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RATINGS: 801   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This English style IPA is a full-flavored, full-bodied brew that has a big bold malt character and intense aromatics. It’s a well-balanced, golden-colored brew that has a crisp hop finish that doesn’t bite. With its palate cleansing finish, IPA is a perfect for highly spiced dishes with curry, ginger, garlic or cumin. This classic English style IPA is brewed with: 2-row Pale malt and is hopped with Challenger and East Kent Goldings hops


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Pours a medium pale with a white head and some lacing. It has a grassy, earthy and pine nose. Good malt profile with pronounced pine and earth hop flavor. Good mouthfeel with a dry finish. Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Light copper amber color, small white head. Muted Cascade family hop aroma. Slight floral hop notes, english malt in the flavor. Slight residual bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Pours a lush gold. Aroma is buttered popcorn. Flavor is citrus, most notably the ever-present grapefruit of this style. It finishes waaaaay too dry to be considered a noble effort. Leaves a slightly sickly sour (say that fast 10 times in a row) taste in the mouth. Not very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Bottle. Pours gold to light orange in color. Bubbly medium white head. Mild aroma, earthy, piney hop aroma, decent malt aroma as well. Not a typical over hopped west coast IPA aroma. Wow this is bitter. The aroma threw me, I was thinking that this was going to be a mild brew. A little toasted malt characteristic as well. Very astringent, the bitterness and acidity lasts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Bottle. Pours a clear classic copper with a medium off-white head. Nice aroma; musty, floral, earthy and grainy. Flavor starts off with toasted malt, wood, caramel and then grapefruit and citrusy hops. Doesn’t have pacific NW hop character, more of an English-style IPA. Medium, creamy body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. A very nice, well-balanced IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2005
Tasted 15/08/2005. 12 fl oz bottle from BrewNZ. Rose gold with a disappearing, lacey, off-wite head. Nice sweet, floral and caramel, malt aroma slowly subsides to reveal an average, grassy, hop aroma. Flavour is similarly caramel at first but quickly gives way to a toasty, burnt, malt astringency and an absolutely huge hop bitterness in the finish that lingers, almost seeming to intensify, for quite some time after swallowing. Light mouthfeel for 6% but this is balanced by a low level of carbonation. A bit over the top really. OK for maniac hop heads, I guess, but I prefer a better sweet malt balance (the malt here is a touch too astringent).

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of DarkElf via trade. Aroma is very citrusy but not citrus hoppy. Pours an transparent orange with an insignificant soapy white head. Almost IIPA in appearance. No malt in this IPA. Watery up front with a piney and light citrus hop finish. Hops seem a little off. Not the greatest IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Thanks to DarkElf for this beer.

Poured an effervescent golden with a fizzy white head. Interesting aroma of piney hops with a touch of underlying dirty diapers. Flavor is bland, dry hops with way too much toffee dominating the palate. A disappointig IPA on many levels.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - AUG 9, 2005
From a bottle. Decent, fresh and citrusy hops. I would have liked a bit more complexity, such as metallic or spruce highlights. Finishes a bit too quickly, and like al Full Sail products, it seems, too sweetly. Too sweet for a session brew...why the hell can’t they make this with a drier finish?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2005
This beer is rather astringent. Muted aroma of earthy grass. Brilliant, clear copper color with a fluffy white head. Sharp, almost piercingly bitter, EKG hops, leaves a long lasting hop residual on the tongue. The malts are along for the ride, not in the forefront by any stretch. Thanks to DarkElf for the sample!


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