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RATINGS: 2381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15696) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 8, 2011
A: The beer pours a surprisingly hazy orange color with a finger of white head that has pretty poor retention. S: Smells fairly sweet, but mostly of sweet citrus fruit such as orange and perhaps kumquat. Toasted grain and malt with a bit of bread and toffee to go along with it. Some mild grassy and floral hop notes, too. T: Sweet just like the nose. Bread and caramel with some sweet orange and orange peel. Slightly bitter with maybe just a hint of pine. Some more of those floral and slightly earthy hop notes to it. M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation. D: Not what I’m really accustomed to with the American IPA being my weapon of choice for the broader style. Not awful, though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15385) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (15232) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15143) - 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 (14974) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14884) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (14591) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2009
355ml bottle. Slightly hazy golden yellow body with small white head. Flavour is hops with notes of citrus.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (13900) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 10, 2006
Bottle.Copper colour with a nice white head.Hoppy aroma. Taste of sweet malt and hops. Balanced beer with agreat finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13726) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2008
12 oz. bottle; bottled on 02/23/08. Nice citrus aroma. Golden amber color with a beige head. Medium body with mild, slightly fizzy, carbonation. Flavor is a lot of citrus and/or grapefruit hop over some light caramel. Good stuff. Nice bitter finish. Some floral aspects develop as time progresses.


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