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RATINGS: 1939   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - DEC 1, 2004
Pours orange/amber with a tiny white head. Stong citrus aroma. Great grapefruit hoppy taste and an aftertaste of the same. This beer is way underrated. Crisp and hoppy. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2004
Nice amber colour with a gorgous hoppy aroma backed up by that unmistakable IPA big hoppy taste.....yet anothet cracker from this brewery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
Feb, 2003: This has a hoppy profile like the Golden Summer Ales that British brewers are currently making as fast as the British can consume them. The fruity malt base is a beautiful counterpoint to the citric hops, and tastes rather English if just a little syrupy. The hops seem to be the main thing here, and they are very tasty. I assume the hops are American because we have no hops this sharp in Britain. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Bottle. Poured a medium sized off-white head, fair lacing, transparent, carbonated, and an orange hue. Malty, hoppy and sweet in the aroma. Flavor was sweet, lightly bitter, and very hoppy. Tingly, hoppy and somewhat dry mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Green hoppy nose. Lightly toasted malt, a little doughy. Sweet malt, slightly herbal. Floral sweet finish. This is a solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3132) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Thanks to Indra for sending this one my way. Good ambe color under an average white head. Flowery hop aroma with some pine in there too. The flavor starts with ainitial hop bitterness and then the malt comes in from behind to balance this one out nicely. Good quaffable IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Very intresting, and a great beer. Fro those that enjoy this one you should also try the midway IPA. Some will like that even better

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2004
This is a very good IPA and at a reasonably good value. I appreciate the lingering bitterness of the hops. There’s plenty of tang to go around just as you’d expect. Good malty body is there but you have to get past the hops to find it...just as it should be with an IPA. What I really like about this IPA is that is readily available at a lot of retail outlets.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalhead (628) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2004
One of the best IPAs around. Not nasty or over the top like some. Very smooth and highly quaffable with BBQ chips.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2007 Bottle from ford9719. Dark golden with huge frothy white head. Great lacing. Aroma rather bland, standard ipa. Malt dominates, less hoppier than I expected. Flavor again huge caramel malt sweetness and only the faintest pine resin in the finish. Third time around for this beer, and I always expect more for some reason.


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