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RATINGS: 1977   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goblincat (383) - Westland, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Reddish-amber with a somewhat thin off-white head. Nice citrusy aroma and taste, with a decent bitter hop finish. Not bad at all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2003
gold in color. smells like toast with orange marmalade. starts sweet and citrusy, then a bit of a bitter hop bite... but not the 'ooomph' i like in my ipas. thin palate. not offensive, not great, but very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2004 On tap

Reddish-copper color with a nice head. Caramel maltiness with spicy, citrusy hops. Raisin-y undertones. Pleasant bitter aftertaste, light-creamy mouthfeel. Great session brew in my opinion. It's an average, quality IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (3927) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2004 Re-rate: 13/6/04 Tried again (3 bottles) whilst watching England narrowly lose to France at Euro 2004. Much better than I gave it credit for, and better than the highly enjoyable Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Refreshing and a real good, hoppy hit. // Original rating [3.1] - This looked like a nice drink, and, indeed was. An initial burst of citrus favour gives way to an extended bitter alcohol hit, and aftertaste. Quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Quite clear for an India Pale. Nice orange color to it with a lot of carbonation.There is a cream quarter inch head with some nice lacing. Definite grapefruit peel smell to it, quite citrusy and bitter smelling. Quite bitter flavor as well, but inoffensive. Good but I think that I like the flavor of the Avery IPA q bit better.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garrison (789) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Oh my Proteus, this is an actually GOOD IPA made in Chicago! Hoppy and strong, with a surprising citrusy finish, this is a beer I'll buy again (it also helped that the six-pack (bottles) was on sale at Krogers for $4.99)!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2003
Amber coloured. Very hoppy aroma with notes of peach-flavoured ice tea and honey. Lots of good bitterness in the flavour.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rdog (10) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2003
This is everything I hate about IPA's. It has so much promise but leaves that bitter after taste which just turns off many tasters. The first sign that this is not going to be a pleasant experience on how fast the head disappers.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Slightly hazy golden yellow body. Quickly diminshing white head with no lacing.
Hops dominate the aroma but there's also an underlying sour malt aroma too.
Lots of hops with a nice hint of malt. Sweet with a lingering bitterness. Simple.
Medium-bodied with a crisp finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2003
11/7/03: bottle.
freshly hopped nose, (possibly some Centennial hops were used). light orange-brown body. when poured the initial head size was medium-large and after settling there was a thin white head remaining. minimal lacing. high hop flavor with a hint of pine. bitter hop finish.


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