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RATINGS: 2423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Draught at Stoney’s. Bright golden color, medium white head, massive lacing. Aroma of wet grass and citrus. Taste is plenty hoppy with just a touch of bitterness. Nice balance and character.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 Draught at the brewpub, Wrigleyville location, 2007-09-29, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Light amber color. Hoppy aroma, fruity, very nice. Good malty flavor, with sticky sugars, good body, and a powerful hopping, aromatic and resiny, a bit fruity too. Very good, especially for being a low gravity one.

Bottle, 2005-11-05, 7-4-6-3-13=33
Golden to light amber color. Beautiful fruity hoppy aroma. Weaker body than expected, some sweetness, quite bitter and aromatic but not aggressive. Mild American IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18522) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
I’ve been drinking some great IPAs recently and this offering from Goose Island stands of reasonably well. I had it tap at the Waterstone Grill on Stone St. in NYC. A nice light red coloring and a subtle, fine head. Mild aroma of citrus and pine from the hops. Taste reinforced the hop sensation with a slight bitterness and a smooth finish. Aftertaste seemed to be a little off but I’ll bet it was the tap and not the beer per se. Overall a tasty beer and highly drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2010
Bottle at Monks, Svevägen, Stockholm. Hazy orange color, small head. Fruity aroma, citrus, grassy notes, some cream and some apples. Fruity hoppy flavor, citrus, grass and some milky notes. Fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17530) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
Hazy amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel and hoppy - grapefruit and peach. Flavor is rather sweet and rather bitter. Finish is nicely, lasting bitter and dry. Very good IPA. 181010

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (17283) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 17, 2011
Sehr hopfiger Geruch, dazu etwas süßlich. Stark hopfiger Antrunk, unterstützt durch eine würzig-süße Note. Im Mittelteil lässt das Aroma keinesfalls nach, die Hopfigkeit ist auf konstant hohem Level, auch der süße Ton bleibt bestehen. Die ausgeprägte Hopfigkeit zieht deutlich zu erkennen eine bittere Spur hinter sich her, die im Nachgeschmack, nach abklingen der Hopfigkeit, deutlich stärker wird. Auch die Würzigkeit wird kurzzeitig stärker. Solch ein aromenstarkes Bier bei 5% - hat schon was! Test vom 11.6.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,12,11,11,8,12 - 11,50

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17278) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (16977) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig fruchtig, hopfig grasig,. Geschmack sehr fruchtig bitter, malzige Fruchtigkeit, bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16854) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle share with JF on Southampton beer up - 09/09/12. Pale golden with a large frothy white head. Nose consists of pine, hops, caramel and citrus. Taste comprises caramel malts, grapefruit, toffee. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a smooth finish. First time I’d had this since a visit to Clybourn in ’05 - forgotton what a decent no frills IPA it is!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16771) - 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.


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