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RATINGS: 2371   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13064) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Bottle. Poured a dark amber hue with a medium off-white head. Aroma is a medium hoppy with a sweet tone. Complex flavor with a medium to full body. Good complex long finish. Good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2002
(draft) Clear light copper body with medium head. Very strong pine aroma. Pine/grapefruit flavor, but not overwhelming. Nice carbonation keeps it nice on the tongue. Fairly dry finish. It’s good, but one can only consume pine for so long -- definitely not a session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12729) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Fantastic flowery powerfull aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long powerfull hoppy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Very good IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12668) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2008
Bottled 355ml, from Sainsburys, Banbury. Dark amber with white head. I was prepared to be blown away, but wasn’t, sure there are hops in there, but they lacked some character and the malty sweetness is a bit odd for a true IPA, it masked much of the hop. There is bitterness in the finish with a fruity note, quite like Chinese gooseberries. A reasonable beer without being exceptional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting off white head. Aromas of grapefruit rind, pine, light carmel and a hint of orange. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavors of grapefruit, light orange, a hint of pine and a hint of spice with a pleasently dry bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12576) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12548) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2008
Cloudy orange with a small white head. Caramel pine and citrus in the aroma. Dry with some malt flavour. Limited bitterness and hop flavour, but a tasty easy drinker.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (12393) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pours hazy golden with a small white head. Great aroma of grapefruit, citrus and piney hops, and caramel malt. The flavour reveals an intense fruitiness, of mango, peach, grapefruit and orange, with pungent citrusy hops and just enough malt backing. Very well made.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12360) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
Orange hazy amber ale with a light white head. Smooth hops and orange notes in aroma. Sweet malt and good hops with a good citrus bite. Sweet caramel finish. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (12333) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle @ The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Slightly hazy light orange color, small creamy white to off-white head. Smell lightly fruity, lightly hoppy and bitter. Taste malts, moderately fruity, moderately hoppy and a lot ot bitterness. Medium carbo, medium body.


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