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RATINGS: 2081   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 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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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Msavage235 (90) - - JUL 16, 2012
This IPA is one of the most delicious and balanced I’ve ever tried. Right when you open it and pour, it welcomes you graciously to the party it has in store. It has a wonderful golden color with a burst of bubbles and a light, hoppy head that kicks things off nicely. There is no bitter burst of hops here, just a gentle, somewhat bubbly smoothness. The beer itself is very sweet and creamy, and reminded me somewhat of Three Floyd’s Gumball head with its hints of candy. There is a distinct presence of malt which balances out the hops perfectly, meaning that every sip you take a delightful and balanced. More of a malty IPA with a note of hops than vice versa, which is how most IPAs are. This is perhaps the easiest drinking IPA I’ve ever enjoyed. Perfect representation of the city of Chicago.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1028) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2015
Bottle 35.5cl. Clear medium amber, large frothy off-white head, recedes after a while, good lacing; strong citrus aroma, grapefruit, orange peel, peach, pine floral; taste medium bitter, citrusy, some malty sweetness; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste dry hoppy bitter, herbal notes; overall a good and well-balanced IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (2019) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle, bottled on February 25, 2015, says 5.9% abv, but bottle shown in picture, poured into a shaker. Clear deep golden with small white head. Aroma is dank, medium body, low/medium carbonation, and some small-bubble lacing. Taste is grapefruit, some dank hops, some pine hops, and bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden with big white head. Aroma has some grainy dough notes, earthy hops and subtle fruitiness. Some peach. Taste is sweet malts, slight caramel, subtle bread and nice fruitiness. Light elderflower. Medium oily body, Medium bitter finish with some earthy spicy hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjohnh (353) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Aroma suggests a stronger IPA - marmalade in there with citrus and pine. Good malt presence and bitter finish. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeAndrews (21) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a hazy orange with a large frothy off-white head. Aroma of citrus and pine hops along with some malt. Tastes hoppy along with some sweetness to balance it out. Nice bitter finish. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (117) - - APR 21, 2015
On tap at Royal Oak Pub. Pours a good size frothy head that goes away not long after. Has a pale golden appearance. Thick patchy lacing. Aromas of citrus and floral hops. Flavours are mostly citrus hops and bready and caramel malts. Average carbonation. Light bodied mouthfeel. Pretty good, just missing a bit of punch for an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sureshpa (311) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
Aroma: Grapefruit, orange, grass Appearance: Clear, yellow, quite fizzy, orange glow, fine foam, disappearing white head Taste: Grapefruit, orange, grass, easy drinkable...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erussell (7) - - APR 15, 2015 does not count
A regular ol' IPA. Nothing special but decent and reliable. Nice golden color. One gave me a good buzz. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
__Rb81 (319) - NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Aroma of fruity citrus hops, floral, hints of pine, resin. Taste is hoppy bitter, citrus, peachy, malts, bitter ending with more piney, resiny,hops in the aftertaste. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dandeman (611) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Tout d’abord, des houblons terreux et feuillus se présentent au nez, malgré la présence de cultivars américains notés par la légère sensation de résine. Feuilles mortes et branches avec un soupçon de pin. Légère présence de viande également. Le visuel est doré tirant sur le ambré et très clair (filtré). Une bonne mousse blanche qui tient longtemps. Au gustatif, les houblons Anglais sont pleinement en action. Une sensation de terre, de gazon frais coupé, de branches et de feuilles d’automne. Un puissant houblonnage, mais tout à fait Anglais. On a pas souvent l’occasion de déguster une vrai IPA Anglaise avec toute cette invasion West Coast Américaine. Et ça prends bien une brasserie Américaine pour le faire.


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