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RATINGS: 1922   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2005
This beer pours a medium amber color with a clean enveloping pearlish head with a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is not overbearing, but releasing the cap yielded a few seconds of overwhelming hops and citrus. Definitely an earthy, woody, citrusy aroma to this though it is of course mostly hops. This is full flavored, though it really settles as it warms. The same could be said for the carbonation which is prickling when cold but soothes when warmed up. Malty mid-sip followed by bitter hoppy citrusyness, then the typically malty, sticky, tangy finish. Some bits of wood and fruits...solid but not overly dry. A fun session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2005
Tap: Super light. Really hoppy. Kind of a cannabis tinged nose and flavor. Crisp. Balanced out with yeast, and faint malts. However, a very short finish. Solid IPA. Some of the fruity, perfume flavors get lost along the way.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
Bottled. Deep golden colour, with a fine white head. Nose of yeast, fruit and hops. Malty, hoppy flavor, but to watery. could need more spices and hops. This was a dissapointment...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish copper, rocky head. Woody and mild spicy hop nose, mild alcohol. Pleasant toffee and resin hop start to the beer and finishes dry with a spicy lingering hop flavor. Some metallic notes in the finish. Medium body, Medium driankability. "Second 6er on the cincy trip."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
A little disappointing in the hop department. Has a slightly bitter nose, very biting. The malt is apparent in the aroma. Nice amber coloring, slightly hazy. Flavor is nice and balanced, which is nice for most, though I prefer more hop profile, hence my disappointment. Smooth finish, with a touch of fruit (citrus) at the end. Overall, not my preferred IPA, but I wouldn’t turn it down.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Bottle. Poured a fine amber with a bubbly white head. Smells of piney hops and a hint of fruit. Nice dry mouthfeel, with a hoppy bite. Smooth drinker. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2005
slightly hazy orange, bubbly white head. aroma of flowers, orange, apricot, grapefuit and earth. flavous has orange hard candy, smooth flowery hops, earth, pithy bitter finish. nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Pours slightly hazy, golden brown with a smallish head. Smells distinctively of hops, with a touch of yeast. Supurbly balanced; a stong hop presence that doesn’t overwhelm. In fact, the hop seems quite in harmony with the malt, a rarity in IPAs. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this beer, but yet somehow it just doesn’t seem remarkable in any real way, either.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Well this beer comes highly recommended to me. The beer pours orangish amber in color with ample light beige head. The aroma is a nice balance of floral hops, caramel malt, and fruity yeast. The flavor is upfront bitterness followed by a solid caramel toffee sweetness and a lingering hop finish. This is what an IPA should be hoppy and balanced, and thusly very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29208) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2005
A hazy orange beer with a beutiful white head. The aroma is light - especially for an IPA - but there are some hops to be detected. The flavor is sweet grassy - quite nice - and with a dry end.


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