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RATINGS: 2380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2008
I first tried this at a live theater, on tap, from a plastic cup. I was pleasantly surprised. Next time from a bottle with a proper glass, deep golden,off white head. I like the strong hops. I have a friend bring me a 6pk whenever he visits from Naperville, IL.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Pours a golden color with a white head. Tastes of citrus and hops. Really a great IPA Draft pint at Brazenhead in Dublin, OH

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5132) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2008
Bottled. Aroma has citric and flowery hops, some malts. Clear, golden-yellow coloured with a white head. Taste is bitter, slightly sweet, has citric and flowery hops. Quite mild in the style. Not a bad thing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6429) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2008
Bottled. Clear golden color, short head. Nice aroma of fruity and flowery hops, lavendel. Taste of bitter berries (gooseberry?), quite bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2008
bottle poured a golden in color with a one finger frothy white head that retained fairly well. aroma has citrus and pine hops, juicy fruit, sweetness, and grapefruit. fairly hop hefty with a nice resinous tone. lighter mouth feel with average carbonation. flavor is hop centered. bitterness gets hold over a citrus, pine, and grapefruit medley. plenty of sweetness and just enough malt to hold it together well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (11279) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2008
(10/9/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Clybourn, Chicago. Clear golden to amber color. Floral hops in the nose with some grapefruit and some tropical fruits. Flavor begins slightly malty and turns into pleasant citric hoppy bitterness. Medium-bodied. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice goldenrod color, nice pearly head with good lacing. Aroma is a bitter hops, some spices. Flavor is hoppy, and ends on a musty note with currants. All in all it’s an okay IPA, not quite enough flavor for me, however.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2008
good full bodied pour with full white head, full smooth palate, light citurs backgrounds and mild bitterness

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RudeLead (8) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2008 does not count
Pours slightly hazy, wonderful golden colour. Medium, but enduring head. Resin, stonefruits (peach, dried apricots), pale malt and hints of honey and spice on the nose. Quite good gypseous mouthfeel. Aroma in the mouth follows the nose with a pleasant, mellow bitter finish and well balanced discreet malt sweetness. Quite long. Overall a very well composed, delicate, elegant and drinkable IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2487) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 4, 2008
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Pale yellow gold with lasting head and lace. Fresh citrus hop aroma. Very mild honey sweetness (even warmed up) almost nil fruitiness, followed by a bracing hop bitterness and dry finish. Somewhat out of balance, but I like hops like the next guy. Medium body and somewhat medium high carbo add a little unnecessary bite. Not bad. And a rarity for Long Island, it’s fresh. Extra points for readable date code.


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