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RATINGS: 2131   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6844) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2007
(Bottle, White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 1 Dec 2007) Pale amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity nose with orange peel and apricots resting on a fairly sweet malt foundation with hints of toffee. Fruity taste with notes of citrus (orange, grapefruit), some underlying malt sweetness and hints of toffee, leaving with a whiff of floral hops in the finish. Nice balance, good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Pours a slightly hazed light honey gold with 3 finger eggshell head fading quickly and leaving a thin layer for the remainder as well as decent lacing. Aroma is citrus hops, pine, some planty floral notes, hints of grain, straw, salt water taffey and caramel. Flavor is nice sweet orange blossom up front, sweet grain, dry straw, sweet grasses, caramel, berry blossoms, some melon and grapefruit. Finish is mild grapefruit, sweet grass, light caramel, white bread and a sweet floral fade. Palate is body, dry feel and sharp carbonation. I bought this to re-rate, expecting myself to knock it down from it’s original rating, it was one of my first ratings. I was kind of gushing about how great it was because it was my standby beer for quite a while and I really liked it. I still love this beer though, it has been probably 10-12 months since I have had it and I have to say I missed it a little. I am knocking the score down a little (4.2 to 4.0) but this is still a great IPA and a great value.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2007
12 oz. bottle from Quinton’s (Iowa City, IA). Poured a light orange gold that was hazy. Smelled of fruits, namely ctirus. Taste is sharp, of hops and dry malts. I almost detect some piney notes but the beer mainly holds a dry citrus hoppiness that dominates. Not the best IPA out there, but certainly a formidable beer. A very inviting brew that I will drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walkowiak (21) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Bottle. Poured a cloudy gold, bordering on amber with a small head. Aroma was hoppy and grassy. The taste had a nice bitterness with a good malt balance. Ranked it third against 60 Minute (1st), Harpoon (2nd), and Avery (4th).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2007
I have always really liked this beer. Locally grown and available year round, it doesnt get any better than this as a fallback. Wish I could find it on tap more often. It may be a little thinner, but it has no trace of that medicine flavor that dogs down the style. Crisp and very refreshing, even more so since lately I am on a winter beer kick.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle. Poured a cloudy sunset brown with a small off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with lots of spice notes to it. Strong sweet malt flavor with slight roasted notes. Finish is smooth and malty. Richly spiced. Plenty of bitter hops in the finish. This is an excellent IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (891) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - NOV 23, 2007
Bottle, november 07. Great, striking, citric grapefruit aroma with some piney touches. Interesting bittersweet flavor, balanced with an evident hoppy note and some spicyness. Medium mouthfeel, tasty and refreshing. Clear golden color with a nice, bubbly white head. Nice, hoppy, spicy and balanced IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihar (68) - Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Amber colored, pours with a white head... aroma is very fruity, tastes slightly bitter with plenty of hops... some notes of citrus towards the end...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Orange with good, foamy white head / Pine and pineapple nose / Light body, some malts and modest hops, with good finish / Simple, cooked flavor of pineapple with pine and caramel on the finish / A fine but not stellar effort.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Coutesy of Gillard. Pours a clear deep copper with white head. The aroma is grapefruit hops and a stream of sweet malts. Nice hop representation in the nose. Smooth flavor of grapefruit hop mild bitterness and sweeter hop flavor. The malts contribute nicely with sweet malts and mild caramelization. This is a nicely balanced IPA. Into the finish is even grapefruit hop bitterness.


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