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RATINGS: 759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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A Northwest interpretation of a classic English style, golden copper in color and loaded with New World hop flavor and aroma.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kane (111) - USA - JAN 16, 2005
A standard west coast IPA. Nice citrus hop aroma and taste. Easy drinking. Nothing stands out as far as being extreme but it is very smooth and quite tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3213) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Thanks to Bück Dich for this! Pours a clear golden color with a sticky tall white head. Grapefruit hop aroma with some yeasty bread dough. A good full on medium body delivers a slightlu bitter brew with a good malt balance to it. The bitter finish takes a long time to fade. Good IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2004
Strong resinous pine and citrus aroma. Slightly hazy copper colored with a thin firm white head. Decent malt and hop flavor. I get a some of licorice also. A bit thin for my tastes and not interesting enough to recommend, though not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Slightly hazy gold, nice sticky white head. Hoppy nose--grass, pine, grapefruit--with some sweet malt. Strongly bitter flavor, lots of citrus, not much else going on.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7171) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2004
on tap at elysian. not a particularly distinctive ipa. just some pine and lychee aroma, relatively light body, medium bitterness, quite citric

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 9, 2004
(22 oz bottle, $4) This comes across as a basic PNW IPA, hoppy and fairly bitter, with that overshadowing a lighter malt base. Lightly sweet. Some modest grapefruit and tangy spice from the hops. Every once in awhile, I’m vaguely reminded of something Belgian, but on the next sip, it’s gone like a mirage. It has a nice flavor, it’s competently made, but there’s nothing unique going on here. The fairly dry palate is clean and crisp from the hops. Hoppy nose. Light to medium golden color, fully clear. Pours a very large, off-white head that settles in deep gorges. Head retention is excellent, maintaining a half-inch thick layer for the duration of the session, and there are a few patches of thick, dense lace left on the glass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2004
An initially white foamy head is large for an IPA. Fades to a normal thin topping after a few minutes. A fairly light amber colored body. The aroma is bread, pineapple and a hint of clove spice. The taste is tangy with oranges and bread crust. Also a slightly spicy peppery finish. A solid IPA, but has a thin mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Yellow amber color, soft but distinct hop aroma, which perfectly previews the taste, solid distinct hop citrus taste, with a sweet grapefruit aftertaste. If it were available around here I’d buy it more often

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - DEC 2, 2004
This is a pretty good beer with a dark twist to the IPA. A defeinte variance to the big bolg west coast IPA’s. Over all a good drink and a great mouthful.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (3203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Pours apple-juice amber with a thin ring of head and some patchy spots of lace. Nose is typically hoppy but with an interesting hint of toasty malt and roasted marshmallow—I like it. Medium to full bodied with very subdued carbonation adding to the perception of thickness. Very lightly sweet with some fruity apple notes. Bitterness in the finish is rather subdued and earthy. This definitely isn’t an IPA for hop-worshippers; rather it’s a solid strong ale that’s as pleasant as it devilishly drinkable. I can dig it.


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