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RATINGS: 1857   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2005
I forgot to inventory this so in turn I have forgotten who sent it to me. Thank you, whoever you are. Poured an effervescent golden with a fizzy white head that dissipated completely. Aroma of clean hops and a touch of citrus. Taste is light and hoppy with some lemon. Not much of a malt backbone to this one, just refreshing hops. Body is average and well-carbonated. Although this felt a little watered down to me, it was tasty and clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Grapefruit on the nose, and very strong in the flavor. Hints of sugar in the malt, nice balance. Nice hop finish, yet crisp and clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Moderate to heavy aroma of Cascade hops — grapefruit and pine. Also notes of floral hops. Flavor of citrus, bitter grapefruit with a bit of sweet orange and toasted malts. Slight sour aftertaste to go along with the bitter bite. Crisp as an IPA should be. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2005
BottleGolden copper color, thin sticky head and fairly retentive lacing. The nose is fairly hoppy with cascade type varieties. A bit floral and grassy but not too assertive. The malts gently come up to greet the nose as well. The flavor is heavily caramelized and toasty with a solid mouthfeel and rounded balance. The finish is smooth with a light lick of bitterness as it rounds the back 10 but is missing the usual ping of flavor. Like if you forgot to add salt to a dish, it’s all here, but just not. A good IPA; not focused on the the guns and with a level foundation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (5757) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2005
Nice hop character, refreshingly dry. Amber colour, nice aftertaste. One of the best IPAs I’ve tasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2005
GABF 2005. Full head, clear yellow body. Light sour hop aroma. Fizzy mouthfeel, with dominant hops that fade to a bitter and long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dick1984LS (29) - 29 Palms, California, USA - SEP 28, 2005
im not much of an ipa fan but timmy brought me some of this from chicago and i thoughly enjoyed and i agree with him it might be apple or maybe....?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Nice copper color with thick creamy compact white head. Aroma is decidely hoppy. Nice citrus hop aroma and hop sweetness with a hint of malt. Clean hop flavor. Sweetness from a hop side, and malt also. Lightness in presence, nice feel. Strong hop finish. Roasted malt warmth is also present. Citrus sits on palate and doesn’t sour or get heavy. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 golden amber color nice hop aroma, fruity, apple maybe?? good hoppiness well balanced, delightful (9-20-2005) re-rate(1-17 2009) pungent hoppy aroma comming from what i conjecture to be fuggle or willamette aroma/dry hops. a little underlying grapefruit citrus, but mostly just nice english dirty spicy hop flavor and smell. I should get this more often. finish is dry, but not too dry. the malt plays a supporting role, but is not forgotten. there is just enough to give a little chew and contemplation before pounding the rest of this quenching elixir.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Cloudy light amber colour with a small, creamy head. Very lovely hoppy aroma. Distinct fruity notes, citrus - perhaps grapefruit? Malty with notes of caramel. Marked bitter finish. Very nice and typical American IPA. 160905

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