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RATINGS: 2218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Slightly hazy orange golden with white head. The aroma is a bit spicy, with citrus hops predominating. The aroma suggests bitter spicyness, yet it’s somewhat sweet for an IPA. Honeyish malt backbone with a subtle orangey light hop finish. Nice IPA, yet the bitterness is very low and the sweetness may be almost too much considering it’s low dryness. But it’s still a nice IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 2, 2006
12 oz bottle at Kyle’s "This Is Not A Beer Tasting" beer tasting. Clear gold with a small white head. Grapefruit nose, some pine. Flavor is cirtus rind, nicely bitter. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Nice sweet hoppy aroma. Pours golden yellow with a small white head that disappears quickly. No noticeable carbonation. Medium sweet hop induced frutyness. Little froth, almost flat mouth feel. Flavor stays with you all way to the bottom of the glass. This is a full flavor beer that is not overpowering. For my money, and I didn’t pay much, This is a decent ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2027) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2007
33 cl bottle, Fargo. Hazy light amber colour, lots of nice hop aroma. Good level of carbonation, nice bitterness that lasts long into the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1541) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Approximately 4 oz. sample from a 12 oz. bottle at an American IPA tasting hosted by tennisjoel. This was the second of ten beers that we tried. Light aroma, sweet and malty by the standards of the style, but still primarily hoppy. Pours a brass color with a small amount of beige head. Hazy with fine suspended particulate. A beer novice in the tasting group was complaining about the lack of clarity in the liquid, but I have no problem whatsoever with a little sedimentary opacity. Subtle flavors. Well balanced between the hops and malt, but is an IPA really the right style for balance? Light on hops by the IPA standard, but a floral hops flavor is evident nonetheless. Light bodied and drinkable. This is a subtle, easy drinking beer, suitable for sessioning (although, at 5.9% abv, it is too high in alcohol content to count as a true session brew). The sum is better than the parts. This beer shouldn’t blow anyone away, but it certainly is a welcome refresher. This ranked sixth on my list out of the ten IPAs in the tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Draft. Yeah, some guy had to leave cause his girlfriend was under 21, but he paid for his beer anyway. So me and alexanderj reaped the benefits. It was an average IPA, decent floral hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2007
A good example of a traditional American IPA. Has a piney, citrus hop nose with a predominantly bitter pine finish. The malt backbone is slightly sweet and the carbonation helps dry this sucker out. A very quaffable lawnmower beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2005 Very citrusy. Hoppy enough, I suppose, but finishes with a bit of a sweet taste that doesn’t seem quite right. Also, the tail end of the hops flavor is capsicum-type spicy: burns the tongue a little. Not much in the way of appearance or mouthfeel. Re-rate 12/05: Didn’t take detailed notes this time, but I did enjoy this much more than the first time I had it. Very fresh hoppy character and clean all around.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2002
Slight hop aroma. Medium bodied. Not as hoppy as i would have expected but still enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shorlin (719) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 16, 2002
Nice ambery peachy colour. Big floral, fruity aroma. Taste matches aroma well, with good IPA flavours. Not as bitter as some better IPAs. Very smooth. Good finish and an ejoyable beer from a friend who brought this back from the brewery.


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