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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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As the name implies, every aspect of this American style IPA is amplified - from the upfront hop aroma and bitterness to the big malt body. This year we pumped up the American citrus-fruity hop character with Warrior, Summit, and Brewer’s Gold hops. Pale, crystal and Munich malts add the punch of malt and mouth feel to balance the hops. The golden-orange hue glows like the late winter Available in 22oz. bottles and draught. ABV 7.8% IBU 80


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6260) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit, apricot, flowers), moderately malty (cookie), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly astringent. Yet another basic hopfest from the northwest. Quite a teeter-totter from when it first hits your tongue until the finish...goes from too sweet to too bitter very quickly, and unsettling effect. Nothing much of interest here, perhaps a little maltier in the nose than some. Has that raw bread dough yeast smell, common to lots of American beers, not something I enjoy. Rather flimsy body for its size/style. Drinkable, but not recommended.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (6169) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Draft at the Parkway’s Day of IPAs. Bready/yeasty nose. Hazy and still. Almost peachy palate. Empty finish. Gets almost vinous as it warms. Weird beer, not a success, and really surprising--I thoroughly expected to enjoy this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6124) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Bomber. Pours a dark orange body with a thin white head. The aroma is pretty nice; some sweet hops covered in honey and a bunch of malts. The flavor was full of malts and caramel, but throughout there was a fairly bitter hop aspect which was a bit different than I was used to; grapefruit for sure, but also something like soap. Not bad at all. Really easygoing and tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Bottle: Medium amber hue with a small fading head and some lace. The aroma has notes of grapefruit, apple, piney and floral hops, and is earthy. The taste starts with a big bite of bitters and citrus. The malt background is too subdued for balance and there isn’t much else going on for depth of palate. The feel is quite metallic and dry. This does get a tad boring after a while, disappointed. Thanks anyway David for the bottle...now what will I do with mine? I guess save it for a rerate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
a solid drinkable beer, but doesn’t stand a chance against the big boys. doesn’t do anything wrong, just doesn’t do enough right. solid pine/citrus aroma and flavor, just not strong enough."

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Pours a medium caramel colour .. . medium average head .. . mouthfeel is pure, fantastic stuff, squeaky clean .. . pretty hopped up ... is there anyone here who didn’t think she was talking about a goat??

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5863) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Has an amber color with a huge frothy head. The medium strong hop smell is citrusy, flowery. Medium bodied and softly carbonated. A strong malty sweet grain flavor anchors and meshes nicely with a fairly strong citrusy hop taste. A most tasty IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Aroma is sweet malt, some vanilla? and some grassy earth. The beer pours and orange gold color that is somewhat opaque. The flavor is nothing what I expected from the aroma. There is huge hop flavor. Some pine, some grapefruit, a little bit of smooth malt backbone, and then some more dryhoppy resins. The beer is well balanced, yet still extremely hoppy. The body is relatively light for how resiny it is, and it is really easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. Not very good. Pours an amber body with a thin white head. Typical earhty hops and a big character of malt in this one. A little etoh but its hidden for the most part in the mixture. I just didnt care for this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Sampled draught at The Rose & Raindrop, Portland
Golden pale, tan head, light lacing. Nose of citrusy cascade hops, the flavor is balanced but unremarkable, an average offering.


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