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RATINGS: 1952   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2009 Botella. US rating no. 400. Deep golden orange colour. Aroma of hops indeed with citrus and some ripe fruit. Very good mouthfeel. The flavour has a very pleasant fruity hoppiness with some citrus and little pine. Dry long lasting hoppy fruity finish. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10169) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
It is a warm golden beer with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of mango, citrus, peach, spruce needles and caramel. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of fruit, mango, citrus, spruce and caramel. It is very well balanced and charmingly uncomplicated.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10139) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9951) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine hops, fruity esters and biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, fruity esters and light malt with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9602) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 1, 2008
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - pours a hazy dark orange colour, pale beige foam and a nice lace; robust flowery hoppiness with notes of cream and a touch of apricot; medium-bodied, quite oily with a moderate carbonation; solid but not aggressive bitterness; long bitter flowery finish - very good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle @ home. Pours a clear, yellow golden appearance with an off white head. Sweet grapefruit, orange citrusy, soft aroma. Somewhat bitter, grapefruity, orange creamy, herbal, a touch floral flavor. Again, not hard to drink but kind of lacks inspiration.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Lightly cloudy yellowish color. Citrusy aroma dominates. Flavor is very hoppy but not crazy bitter. Decent malt bill too.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Bottle... Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The nose is very much like that of instant Lipton® iced tea with lemon. Medium toffee sweetness followed by moderate citrus peel bitterness. Medium-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Bitter-sweet and then astringent, drying finish. Kudos to Gillard for sharing the bottle!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2009
From the Bottle at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 18/07/2009 Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured fruity and hoppy with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp malt finish.


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