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RATINGS: 1960   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 loverís 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 youíll remember.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6859) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 9, 2007
bottle, gathering at highlandladís 06. golden with a modest head. grapefruit aroma with some doughiness. fresh and really drinkable, light toffee, pine, pretty bitter

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zimmo (57) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - FEB 2, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice amber color with thin white head and light aroma. Interesting hops taste, but not as enjoyable as others have rated. I typically love the strong hop taste of an IPA, but somehting about this one puts me off. Not bad, just not that good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Solid IPA, at times i thought I lmight like this better than the xxx IIPA, but in the end itís not as complete nor compex a beer as itís older brother. Itís a beutiful standard IPA, if you like hops youí;ll like this. On Tap @ Goose Island pub lincoln park

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Very impressive IPA, excellent malty flavor with hop ballence crisp, almost tastes like a bitter, very well done.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (2902) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 29, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2008 Re-rate, Jan í07 on draft at Durty Nellieís: Original experience stands, no wet dog aromas, though, just a really nice overall IPA, good earthy and resinous notes supporting the citrus. Original Rating: Poured an amber to pale color with a frothy nice white head, very nice lacing, looking pretty so far. The aroma was grapefruity, quite nice, other citrus notes, some citrus rinds. Slight wet dog aspect to the aroma, but it didnít come out after the first few minutes or in the flavor. The flavor otherwise followed suit, light resinous notes also underneath it all but citrus/grapefruits definitely the highlight. Moderate mouthfeel, fairly clean finish, nice stuff. Not quite as outstanding and rich as my favorite Stone IPA, but pretty darned nice and drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2008 pours slightly hazed golden with solid creamy white head. great head retention. nose earthy, juicy, citrusy, hop nose. flavor is more earthy than most ipa, big bitterness and citrusy, leathery, grapefruity hop flavor. brillantly balanced. totally sessionable. high underrated. really nice ipa when fresh.3.8.

on tap at clybourn, wow this beer is briillant on tap quite a bit better. big piney and citrus hop character that tastes great. i could drink a lot of this. very under rated and much better on tap. 4.0.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2280) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2007
pretty decent if uninspired IPA. straightforward typical american ipa. nothing wrong with it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
locarboy (129) - USA - JAN 26, 2007
Years ago when this was a seasonal at the brewpub I loved this stuff. As more and more flavorful hop beers have come along and my insatiable appetite for hops moderated to an almost reasonable level I have grown less fond of this beer. It is still one that I enjoy when Iím jonesiní for hops. You can smell it coming from across the bar. It also has a nice IPA color and appropriate head. Lovely on hand pump. For the most part I find that it is way out of malt/hop balance. Sometimes itís just the perfect thing, lots of time itís not.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2694) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2007
12oz bottle, Best when consumed by 050107. Pours a slightly hazy honey orange with a one finger eggshell head. Aroma of perfumey floral and grapefruity hops, some caramel and biscuity malts--leaning more towards biscuity. Flavor comes across as perfumey hops, a bit of grass, and a nice biscuity backbone. Bitterness never gets beyond moderate. Semidry mildly bitter finish. Moderate carbonation, light to medium bodied. Was surprised I hadnít rated this long ago.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2007
clear golden with a nice lasting white head that leaves good lacing. woody funky hop aroma. bittersweet salted caramel flavor. bitter dry finish. light to medium bodied nice lively carbonation. decent but nothing to get excited about.


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