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RATINGS: 2170   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 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.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
apingos (90) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
faun head that stood its ground, beautiful amber body, sweet! as advertised dry malt with a big hop finish. That said it, still had a nice balance with a little fruity flavor. I would have this one again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (5500) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2007
A nice looking IPA with a big foamy head. Plenty of retention here, too. Aroma is full of pine. Flavor is clearly tart, as expected, but is also surprisingly sweet as the malts show up. Definitely the best American IPA I have tasted.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Quite unbalanced. Good perhaps for hopheads but not for me. Little if any backing malt noted. Mostly resinous bitterness and extremely dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
waolsen (1369) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2007
bottle. clear copper with white frothy head. moderate citrus hops, carmel malts, earth aroma. dry hop, mild malts, pine. peppery bitter finish. a bit watery. I was disappointed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnurda (1188) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 24, 2007
Nicely hopped. Great citrus aftertaste. Thanks to Pisctaor for the sample. This would be my new favorite IPA (if we could get it here)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joe19612 (2101) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2007
A wonderful American IPA. Full of floral hops with distinctive lemon character. Full of flavour one of my favourite beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2007
12oz. bottle - pours lightly cloudy, pale gold with a bone white head. Aroma is typically citrusy for an American IPA, but with a dose of sweet malt as well. Smells balanced. Flavour...tastes balanced as well. Fresh orangey hops, caramel malt, some earthy notes, all leading towards a mildly bitter finish. Classic IPA, in the English character/tradition. Certainly not a US hop bomb. Finish is actually quite sweet, presumably coming from the malts. Nice stuff, very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1318) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2007
Bottle: poured a medium amber orange gold, some bubbles on top with some lacing, lot of pine citrus floral fragrance with pale malt and sweet aromas, faint caramel fragrance, hop bite with a malt sweet taste, citrus and pine needles taste, a citrus grapefruit juice lingers in the after taste, the mouth feel is a little thin, I thought it could be a little better, a good IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - APR 13, 2007
Desent IPA. Strong hoppy aroma with some malty caramel notes. A bit cloudy, just coarse filtered? Small head. Finishes a bit too much on the sweet side, I would prefer a drier, more bitter finish for my IPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2362) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2007
HAD TO GIVE IT A GOOD SCORE SINCE I HAD IT FROM THE CASK AT STOUDT NYC. NICE IPA GOOD FLAVOR.FLORAL, PINE AND GRAPEFRUIT WITH NOT A VERY INTERESTING MALT BASE. 6$ FOR A HALF PINT ? COME ON NOW. THANX FOR THE FREEBIE VEGAS! OH! NICE GOLDEN BELGIAN TYPE LOOK TO IT. YOU OFFICIANADOS SHOULD REALLY LIKE THAT.


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