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RATINGS: 819   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. Itís a well-balanced, golden-colored brew that has a crisp hop finish that doesnít 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Not very balanced.. kind of a dry hoppy flavor. Nothing Iíd really buy again... not bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 4, 2005
(12 oz bottle: BevMo in La Jolla, CA) Nothing too special going on here, but this is a pretty nice session IPA, decent malt backbone, acceptably hoppy. Malt is lightly sweet and has an English character to it. The hops start slow, allowing the malt to establish itself on the palate, but moderately bitter hops take over the finish, lending a nice grapefruity aftertaste. I didnít know either of these English hop varietals yielded a grapefruit flavor, and I certainly donít recall having any British IPAs with grapefuit overtones. The nose is pleasant, if a bit on the mild side, malty, a bit hoppy. Medium body, nicely carbonated, fairly clean on the palate, with a lingering bitterness. Bright, clear amber body topped by a fairly white, but smallish head that recedes to a thin halo and leaves a few streaks of lace on the glass. I think this is pretty nice, something Iíd buy again, and the fancy new label sure beats the boring old one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (11097) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2005
On tap poured a clear copper with a white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Dry bitter hop flavor witha hint of carmel. Nice crisp mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
12 oz bottle. Golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is of spicy hops and some faint resin. There is a distinctly sulfurous and vegetal aroma in here as well, that Iím not digging. Flavour has a light malt backbone with some wet, dank, hoppiness. On the finish there is a touch of orange/grapefruit. No real punch in this one and the bitterness is definitely lacking. Not a great example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2005
I think this is the same IPA that everyone has rated. The label is different...not sure if the recipe is too? Iím not a big fan of the NW IPAís...too much Fuggles er sumthiní. Pretty looking beer and certainly distinctive. Aroma is weak along with the head. As I chew on it there seems to be some bitter orange peel and grapefruit. I like the bitterness...wonder what those hops are? The other IPAís are much better. This one is made for the masses...shaka tamasna kata frata brada!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
billk (353) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - JUN 5, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2006 Tap. Clear deep golden color w good, tight, dense, off white, lasting head, good carbonation, decent lacing. Aroma is light roast malt w a full, floral, spicey, hop presence. Flavor is lt. roast pale malt w the above mentioned hops, dry, a bit sour, malty creaminess is there but it takes a back seat to the bitter burn and pleasantly spicey hop dominance. Well into medium bodied. I had to catch myself a few times to not make a pucker face from the bitterness & hop burn (I was in a crowd of beer drinkers, otherwise Iída puckered and enjoyed it). The balance is towards the hops with a bit of a need for more and a bit richer maltyness but still quite good. Lip smacking bitterness on the finish and aftertaste. Iíve seen this here in 6 ers and hope to compare the bottles to the tap version. Iíll bet this goes very well with food. 7/7/05 Iím dropping this down .2. Just had another and it was not as hoppy. There was a slight metallic flavor and the malt was more noticable & a touch sweet when it warmed up. Still love the hops & bitterness though. Add on 7/15/05: Just had the bottle and it is nice with a pleasant spicey, peppery flavor to the hops w a nice malt flavor but there is a noticable metallic/plastic taste that is disappointing. Iíll drink this on occasion because its hard to get good beer here in N Idaho. Iíd rate the bottle @ 3.5.- 10/11/06 The malt flavor has an English style characteristic to it. 11/18/06 What I considered metallic/plastic in the taste is now IMO the English style malt. This beer has become my default house brew. It sells here at 6/$6.55 reg price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6698) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow to light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Leave it to Full Sail to take English hops and make them smell like floor polish. Boring simple aroma, unbalanced harsh finish (even given the style). Not enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2005
From the new 12oz bottle. Pours a light golden orange with a tall white head. Very crisp citrus hopped IPA with a bit of apricot and grapefruit flavors to the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mybrainhurts (374) - North Dakota, USA - APR 20, 2005
Fresh and fruity, hoppy aroma. Moderate in itís hoppy strength. Some maltiness plays in the background. Bubblegum, grapefruit flavors. Juicy and fruity bitter hop finish. A nice american IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2005
Clear golden brown with a medium sized white head. Aroma has some citrusy hops, with a hint of toasty wood. Strong grassy bitterness. Lacking any real malt presence. Not my kind of IPA.

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