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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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An ale fashioned to survive the long voyage from England to India during the British colonization. Hops, hops, and more hops, this ale has an intense aroma and a long lingering finish. Drink as an appetizer on its own, or pair it with any hearty dish. A beer for the connoisseur, this is the Brewmasterís choice. "Cheers!"

Malts: UK Maris Otter, Superior Pale Ale Malt, Carastan Crystal Malt
Hops: German Magnum, Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe
Colour/Clarity: Amber to Orange, Bright. SRM: 14


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, - OCT 26, 2011
Just attacks the nose with citrussy and floral hop aromas. Decent compact head on top of a lovely deep amber ale. And man, this tastes great. A perfect balance between bitterness and refreshment, with citrus and bitter dancing off to a wonderful tie. A crisp, clean finish with a lingering bitterness that is not overwhelming... merely enticing you to open another. Awesome.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 23, 2015
can: fresh aroma gives way to biscuit and caramel. nice fresh hops. low to moderate bitterness and perhaps a touch thinner than I like, but pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ekinskofer (17) - - APR 18, 2015
First off, this is my local brewery so my opinion is biased :) great brew, a staple. Pour is clear copper. Aroma is citrus,hops. Tastes of massive dry hop awesomeness, citrus, pine. Medium mouth feel awesome finish. A masterpiece.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Seannpc (64) - - APR 15, 2015
Hoppy aroma on this. Medium cloudiness with a burnt orange color. Smooth start and finish also ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BunchABeer (26) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
Pours orange-gold. Thick, white sticky head, with some lacing. Aroma was citrusy with a bit of pine. Taste was citrusy with a small malty finish. Somewhat bitter. Good carbonation. Iíd drink it again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DenverLogan (854) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Poured from 22 oz bottle into Lost Abbey glass. Gold orange with head and lace. Aroma of grapefruit rind, orange honey, light malt. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich grains, bitter roots, grapefruit rind, minerals. Overall big, bold, bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (172) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
Drank from a 600ml can. Also poured some in the glass to look what the beer looks like. Lovely clear orange beer with much carbonation of tiny bubbles from the bottom. No head, but this is not a cin, I may not have poured enough. Smell is super refreshing! I get a lot of pineapple - much more from the can than from the glass. Curiously, the beer in the glass smells really dry. I get some fruits and alcohol as well, but nothing really interresting, I will git it a 3. Taste is less complex than the nose: I get fruity bitterness from the hops and a mouthfeel of carbonation - almost sparkling and mineral. Medium body, To me, this is a good beer but more interresting in the nose than on the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (354) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2015 473ml can from LCBO. Thanks Peter. Aroma: tropical fruits, pineapples, a little bit of pines. App: clear copper with small white head with some lacing. Taste and palate: light to medium body, resinous, light to medium bitter finish. Average carbonation. Overall: for some reason didnít expect much from this beer. I enjoyed it, could taste a little more, maybe more fruity, itís a bit watery which is weird for an IPA. It feels like it they only focused on bitterness instead of a combination of fruits/resin and bitterness. Finish isnít the best Iíve had from an IPA but overall a good IPA from Canada

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Poolieo (17) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2015
It's almost not an IPA. It's not that bitter I think you could call this a pale ale and no one would notice. That being said I enjoyed it an will buy it again. Also I like the packaging. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (714) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Can into giant bulbuls tulip. Pours a rich mahogany amber/copper. Massive and long lasting head, leaves about 2cm and ample lacing. Aroma of dank hops, sour apple, hay, pine, zesty and ripe orange. Taste of bitter hops, dry and ripe, orange peel, cucumber, tart melon. Leaves a dry and bitter aftertaste, followed by a hop punch from Canada, and solid citrus offerings. Solid brew here.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gluepot (104) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Sweet malt and citrus hops in the nose. Very punchy and fresh tasting hop medley, featuring citrus, grapefruit, pine and orange elements. Soft bready malt underneath completes the classic west coast IPA profile. Significant carbonation pumps up the taste. "Juicy and fresh" - the great descriptor of superior West Coast IPAs!


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