m very pleased with the appearance especially since it does produce a lacy head. The flavor is solid yet dry. Full yet light. Fresh complex and well balanced with a superb hop finish. I have never heard of Drake’s IPA, gold medal winner, which happens to be so close to this area. Brewed in San Leandro Calif. Founded in 1989 and one of the Bay Areas first microbreweries. Ingredients from USA, UK, Germany, and Czech Republic. I have now bought over a case of the product and am happy at $7.99 a 6-Pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grzesiek79 (4000) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 29, 2016
IPA ale dziwne jakies. Kiepski wygląd, niewielka piana, brak metnosci tylko leciuteńko mgliste. Zapach cytrusowy wyrazisty, trochę nawet ziolowy. W smaku to chmielowe nuty, owoce cytrusowe i cos co mi przeszkadzalo natrętny posmak miodu, do tego sprawia wrazenie jakby było tłuste, tak tłuste kojarzylo mi się z rybim tłuszczem, lub starym olejem na którym smażono frytki. Chmielowa baba była spora, ale ogolnie to IPA jest dla mnie obleśne. Nie polecam

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (3951) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow-ish beer with a small white head on top. Aroma of grassy touches, mango, tropical fruits and light citrus. Flavor is bittersweet, loads of fruit, lemon zest and nice grassy touches. Very light, misses some body for a 7.2% beer though. Carbonation is very soft, aftertaste is long and fairly bitter. Certainly not bad, but I’ve had way better IPA’s so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (609) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2016
33oml bottle. Clear gold with tight 1cm head that takes about 2 min to recede. Sweet caramel malty aroma, with lots of marmalade and a little cantaloupe. Toasty and caramel malt flavours, with tangerine citrus hops, lots of grass and a little pine - predominantly a pleasant marmalade on toast impression. Firm bitterness. Medium bodied and a little sticky. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5422) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
Clear and golden with thin head. Aroma and flavour have a fair amount of resinous hop. Some toasty malts and caramel too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2115) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2016
355mL bottle from International Beer Collector. Honey gold body, slight haze, off-white head. Nice aroma; pine & bitter orange, woody spice, toasty bready sort of malts. Full bodied, lovely chewy malt body, smooth carbonation. Bags of flavour - solid toasty, bread crusty sort of malt, touch of pale caramel, good woody spice, pine & grapefruit/orange sort of juice. Bitterness is lingering & assertive. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6412) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with average to huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Floral hoppy aroma, hints of chamomile, lavender, idunno, a touch of liquorice as well. Taste is bitter hoppy, slightly floral, some liquorice, biscuity malty basis with a crakcer touch; throttled lively carbonation. Nothing spectacular, but flawless, clean and crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (1307) - Z±bki, POLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Początkowo niemal idealny aromat cytrusowo (z przewagą grejpfruta) - ziołowy, choć zaakcentowany został również słód (chleb, ciastka, trochę karmelu). Niestety po chwili dochodzą nuty lekko anyżkowe i miodowe, świadczące o utlenieniu. Szkoda bo zapowiadało się naprawdę nieźle.

Barwa złota, głęboka, lekko zamglona. Żółto- biała, drobno pęcherzykowa piana, obfita i względnie trwała, ładnie oblepiająca szkło.

Smak to tradycyjna angielska słodowość, dobrze podbudowująca nadchodzącą chmielową kontrę i alkohol. Goryczka owocowo- ziołowa, powyżej średniej, dość drażniąca i długa. Średnia do krągłej pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie i nieco cierpki, lekko alkoholowy finisz. Niezłe piwo, ale goryczka i alkohol mogły by być nieco mniej wyraźne. Do tego przydałoby się bardziej świeże.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2730) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6325) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (13867) - 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.

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