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RATINGS: 1859   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 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2002
I wasnít wildly impressed, I did like the citrusy nature (itís definitely worthwhile to try) but there are better IPAs out there.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2002
Slight hop aroma. Medium bodied. Not as hoppy as i would have expected but still enjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2002
i dont want to bash on these guys because they do good work but this just wasnít what i was looking for just to much hop for this guy to handle so iíll give it the middle of the road rate iím sure this is someones favorite just not mine

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2002
Pour with a nice head. Light amber in color and little cloudy. Aroma of hops. Taste fruity, sweet and bitter from the hops. Not crazy bitter. A very enjoyable IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - OCT 12, 2002
Had a few (3) bottles of this after I returned home from the Buckeyes game. Fresh nose of pine and citrus. Pours a light sparkling amber. The large rocky white head is fully lasting with excellent lacing. The flavor is bitter and warm with moderate to heavy acidity. The brew finishes strong with citrus overtones and a nice heavy bitterness. The light creamy body has lively carbonation and finishes dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7805) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2002
A commendable US IPA. A cut-grass freshness and good hops bite is presesnt. Still, White Shield and Empire Pale Ale rule. Try íem if you can.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002
Gold color, medium head. Mildly hopped with very pleasant aromatic hops. This is a slightly sweet malted IPA. This is not a traditional IPA in that it is not real hoppy, but it does have a very nice hop signature without being overpowering. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2002
Good hop aroma present. Assertive level of bitterness, but seems slightly overdone or unbalanced. Enjoyable but not as smooth as others in the style range.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
iguanatom (24) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Iím not an IPA fan really, so giving it this rating needs to be taken as a compliment. Itís not a bad IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aequity (6) - Topeka, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2002 does not count
On the íbitterí side of IPAís... similar to Sierra Nevada or Anchor in the íbitterí style. My Favorite Goose Island brew... Thereís a few IPAís I might like slightly better, but this is OVER a 4.00 beer. Iím never disappointed to drink this. HINT! To reduce bitterness, double or Triple-pour it from one glass to the other. Needs aereation.


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