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RATINGS: 2081   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Our IPA recalls a time when ales shipped from England to India were highly hopped to preserve their distinct taste during the long journey. The result, quite simply a hop lover’s dream. And this classic ale adds a fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle, to ensure that the long hop finish is one you’ll remember.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Pretty good size creamy head; fairly pale in color. Aroma: was expecting some American intense bitterness, but the nose on this is soft and floral with a tinge of grapefruit. I want to say roses are in there, but I could be pulling that out of my ***. The body is again, thinner than I expected and typically like, but actually was quite refreshing and enjoyable. Enough hops to keep me satisfied for an IPA, but also incredibly drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pepsican (1487) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2008
tap. Copper with a thin head. Nice piney hop nose. Flavor of resins piny hops, citrus, and caramel malts. Nice and bitter, light carbonation. Very nice!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2012 Bottle at home ... light copper ... that oh so typical american hop nose ... lots and lots of hop character ... too bitter ... some sweetness ... some citricness ... some pine ... some hop resins ...3.4

Bottle at home crisp golden amber ... bubbly white head ... that soft creamy malt nose ... juicy orange fruits ... light pine hop .... sweet fruits ... juicy malts ... big citrus and pine .. theres a little of teh creamy malt. but no t as much as in the aroma. Stick on 3.3

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Sampled via 12-oz bottle at 10th Annual Ice Cold Beer Festival in Minocqua, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-hazy caramel amber brew with a thick and creamy off-white head that has some good retention an lacing. Aroma of strong grapefruit zest that over-powers any caramel malt aromas or any other scents. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with a less than intense grapefruit flavor than its aroma. Still, the malt flavor seems to be absent. Finish is quite bitter, citrusy/pine aftertaste that lingers around. Definitely a west coast caliper IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (660) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Murky orange pour...medium head. Aroma is intense, and I mean intense. I poured this puppy and was overwhelmed...so much that I took it across the room and could still smell it from 20 feet away! Grapefruit and other citrus hops are the dominant aroma. Flavor seems weak compared to the aroma, but still pretty damn good. This is one of the more drinkable IPAs I’ve had in a while! The hops aren’t over-the-top for a non-hophead and there is some malt flavors waiting in the wings to keep this from being one-dimensional. Flavor is citrusy hops up front, then some malt sweetness, followed by a bitter aftertaste. Super easy to drink with a very good mouthfeel for a beer of this ’intensity’ (e.g., not comparing to an Impy Stout). Great ’regular’ offering by the folks at GI

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2008
bottle phams- pours hazy copper with large foamy head. smells citrus, grass, bready yeasty, tastes gorgeous very well balanced sweetness with a clean hoppy finish that lasts ages. flowery citrusy, and it has a nice syrupy mouthfeel. great ipa. one of my favourites.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle: Very drinkable IPA. Pours yellow with a thick head. Aroma of hops, but not too strong. Could be a little more hoppy, but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle. Light orange with tight white head. Mellow hop citrus aroma. Soft on the palate, with a hop and toasted malt finish. Good balance. Kind of reminds me a smaller Great Divide Titan.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2007
12 oz. Bottle - Pours a golden yellowish with tons of fluffy off-white head. Smell is strong of hops, citrus, more fruit. Taste is similar starting citrusy sweet hoppy and quickly moves to the bittering aftertaste. Not the best IPA I’ve ever had - but one of the best easily attainable for cheap.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2007
[Had at brewpub, will rerate from home] Nice hazy dark orange pour. Fruity aroma. Hops jump out right away, little bit of pinetree, little bit salty. Crisp palate that suits the big hop taste well.


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