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RATINGS: 1903   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Lovely stuff. Clear copper. Huge, puffy white head. Nice nose, lots of orange and citrus, sweet malts as well. Good flavor, hops are quite noticeable without being overpowering, tart and citric, but beautifully balanced stuff, lots of caramel and butterscotch. Creamy as well. Leaves a nice floral aftertaste. Really good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tyasu (8) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2005 does not count
Copper-orange color. Citrus and fruity aroma. Little bitter and malty. Slightly weak character as IPA, but I like this taste. One of my best beer!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Sparkling copper body topped by a substantial slightly off-white head. The wispy glass lace is a treat. The aroma of piney hops hits you the minute the cap is popped. Deep inhaltions only comfirm the pine hops, but also add a bit of light non-offensive plastic, and light caramel sweetness. The flavor is packed with juicy hops with a smattering of sweet malts swirling around to keep things under control. The body is medium with a fairly attenuated finish. Bitterness develops throughout culminating in a big bitter burst right after the swallow. Nice enough, though it does make my palate weary even though it is not nearly as big as some other hop monsters out there.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3148) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Sweet, hoppy, spicy aroma. Nice slightly milky golden tan color. Aroma bursts on the palate with lots of hop. Smacks slightly bitter, but pleasently complex.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2005
draft: aroma, citrus and hops, color orangish, white head, lacing, pleasant citrus and pine flavor, definitely grapefruit, pleasant hop finish. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2005
bottle. copper-orange colour with a small white head/lace. beautiful hop aroma and lots of grapefruit. sweet hoppy flavour, slightly acidic. long bitter finish. A solid IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Thanks to Duane for this. Dark straw pour, with a medium, fizzy white head that dissipated quickly. Wow, the aroma. Reminds me of Titan. Huge piney esters coupled with resiny florals. Almost perfect aroma. Now, for the taste.....I bring it to my eager mouth.....hoppy, very hoppy, with some floral, fruity, spicy hints at mid palate and at the esophageal boundary. As it warmed, more intense pinet resins emerged. This beer is as underrated as a 50 cent, disease-free whore with 3 inputs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2005
Pours hazy orange golden with a solid white head. Aroma is mostly bitter and flower hoppy, not very heavy but nice and fresh. Flavor is fruity and hoppy with a good bitter end and nutty notes. Little thin in the body but still nice and tasty. An easy drinkable IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Pleasant aroma of floral hops, light fruit, and honey. Golden-amber color, thin white head. Nice hop flavor, decent malt support, honey, solid bitterness. Medium body, dry finish. Good all-around IPA, good balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4462) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy light-orange body. The nose has a strong sweet orangy-hops aroma. Great Hi-C hops flavour in the beer - should be the basis of what IPAs are gauged. Solid beer. Thanks Luc.


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