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RATINGS: 1928   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2007 Bottle. Slight hazy copper/orange body under a fingerthick off-white head. Beautiful flowery hop-aroma, also citrus and dry malts. Taste is complex and mellow; citrus again, with a decent malt base and a delicate hopbitterness. Everlasting bitter finish. A great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Get a lot of hops in the aroma.Pours copper with a big off white head.Big hops in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a bitter hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2006
On tap at the Clybourn brewpub. Pale golden colour with a mostly diminishing frothy white head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with light caramel notes. Light toasty and caramel malts with a lingering fresh pine and grapefruit bitter finish. Medium bodied, juicy. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2006
12 oz. bottle via trade with 11026 - Pours a golden color with a good size off white head. Decent lacing. Has a nice citrus hop aroma. Flavor has light esters, light toasted malt, and citrus hops. Medium body. No lingering aftertaste. Very nice. Thanks Steve.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2006
Bottle picked up at Tuckers Maltings, Newton Abbot,, Devon 14-11-06 had the same evening. Poured a warm golden colour, this was a super crisp refreshing hoppy beer, with great citrusy flavours very impressive, I liked this a lot and have had this before but forgot how good it was.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2007 pours a honey color with a one finger head light to medium body. nice smooth hop smell with some pine and malt with a little sweet grapefruit and orange. ok lacing, nice and smooth pine hop taste with malt and a little orange peel caramel, and has a small dry hop after taste. nice all around ipa a must try.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2006
aroma of sweet pine; pours a dark cloudy gold; flavor is a bold bitter but works as a session beer also. I love this beer, it has a great flavor and the hop resins linger on and on. This and the New Glarus IPA make living in the midwest alot less depressing.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2006
12 oz bottle via shigadeyo (thanks Craig!). Chilled 2 hours. This pours a clear copper with an average white head. Nose is mostly citrus, lemon, grapefuit and grass. Taste is mostly grapefruit and grassy hops. Very thin body, watery mouthfeel. A bit below average for an IPA...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2006
A Mes rate: 35.5cl bottle from Wine of Course. Typically american IPA and therefore not something I particularly care for. Very aromatic and hoppy all round. Lots of citrus and... oh my god I am bored. Something tarty about it too. And tarty in an unpleasant way. Don’t see any reason to make a fuss over this. Well crafted but boring.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2007 I’ve had this in bottle and on tap at the brewpub. Both were excellent. Draught at the brew pub (Clybourn location). Clear orange color with bubbly white head that laced the glass. Attractive citrusy hop aroma with assertive grapefruity hop flavor supported by a malty caramel backbone. Dry on the tongue with lingering hop bitterness. Delicious.


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