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RATINGS: 1973   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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 loverís 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 youíll remember.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maddog (401) - 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 loverís 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 (7181) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2008 Bottle. Pours a nice clear amber color with little head. Smells of hops, citrus, and pine. Taste of hops that dominate the flavor leaving the malt to clean up in the finish. Very smooth and drinkable and leaves you smacking your lips in the finish from all that hoppy bitterness. The hops are so floral and remind me of Cascade but Iím not sure if thatís whatís inside this wonderful IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2005 Transparent amber with a creamy, off-white, filmy head. Citrus aromas crossed the board: grapefruit, orange, lemon. Firm flavor, starting with equally present sweetness and bitterness, finishing long and bitter with an oily mouth-presence.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2005
The bottle I had did not look like the one pictured, it was a green lable. Poured a cloudy golden orange. I should note that it was very hot out the day I tried this so I had it colder than I normally would have (iced mug and all). Even cold there was a very pleasing sweet pine and citrus hop flowery aroma. Crisp smelling. Had a nice hoppy taste despite the cold temperature. Easy malt flavor. However, I bet if it had been a bit warmer the hops would have totally over powered the brew (very hop forward). Body was adequate for the style, but relatively non descript. A fair brew but not one I would seek out.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2005
12 oz.Bottle: Pours a Red/Amber color with a large sustaing foamy white head. Aroma is big flowery hops, some light fruit, and a little pepper spice. Flavor is hop dominated, sweeter hops at that, with a dry bitter lasting finish. Couldíve used far more balance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
bottle from duane (i think), pour is a deep cloudy golden color with a creamy off white head that sits on top the entire time. aroma is a ton of flowery hops, a little bit of citrus. flavor starts out very grassy and but balances out very nicely with just enough malts to cut off the bitterness. aftertaste goes back to the hops, and there is a distinct bitter tail the mouthful which lingers for a while.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Pours a very pale straw-gold, with a nice thick cap of creamy white head, that settles slowly, leaving some nice lacing. Lemon/citrus and herbal hop character, soft, clean, a little bit sweet. Bracing lemon bitterness with a good clingy lingering character. Some odd vegetal character in the finish. A decent IPA, but a bit rough and imbalanced here and there. Some strange distracting off tastes, and rather subdued in aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9150) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with Ughsmash. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of stronger pine with some grapefruit. Tastes of citrus and pine. Has a light sweetness to it in addition to the bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Draft @ Clybourn - Sparkling gold, creamy white head. Nose was loaded with grapefruit, earth, and light piney tones. Flavor matched with dry citric hops and earthiness throughout, but no real malt backbone to speak of. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, Mojave dry bitter finish. Not bad, but I like my IPAís less one dimensional....


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