RateBeer
overall
95
92
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Share this beer with friends!
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Poured orange with a thick white head. Very hoppy aroma with citrus, graitfruit and pine. Taste started out a bit too graitfruity but smoothed out quickly. The mouthfeel had a solid citrus and pine combination. Good example of the style overall.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2005
A favorite IPA. Not quite as robust as some but excellent nonetheless. More on the order of Alpha King than Two Hearted, say. Consistently great, nicely balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Orangey pour. Big rush of hops right off the bat, but the aromas seem to blow off over time. Mild malty backbone coated with piney hops. Thin bodied. Very similar to the Hopscotch, but the APA seemed fresher.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3154) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Pour is a nice hazy orange with almost no head. Aroma is a fine citrus-pine. Flavor is outstanding. Lots of grapefruit hops with a nice malty backbone. A very tasty IPA and at a reasonable price. Bottled or on tap this is a good one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutchap (393) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Pours a light clear amber with a decent off-white bubbly head which dissipates quickly and leaves some lacing. Somewhat citrus nose, decent amount of hops - long finish. Light mouthfeel, refreshing. Nice summer drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FoolishMortal (989) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Clear red gold amber with a medium sized white head. Citrus and floral hop aromatics. Pleasing bitter and citrus hop flavors complemented by an equally present hop sweetness. Rather malty finish. Mouthfeel is medium light, somewhat sticky.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2005
This one had drifted past its best before date without my noticing, but seemingly none the worse for that. Hazy (didn’t realise its bottle conditioned until I poured it) orangey colour. There’s pine in the mix but this seemed more citric (grapefruit and bitter orange) and less resinous than some other US IPAs I’ve tried. Refreshingly sharp, but not excessively so. Quite a classy little number. Bottled, from Safeway.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2005
On tap at brewpub. A little overcarbonated in my opinion (I think it was on nitrogen, which I don’t really like), and not as hoppy as I like my IPA’s. Probably true to British-style IPA’s, but not exactly what I’m looking for. Has a nice amberish color, reasonably hoppy nose and flavor. Nothing spectacular, but a solid IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maddog (381) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Foolishly, I often overlook this brew at the store. But, for the price, it is truly a special find. Citrusy and very well hopped, it is an IPA lover’s dream. Always fresh, this one will become a standard in my fridge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Poured a clear amber with a moderate white head. Good lacing. Aroma was citrus fruit with some pine notes. Not as pervasive an aroma as I would like. Light-to-medium malt backbone, with a citrus hoppiness providing much of the flavor (mildly spicy, too). Very smooth mouthfeel, and quite easy to drink. Medium, pleasant hop finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 156 157 158  159  160 161 162 » 191


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50