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RATINGS: 2057   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 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 Fluffy-headed golden tulip. Iíve only sniffed it and itís already Beer Of The Evening. A seductive, encloaking fog of sweet floral hoppiness, pine and succulent mandarin. Silky lace clinging to the glass. Quinine bitter hop dryness in the finish. Hugely smooth, fruitily refreshing and absolutely drenched with perfumey tangerine and Turkish delight flavours. A lip-smacking bottle of hops more than worthy of the tulip treatment.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stiffy42j (68) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2007
pours orangish yellow, thin head. floral and citrus aromas. pretty hoppy, with citrus and pine. Its okay but doesnt really stand out from alot of the IPAs Ive had lately.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerman77459 (6) - Missouri City, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2007 does not count
good ipa light aroma good apperance good flavor low head had it on tap in naperville

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrm1021 (23) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2007
From a 12 oz bottle from a Goose Island sampler pack. pours a small head; nice orange, slighty caramel color; nice flowery hop nose. Has a good bitter hop finish (not as strong as other IPAís). Not the best IPA, but a good standard IPA that is very consistant from Goose Island.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iradog (32) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2007
This beer pours a light hazy color with little head. I has a pleasent aroma good mix of hppy and citrus. Good IPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - FEB 28, 2007
12oz bottle (thanks to shigadeyo) poured a clear orange color with a small white head. The aroma was floral citrus with some pine and caramel malts. Taste was well balanced with a small push toward the hops. Good malt profile make this beer a nice treat. A big change from all the west coast IPAís that are normally around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 An old fave: Creamy IPA with a head that lasts until the last drop. Cloudy golden pour that exudes aromas of stone fruit, honey, bready yeast and pine all intertwined in a balanced symphony of olfactory nuances. Following not too far behind is the flavor, contributing more of the same. There is a distinct British flavor, which must be the yeast. A very mellow IPA, in the sense that while it is plenty spicy and fruity, the distinction between hop and yeast flavor/aroma/bitterness are blurred. Thatís what I like. Very well balanced. Nothing crazy, but just different enough to be considered excellent and a benchmark for the style. Again, the finish is slightly bitter, slightly fruity, subtly sweet and sensuously creamy; all in balance. Excellent.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2007
UPDATED: APR 28, 2007 Iím sorry. I donít care about the history. I donít care about the American tradtion of enjoying this bitter pine needle-tasting swill. This ale tastes like soap.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
12 oz bottle, via KingpinIPA. Nice golden amber color, very mild hop aroma. The flavor is somewhat fruity and refreshing, but this is an IPA thatís definitely lighter on the hops than im used to. Kind of reminds me of a nicely hopped Pale Ale. Not bad, but not in the same class as other IPAís.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1364) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Approximately 4 oz. sample from a 12 oz. bottle at an American IPA tasting hosted by tennisjoel. This was the second of ten beers that we tried. Light aroma, sweet and malty by the standards of the style, but still primarily hoppy. Pours a brass color with a small amount of beige head. Hazy with fine suspended particulate. A beer novice in the tasting group was complaining about the lack of clarity in the liquid, but I have no problem whatsoever with a little sedimentary opacity. Subtle flavors. Well balanced between the hops and malt, but is an IPA really the right style for balance? Light on hops by the IPA standard, but a floral hops flavor is evident nonetheless. Light bodied and drinkable. This is a subtle, easy drinking beer, suitable for sessioning (although, at 5.9% abv, it is too high in alcohol content to count as a true session brew). The sum is better than the parts. This beer shouldnít blow anyone away, but it certainly is a welcome refresher. This ranked sixth on my list out of the ten IPAs in the tasting.


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