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RATINGS: 2217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2007
A very good hops aroma from the start. A slightly orange pour with a light white lacing. A beginning flavor of decent malt not much on the finishing bitter until you rub your tongue around in your mouth to wake it up. A bit of a hay flavor on the finish. Palate is thin but carbonation is good. A very odd beer in that it didnít have any bad flavors but it was odd. I didinít score it low because the flavors were not really bad just odd to me..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Fruity and grassy hops in the nose. Nice malty taste quickly followed by the dry bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
After finishing off this beer, I was intrigued with the idea of being able to buy a great amount for an every day beer because this really did fit that bill. Easily sessionable, hoppy enough to keep the juices flowing with a sweetness well balanced by the hops. The beer pours out a cloudy, dark orangish/yellow hue with a very thin head. I couldnít even get a head to form. Aroma is nicely hopped with a dose of grapefruit, some bitter orange peel, and some apple juice (must have been the malts). Flavor was equal parts easy bittering (citrus with a touch of floralness) and sweet malts. No overpowering carbonation, nothing to make you grimace while drinking. Clean, crisp finish, smooth from start to end. A nice IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2007
I found this IPA to be very....average. It smelled a bit hoppy, but the taste was a not very exciting balance of hops and more maltiness than I expected. Still, this isnít really a flavor-packed IPA, and maybe more extreme IPAs, APAs, and DIPAs have made too cynical for this beer. Yet, it also didnít seem to be an "English-style" IPA/bitter. I also found it to be a bit watery in mouthfeel. Not quite sure what drawer to put this beer in in my mind, which combined with uninspiring messages from my taste buds left me feeling a bit unsatisfied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5195) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Piscator34: Poured a deep hazy beige color ale with a nice foamy head and good retention. Aroma of bitter and floral hops is dominating and quite enjoyable. Taste is a nice mix between some caramel malt with some floral hops and a medium bitter finish. Good carbonation with full body and well balance for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Pours a golden yellow color with a small white head. Nice caramel malt and citrus hop aromas. Nice bitter grapefruit/citrus hop bite and nice bitter finish. Nicely balanced.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4616) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Slight hazy iced tea color. Had a creamy almost yellow head initially but it fades rapidly. Barely any aroma, quite surprising for an IPA. Usually they let you know they are IPA with their pine or floral hop smell. If I smell hard enough there is a some clean orange hoppiness about it. Initial taste is strongish APA or mild IPA. Some odd fruitiness with each taste. What can I say about a style that has become so numerous? Bitter medicinal finish. As expected for this harsh ill mannered style. Iím the wrong guy to look to if you want to build IPA ratings. Let me tell you, I wasnít excited about this when I was given a bottle. Will not acquire again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
On tap at Goose Island Clybourne. This blonde ale poured with a modest off-white head, eliciting a flowery hop aroma. It is nicely hopped with a slightly sweet body and a slightly bitter finish. This is a very tasty IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2739) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2007
[bottle] Massive US hops aroma--bitter grapefruit--, which eventually gives way to some spicy, toffee-ish malt. Hazy coppyer with a white cover that quckly drops to almost nothing. The flavour is spicy melanoidins and toffee malt buffeted by big hops that sort of disappears into an empty void. A little sweetness peeks its head out just before the anticipated body and bitterness never arrive. Too thin a body, moderate carbonation, dry-ish finish that makes this beer out of balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smahler515 (8) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007 does not count
Pours very nicely with a golden finish. The aroma is great with a hoppy taste which makes this IPA a must have


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