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RATINGS: 1971   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FriendOfBeer (93) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Hoppy, citrus aroma. Murky gold appearance. Pure white head. Balanced hop flavor, pleasant bitterness not too overpowering which allows for more citrus, and malt character to come through. Medium finish. Medium body. Overall calm IPA nothing too overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3073) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2014
355ml bottle from Tesco, Silverburn, Glasgow - clear pale golden amber, very thin off-white head, sweet malty, citrus aroma, good lacing, sweet, high carbonation, citrus, oily, bitter finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2266) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Poured a pretty light Amber color with a healthy head. Well balanced in the mouth with a bit of hops upfront.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
corkyrory66 (700) - BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2014
Une ipa de Chicago, plus précisément de l’île aux oies, sortie des eaux en 1988 (la brasserie …). Ale de 5,9 % abv, ce qui suffit tout juste à faire voler l’oie, mais elle n’a pas l’air de s’en plaindre… Elle est même plutôt en forme. Couleur abricoté/pêche avec un léger voile très joli. Bulles fines par vagues régulières. Mousse beige bien crémeuse, avec par la suite une texture très grasse. Arômes d’agrumes, lichee, mangue, pointe de calvados jeune. 1ère bouche douce sur les agrumes, du blé d’été, pointe de piment. Arrière-bouche sur une amertume nette. 2ème sur du houblon, des épices, pointe de poivre. Arrière-bouche sur des fleurs de houblon, superbe. 3ème à l’équilibre, avec une texture plus pleine. Arrière-bouche sur du malt clair et houblon. La longueur donne une grande amertume, des fruits, du bois blanc, croûte de pain. Les jambes sont unies, mais très collantes. L’alcool est bien adapté au genre, il laisse s’exprimer l’amertume (et s’envoler l’oie…). La finale apporte quelques pointes de girofle et câpres. CONCLUSION : une belle ipa qui, excepté sa texture très grasse et sa finale un peu timide, mérite d’être goûtée.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Bitter orange, grass, layers of manly florals and perfect for winter. Its a bitter chocolate orange beer and it is insanely luscious and delightful. I get em in for Christmas to keep it special. Its a quality IPA, typically American, typically bitter, sweetness. Could be the king of IPAs. Seasons greetings hop nerds!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
njager246 (356) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Had this right after a jai alai and two hearted so want to try again aroma is sweet malts and citrus... taste is well balanced, a tad thin... not bad

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bewyder (137) - FRANCE - DEC 2, 2014
Une étiquette sympa ^^ et un contenu de très bonne facture ! Une belle amertume florale et peu sèche, très à mon goût. Bouteille achetée chez Intercaves, Noisy-le-Grand, France, bue le 07/05/2014.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Millmonkey1 (1) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014 does not count
I normally prefer dark beer and was never much of a fan of IPA’s. Had this by chance. Very surprised and pleased. This will definitely be part of my Xmas cheer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StueyD (1233) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
A pale golden yellow coloured beer with a thick white head. A heady hop aroma, loads of citrus fruit and grassy elements. Dry mouthfeel. A bitter, zesty citrus fruit hop taste, grapefruit, lime and possibly even orange flavours along side a grassy taste. The finish is lingering and citrusy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (837) - CROATIA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle, 355 ml at the Beehive, Gatwick. Pours hazy orange with small white head. Hoppy fruity aroma and flavor. Piney. Nice hoppy bitterness characteristic for american IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
solerunner (14) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
English IPA. I prefer the really hoppy beers and this is not one of them. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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