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RATINGS: 2404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 29, 2009
12oz bottle. clear copper under a large creamy white head. not particularly potent aroma but enough peachy, orange, citrus hoppiness to keep me interested. body is bit thin in this one. flavors of bittering hops, mostly citrus, and very light biscuity malting...a bit too light though. nice lemony, citrus finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 25, 2009
Bottled 355ml. It pours a light amber beer with an average sized off-white head. Decent hoppy nose. The flavor is okay with a slight hint of rice sneaking in. Balanced. Not really my kind of IPA but still rather enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6322) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2009
RBESG Sheffield 2009, day 3, Smithfields Hotel, Manchester. Bottle. Light hazy golden colour, creamy white head. Aroma of toffee, fruits, hops and citrus. Flavour is sweet, fruity, caramel, sharp green hoppy finish. Medium bodied. A sweet IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chimpy5 (19) - Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Poured a clear amber with medium white head. Aroma is hops and citrus. Thin bodied, but still had some solid bitter hop flavors to keep me interested.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2009
Bottel, Rehills, Newcastle. Extremely fresh hop aroma, you can almost taste the hop leaves!!. Lime and orange flavours evident. Becomes faintly chalky and grassy, clean tasting. quite a smnack of bitterness, leaving a sharpness on the back of the throat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours tangerine, with wispish head. Aromatic aroma, almost of perfume, of very sweetly spiced hops. Similar on the palate, with little carbonation, and the hoppiness more to the fore.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6395) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2009
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at Olutkellari Helsinki on 2009-07-11) Golden and almost clear. Small and quite quickly disappearing white head. Grassy and fruity aroma. Medium bodied and dryish palate with medium carbonation. Fruitiness, citricness, lightly grapefruit, malts and bitterness in taste. Fruity and bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2009
bottle. Pours a clear golden orange color, nice inch of thick off white head that lasts well and leaves plenty of lace. Good looking brew. Nose shows plenty of spicy and earthy, floral hops, some smooth biscuity malt. Good aroma, if slightly muted. Flavor starts with a clean, crisp punch of spicy bitterness, moves into some light floral notes, bits of clean citrus. Clean, dry malt backbone. More light bitterness on the finish. Palate is crisp and clean, medium carbonation, with a lightly bitter finish. Overall a very good IPA with a somewhat unique hop profile.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2009
On tap at Goose Island Wrigleyville. Pale amber/gold with frothy white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and grass. Taste a bit of citrus, hops, pine, mild caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel, crisp and quenching.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emoore0024 (25) - USA - JUL 10, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a relatively clear golden orange color, with a medium white foamy head. Aroma is floral hops, slight sweetness, pine. Flavor is a medium hop, lightly bitter, with a creamy, refreshing finish. Extremely pleasant IPA. I enjoyed this one.


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