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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Bottle... Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The nose is very much like that of instant Lipton® iced tea with lemon. Medium toffee sweetness followed by moderate citrus peel bitterness. Medium-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Bitter-sweet and then astringent, drying finish. Kudos to Gillard for sharing the bottle!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Pours a clear orange, with a small white head. Smells of citric hops, some grapefruit, and some musty malts are there too. The flavor was a mix of hops and citrus fruits. Grapefruit was the most prominent fruity character noticeable. Pretty nice little session IPA. Easy drinking and enjoyable. Mot surprising with this brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 Tampa RB Gathering Beer #12....dark amber body with a small, diminishing white head....nose of pine cones, floral hops, grapefruits, tangerines and lemons....flavor is big on the hops, but well balanced by a caramel sweet malt backbone....medium bodied, oily resinous palate....medium length, bitter, piney finish....good IPA

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2007
Very interesting aroma of floral, fruity and herbal hops. Pours a dark golden color with a medium white head. Robust flavor of fruity, herbal hops with malt with a dry, bitter finish. The body is medium with a creamy texture and soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5393) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2007
A very good hops aroma from the start. A slightly orange pour with a light white lacing. A beginning flavor of decent malt not much on the finishing bitter until you rub your tongue around in your mouth to wake it up. A bit of a hay flavor on the finish. Palate is thin but carbonation is good. A very odd beer in that it didn’t have any bad flavors but it was odd. I didin’t score it low because the flavors were not really bad just odd to me..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Fruity and grassy hops in the nose. Nice malty taste quickly followed by the dry bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
After finishing off this beer, I was intrigued with the idea of being able to buy a great amount for an every day beer because this really did fit that bill. Easily sessionable, hoppy enough to keep the juices flowing with a sweetness well balanced by the hops. The beer pours out a cloudy, dark orangish/yellow hue with a very thin head. I couldn’t even get a head to form. Aroma is nicely hopped with a dose of grapefruit, some bitter orange peel, and some apple juice (must have been the malts). Flavor was equal parts easy bittering (citrus with a touch of floralness) and sweet malts. No overpowering carbonation, nothing to make you grimace while drinking. Clean, crisp finish, smooth from start to end. A nice IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2007
I found this IPA to be very....average. It smelled a bit hoppy, but the taste was a not very exciting balance of hops and more maltiness than I expected. Still, this isn’t really a flavor-packed IPA, and maybe more extreme IPAs, APAs, and DIPAs have made too cynical for this beer. Yet, it also didn’t seem to be an "English-style" IPA/bitter. I also found it to be a bit watery in mouthfeel. Not quite sure what drawer to put this beer in in my mind, which combined with uninspiring messages from my taste buds left me feeling a bit unsatisfied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5065) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Piscator34: Poured a deep hazy beige color ale with a nice foamy head and good retention. Aroma of bitter and floral hops is dominating and quite enjoyable. Taste is a nice mix between some caramel malt with some floral hops and a medium bitter finish. Good carbonation with full body and well balance for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Pours a golden yellow color with a small white head. Nice caramel malt and citrus hop aromas. Nice bitter grapefruit/citrus hop bite and nice bitter finish. Nicely balanced.


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