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RATINGS: 1858   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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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (144) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
Hazy amber with a creamy white head. Good retention and good lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, orange, hint of cereal. Taste of bitter marmalade, grassy hops. Medium sweetness. Long strong bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budedou (260) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - APR 15, 2014
Très bonne IPA! Gout prononcé des houblons, moins fleuri sur la fin mais reste agréable

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paincane (89) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2014
Clear golden body with off-white head & excellent lace. Malt and floral aromas. Hefty malt backbone with crisp hop bitterness. Balances well

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickFifty (162) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 8, 2014
Amber color, off-white head with good lacing. Resin and peach nose, floral notes. Resin taste, fruity, malty, hint of caramel and alcohol. Moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation, medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2014
Bottle. golden with white head. Aroma is quite floral with some grapefruit and pine. Similar flavour. Medium body with a medium bitterness. All well balanced. Have drank plenty of times pre-Inbev and now post, can’t say I notice any difference, still good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KL (42) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 1, 2014
Again a good beer from the yankees. Light orange brown.Translucent/ cloudy.Lightly hoppy,sweet,floral and fresh nose.Carboniced and sweet with a medium body. Will probably buy this again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARH (157) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On tap poured into a shaker. A citrus and bubblegum aroma are noticeable before the first sip with a faint floral or spicy note to it. As it settles, a toasted caramel malt aroma comes through, although nothing too strong. The gold-orange beer is topped by a light, off-white head that leaves a, likewise, light lacing. This beer strikes a really nice balance between medium levels of sweetness and bitterness. A soft carbonation gives this beer a creamy smooth texture. The medium body is primarily bubblegum and citrus with a slight floral spiciness and some caramel mid-sip. It finishes clean and dry with a resin-like quality and a mellow aftertaste that combines a light, sweet citrus with a light pine, maybe floral / grass, note that has an average staying power.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (1737) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle @ home. Hazy amber body with a medium offwhite head. Lots of hopds, tropical fruit and malt in the nose and mouth along with some perfume flowery notes. Lovely, long bitter finish. Nice and refreshing ipa.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a golden colored body with a small white head that immmediately died. The lacing was spotty and left no rings. There wasn’t any surfacing carbonation. The smell was mostly floral with some pine in the background. The hops were mainly balanced with some light malts in there as well. The taste was basically the pines and the malts with the hops coming back very faintly. On the palate, she sat at medium, had a light carbonation, and was pretty sessionable. Overall, this wasn’t a bad beer, but wasn’t anything spectacular but I was hoping for better.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (648) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Amber with bubbly off white head; aroma is mild hops ; Flava is mild bitter hops; feels light and very fizzy; finishes dry bitter hoppy with some tanginess


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