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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Brewed with the finest organic malts and hops, our IPA features a bright-minted copper color and a crisp, yet smooth hop bitterness. Pale and crystal malts come through with a malty caramel sweetness, balanced with aggressively clean burst of fresh hop flavor in the middle palate without lingering bitter astringency. A strong floral and citrus character from generous dryhopping blends with strawberry esters from our house yeast strain for an inviting and satiating aroma.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (1811) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2009

From the bottle Pours copper with an adequate head. Aroma is quite pleasing, dominated by hard-core citrus hops albeit with a hint of soap, but the flavor is unbalanced - a hard blast of hops and a bursrt of sweet malt battle it out, unharmoniously, for dominance. Nothing subtle to either side here. Their struggle yields to an off-taste of something like a banana peel wiped briefly with a sour kitchen sponge. The 7% alcohol makes itself known before giving way to the hop-dominated finish.

Itís not a bad beer per se, but given all the great PacNW IPAs out there, Iíll be in no great hurry to return, either.

Tap at Plumpjack, Squaw Valley More or less as above, a 3.0 IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Pours copper with a nice head that thined quicked but laced on the sides. Citrus aroma, not too sweet.Flavors of citrus with the hops walking all over it.Has a small bitter finish felt in the back of my throat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2384) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Bottle Pours a hazy copper golden color with a very large cream toned head that lasts a long time. Aroma ia a mild citrusynote that is not as hoppy as I expected from the style. Lightly toasted grains and a little grassiness. Flavor is a more rich maltiness but balanced well with a strong deep hop character. Fairly smooth and a bit strong on the carbonation. Mildly bitter trailer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Pours a lightly hazy ruby color, it is topped by a frothy four finger thick tan head. The aroma is lightly spritzy with notes of lemon, orange, and muted biscuit-like malt notes. The taste is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, which accentuates the fruity hop notes of orange and tangerine. This beer finishes with a fair bitterness, at least for an IPA, that dries my mouth out enough that you want to take another sip. The finish is lightly astringent as well. This beer is fairly light on the palate, and goes down quite smoothly. There is a bit of toasted malt that peeks through this hop dominated brew. This beer is pretty good, and the fact that it is organic is sort of cool.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 31, 2005
12 oz bottle-pours a dark orange hue with a fizzy white head and medium carbonation. Aroma of flowery hops, alcohol and bready/biscuty malts. kinda organic, but i have smelled beers like this before. flavors of earthy hops, caramel malts and some citrus. some oxidized notes as well. alcohol is detected and not well hidden, the big downfall for this beer. average at best.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Had a floral aroma. Copper color body with good head. Had a decent citrus flavor of most IPAís. Smooth cool and refreshing beer to have with dinner.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Bottle poured a dark amber with a great white head and thick lacing. Aroma is clean and hopy with nice citrus notes, with a great mild sweet hops finish. Good easy drinking IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2005
The beer departs the 12-ounce brown bottle a clear deep copper color with a mountainous creamy light tan head that lingers long on top the body with the residual lace a thick blanket to cover the glass. Nose has a sweet hop aroma, crisp and fresh, start is sweet with a good grain profile, top is middling in feel. Finish is prickly in its acidity and the hops dynamic in their spiciness, dry long lasting aftertaste, a fine drinking IPA, that satisfy your need for hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1494) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2005
Hazy, amber/orange with a large, long lasting, fluffy white head and some very good lacing. Aroma showed signs of spices, earthiness and citrus fruit. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Hops become more pronounced in the taste, especially toward the back of the mouth. A slight metallic flavor was also evident. Dry, somewhat bitter, finish.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
this is all i said when i drank this beer: smells like ass, tastes like ass.


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