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RATINGS: 1927   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.


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gururyan (597) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 23, 2013
From bottle, seemed weak in every sense of the word for an IPA to be honest. ABV is equally weak. Not terrible, but tastes like what it is.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3300) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Draft Brewery Clybourn (Old Notes)-Pours amber with a decent sized head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is well balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OmgIPA (16) - - AUG 27, 2014
Appearance: light golden with two inch head. Moderate lacing Aroma: grassy, some citrus grapefruit with a little herb. Overall moderate nose but not over powering Taste: a little malt right after the initial bitterness. Not crazy bitter. A slight chalky aftertaste that lingers ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (941) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Lemon, grapefruit, grain, and syrup. Clear light amber with a thin creamy white head. Taste is lemon, grain, bubble gum, and bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tessraff (1) - - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
Served in tulip glass from bottle. Less than 1-inch head, decent lacing. Hoppy aroma, more pine than citrus, with biscuit-like, malt warmth coming through. Pine taste, malt backbone but definitely hop-forward, and remains dry, hop-centric. Medium mouthfeel. Slightly metallic on the back/end. Long finish, lighter than used to with an IPA, especially English-style. Not bad, not my favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (252) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at the Assembly Rooms, Epsom. Pours hazy orange amber with a cream head. Pine aroma. Bitter sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1198) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
(bottle) clear bright light amber colour with a small white head; aroma of tropical fruit; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (978) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-30-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – The beer is served a copper amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head had a fair level of retention, fading over time to give a lighter amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma was fruity with aromas of orange, pineapple and mango as well as had a nice malty smell. Mixed with these are some hop aromas of a pine and grapefruit citrus nature. Taste – The taste begins with some of caramel and bready tastes with a lighter grapefruit citrus hop. As the flavor advances sweeter notes of a tropical and citrus fruit flavor come to tongue with the taste getting sweeter toward the middle. More hop flavors soon come to the tongue and take the taste to its end. A bitter pine and more bitter citrus come to the tongue, drowning out some of the sweet (but not all) and leaving a bready bitter but balanced hopped taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was average in terms of it creaminess/thickness with a carbonation level that was average as well. Overall – A very enjoyable and drinkable IPA. One that is good for a session brew and well worth a try.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
grundsow (72) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Draft. What a wonderful good beer! The dry, bitter hops are featured in every aspect from aroma, to taste, to finish. Not heavy, nor light. The fantastic hops are prominent without being isolated, even the right amount of alcohol. Just a perfect beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (1297) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
American ’single’ IPA with off-white, coarse, milky, thinnish foam and warm orange blonde colour, clear. Aroma boasts lots of citrussy American hops, grapefruit, tonic water, orange, pineapple, jam, honey, aniseed and cloves. Soft malty taste, citrus freshness, unripe peach, caramel touch, slowly increasing in hop bitterness only to end in a spicy, citrussy, assertive but not too harsh, elegant, long and dry hop bitterness. Very well-balanced IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Draft pour. Pours a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma is big pine and grapefruit pith. The taste is fairly bitter and just a touch sweet. Highly carbonated. Spritzy mouthfeel. On the lighter side for an IPA.


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