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RATINGS: 1904   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13936) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2012 Bottle at home ... light copper ... that oh so typical american hop nose ... lots and lots of hop character ... too bitter ... some sweetness ... some citricness ... some pine ... some hop resins ...3.4

Bottle at home crisp golden amber ... bubbly white head ... that soft creamy malt nose ... juicy orange fruits ... light pine hop .... sweet fruits ... juicy malts ... big citrus and pine .. theres a little of teh creamy malt. but no t as much as in the aroma. Stick on 3.3

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers and malt. Average finísh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a white creamy head. Fruity hoppy aroma - mango, orange & peach - nice & inviting. Very dry & bitter taste with some caramel. Crisp & nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle, 5.9%. Good caramelly and grassy aroma. Clear dark golden colour. Good stable white head. The flavour is a lot like the aroma, with a caramelly sweetness and a good grassy hop flavour. Mild bitterness, not so strong, but clean. Well-balanced. Good mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13231) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2009
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear amber/golden - nice white head. Nice hoppy aroma - american IPA. Toasted, knækbrød (swedish flatbread), citrus, peachy, abricot, grape, earthy, grassy, nice balanced malty sweetness. Medium bitterness. Bitter/sweet finish. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13217) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2007 Bottle from Utobeer. Copper colour with thin white head. Nicely aromatic US hop aroma, with a cross between grapefruit and tea. Fine in mouth, bit lacking in structure and malt balance, but hey. Finish is unsurprisingly zingy and hoppy with grapefruit and more tea. I mean yeah, it’s nice. Difficult to get a character in a beer so richly hopped 3.6/5 Re-rate 11/07/07 Bottle at Brew Wharf, Borough. Lovely beer. Lovely grapefruit hop aroma and excellent bitterness on finish. Really impressed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 Bottle. Tested on Best before-date. A golden/copper beer with a nice white head. Gorgeous grapefruity aroma with hints of pine resin. The taste is balanced, but a little thin to my preference, with a long light bitter aftertaste. Nice mouthfeel. Rating: 8-4-7-3-15-3.7(050913)

Bottle. Since my first sample of this beer, September 2005, I’ve had it on several occasions, but as it seems it will disappear from the Norwegian market, I had to give it one more try. It’s a refreshing and fruity beer with a nice hop profile, and it’s far from extreme, making it rather drinkable. It pours a nice, orange-golden body with a rather small off-white head leaving some fine curtains of foam on the glass. It’s aroma is dominated by citrusy hops, with pine and resin as well. The maltyness is quite subdued, but sweetness and a bready note is detectable in the background. Flavorwise it’s much the same, the fruity hops with it’s pine and resin do most of the job, but the bready, sweet maltyness is doing its part as well. Quite full-bodied it is, and a bit sticky on the palate. In the finish, the malty flavors is even more subdued, leaving more room for bitterness, and of course there’s a lot of fruits, pine and resin too. It’s still a yummy beer, I sure hope it don’t disappear from the already starved Norwegian market. (080214)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12335) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2006
Bottled (BB 07/2006). Golden color, small white head. Bready malty, hoppy nose. Fruity sweetish mildly hoppy - good balance with malts and hops. Good APA, not much IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2000
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 Bottle rating (April 2005): Golden colour. Arom is deep hops. Cleansing bitterness, woody, slightly oxidized. Flavours are rather blunt - needs a punch of pale malt or a slap of citrus to come alive.

Tap rating (from March 2000):
Fantastic aroma with big American hops. But they serve this on nitrogen and that just makes the flavours collapse into a jumbled mess. Probably much better on bottle/cask/CO2. Ar 8; Ap 2; F 3; P 2; O 6

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
(Draught) Pours a clear golden color with a descent-sized white head. Beautiful bouquet of florals and grapfruit aroma. Flavor is grapfruity. Enjoyable IPA!


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