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RATINGS: 1926   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2006
I’m no fan of IPA’s. They are too hoppy. There are only one or two I can think of that are appealing to me. This one is hoppy, although I won’t hold it against the brewer. I can recognize a better than average IPA when I taste one. This one pours a light brown from the bottle. Good head retention and lacing. There is that distinct hop aroma that dominates the flavor as well. The palate is quite characteristic, but that’s why I gave it an average rating. As far as drinkability goes, well I wouldn’t drink more than one or two at a time before I had to drink something else.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2006
A tasty little IPA, very well balanced, lots of resiny hops oils in the nose, a ton of citrus, nice medium bodied mouthfeel with a great hop character and nice carbonation. Very enjoyable, with a clean finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2006
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. A very nice IPA. Gold body with a good white head. Aroma of hops and citrus, a bit of sweetness. Flavor is hoppy and citrusy, very light and refreshing with just that touch of sweetness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ipaordie (4) - USA - FEB 3, 2006 does not count
Light malt; moderate hops, average head (lasting, white, w/excellent lacing); sparkling clear; no particles; beautiful amber color; excellent flavor -- not over the top like Red Hook; light-to-medium body; soft carbonation; my personal favorite!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - FEB 1, 2006
Average IPA, I’ve had this a bunch over the years and am reading it retrosprectively. Good citrus/bitter balance. Crisp and smooth to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
Golden with dissapearing white head. Aroma is flower and hops with some sweetness. Soft taste with notes of sweetness and a nice bitter aftertaste with hints of flowers

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (4141) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2006
Bottle 0,355l. Golden colour. Lasting white head. Smell of perfume. Aroma of fruit - mainly citrus. A pleasant bitterness. A long aftertaste ending in a dry, fruity bitterness. Refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2360) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Clear amber body with a frothy head. Aroma is obviously hop dominated, mostly citrus and grapefruit, notes of caramel malt. Flavor is much the same, but as it warmed it completely fell apart. The last few sips were a mess. Before that it was a good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2006
A cracking American IPA. Shining gold with a short head. Smelled great: very bright with luscious soft fruit and nose-tingling gooseberry tartness. Soft caramel and fresh hops. Medium bodied. Typical US PA flavour mix of caramel vs piney hops, but better balanced than most. Long satisfying bitter finish. Very good indeed. (Duff homecoming gathering)

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2006
Big hoppy aroma, grassy and hint of spice. big grassy hop flavour big bitter taste. dark amber in colour with huge white head. very pleasant beer.


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