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RATINGS: 2008   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Cloudy to mostly clear golden, honey color. Thin white head that dissipated rather quickly. Although, it did leave some lacing on the glass as I sipped. Very prominent, fresh, floral, perfumy hops in the nose was the first characteristic. Had a very slight hint of fruit underlying the floral aroma. The taste had a very pronounced bitterness with a sweet flavor. Very punchy with the bitter aftertaste. Really hangs around on the palate. I Like It!!! Had a mostly thin mouthfeel. To me it was light, crisp and smooth. Easily drinkable. Reminds me of the freshness of spring. Love the bitterness of this brew and the smell was possibly the best aspect of the beer. This beer goes well with the warm spring and summer days.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - MAR 3, 2008
A hazy pale amber beer with a lasting white head. Hop aromas are grassy and slightly spicy. The malty aroma is of fresh sweet wort. Both play a big part which is great. a very creamy mouth feel, the carbonation is pretty much perfect for the beer. Awesome balance for my palate at least. Distinctly american but also tradtional in many ways.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2008
From bottle. Part of May Dayton Beertasting event. Pours golden amber. Piney hops dominate the nose. Crisp taste with caramel malt finishing off. Nice effort.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Die_Kapusta (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2010
Hazy warm golden. A really nice white/beige head that says "come drink me now!!" Aroma is butterscotch, peanuts and freshly baked bread. Some floral notes aswell. Taste is sweet, juicy and hoppy. Also a lot of floral flavours, bergamot and orange peel. Sustaining bitter finish. Very drinkable. A bit too sweet for my liking but still a very solid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2006
The aroma was fruitily hoppy with hints of citrus/apricot. The appearance was yellow-orange. The flavor was lightly sweet up front with a hoppy, pine cone-like finish with a lingering aftertaste - just the way I like it!!! The mouthfeel was pleasantly fizzy on the tip of my tongue and medium bodied. Overal a nice IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (190) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAY 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 Bottle at home - poured amber with white head. Hoppy, floral aroma - long bitter finish. I liked it

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle. Poured a cloudy sunset brown with a small off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with lots of spice notes to it. Strong sweet malt flavor with slight roasted notes. Finish is smooth and malty. Richly spiced. Plenty of bitter hops in the finish. This is an excellent IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2002
Light amber pour. Medium head that falls fast. Unfortunate bitterness that ruins the beer. Highly hopped, which makes my stomach cry for Pepto or Tums later on. I just don’t dig the hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Citrus and hops on the nose. Poured a nice gold, with a medium white head. Flavor of citrus and hops, nice bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pudding (186) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
355ml bottle Waitrose. A good beer. Pillowey head.Fruity and perfumed hop.Not too bitter, with good aftertaste.


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