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RATINGS: 2081   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.


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   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 (1376) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2386) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 good beer. big foamy head and pours a caramel color. tastes very citrusy and has an extremly bitter aftertaste. Tons of malt but not enough hops. Just ok, use to like it but my tastes have evolved...

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Yum YUM Pour a perfect light orange color with nice head and great lacing. Aroma was of strong grapefruits and other citrus hops. Flavor was much the same, very refreshing not overly bitter very very good ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Pours a hazy light amber with a thin white head. The aroma is hoppy and citrusy, with some malt coming through. Taste is refreshing and grapefruit like without the sour, plus with a good malty profile around it. I like this better than most pale ales, it is quite a good example of an IPA in my opinion.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Disappointing hop aroma and flavor. I expect more from an ipa. There is a good level of bitterness though that lasts nicely. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1974) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2007
33 cl bottle, Fargo. Hazy light amber colour, lots of nice hop aroma. Good level of carbonation, nice bitterness that lasts long into the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keith0718 (408) - Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Strong citrus overtones. Strong hoppy finish: bitter, yet pleasing. Not astringent Decent amount of malty body support this good IPA.


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