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RATINGS: 2220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7046) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2007
Bottle. Golden with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of resiny pine hops. Flavour of citrus and elderflowers with a lengthy dry finish. Very pleasant.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CamdenD (1118) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 22, 2007
Highly disappointing IPA, especially after its wonderfully classy citrus/pine aroma that does not overwhelm or lie resident in your nostrils for the better part of the week. Flavor is confused, hopped yet chalked, and it sits on the tongue like you just licked a blackboard. Too bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPALover (63) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Nice IPA but alittle disappointing as it lacked the strong hoppy flavor I prefer. It also lacked a dry hop aroma and a strong initial taste. This beer did have a decent hoppy aftertaste but not as good as the better strong American IPAs (particularly from the west coast).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Bottle. A good IPA, the bitterness was on the lighter end of what I feel a IPA should have, but the hops were all flavor and aroma. The initial taste there is a slight hint of coffee. I might have had a bad bottle but there was a slight taste of wet cardboard, like a oxidized beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oakbluff (432) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Piscator34- thanks Kris! Pours out a nice light hazy orange. Slight white head and lacing. Nose is of spicy earthy hops. Taste- hops at the front of the tongue- not a huge hop bite, slightly oily, heavier on the bitter side. Bitterness slides into a solid malt backbone. Good balance- finish is woody and dry. Nice mouthfeel and good carbonation. Classice american IPA stylings. Nice combo of traditional british IPA and left coast American IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Murky dark orange pour with a nice white head. Not a ton of hops in the aroma, as I was expecting. Flavors were sweet with a nice hop base. Very nice dry end.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
khytre (73) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2007
Commercial, but very pleasant IPA. Lots of hop, kind of short in taste, almost green in colour, easy drinkable for an IPA. Dies quite fast in the glass. Drink fast!

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 I don’t go for this style of beer. I like things a little on smoother side. While this is a well crafted beer I just don’t care for many Pale Ale’s Grapefruit notes for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2007
35,5 cl bottle at Patricks in Kristiansand, Norway and at home the day after. Unclear golden color, nice off-white head (small head at Patricks). Fruity (tropical), hoppy, caramel malt. Good, but a bit watery compared with my favorite, Nøgne Ø.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asedzie (694) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color. Pungent piney hop aroma. Extremely light taste. Bright hop flavor is fruity - passionfruit, citrus rinds. Solid malt backbone. Bitter finish. Excellent. Completely to style.


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