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RATINGS: 2400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2001
Pretty good IPA. It has a grapefruity taste to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2003
Citrus hoppy, lemon, orange. The hops do not jump out at ya, they are mild but this is rather smooth and drinkable. Nice session ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - JAN 20, 2004
This is a pale ale. It is a pale orangish color, and it is an ale Hops dominate the nose, but there is a more than ample malt backbone. Good medium mouthfeel, clean, hoppy follow through. Beer as it ought to be.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Had this when in Chicago last ... excellent. Could use just a bit more hops/bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Golden colour with minimal head. The aroma is citrusy with notes of lemons. The flavour is immensely hoppy but too extreme. Almost like grapefruit at breakfast which desperately needs sugar. Too hoppy for me but doubtless a fine beer. Score 3.1
Subsequent ratings scored 3.5, 3.8, 3.6, 3.6, 3.6 and 3.6. Average becomes 3.5

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2004 Shiny gold body with a soapy/fizzy white head. Light orange citrus hops aroma with some strawberry. May need to be fresher for better aroma. Flavor is also light... again, a sweet orange-light hops. The flavor is really good, but not earth shattering or powerful.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2004
beautiful golden appearance w/ solid carbonation.. verry little head. Smell was a citrusy hoppy aroma appealing to my sence. Taste followed the smell.. mildly bitter with an odd citrus taste that I could not discern... overall this was one of the few IPA’s I’ve tried and liked as I’m not a fan of the bitter bears.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 Pours golden copper with an off white head. Aroma is hoppy and grapefruity, very sniffable. Taste is of hops, pine, grapefruit/citrus. Good malt backing. Moderately sweet, nice bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full, round and creamy with lively carbonation. Not aggressive or over the top. Some lacing left on the glass, decent head retention. Overall, a fine IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Clear amber with a thick frothy off white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, caramel, pine, and light bread with a hint of spice. Medium velvety body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor of bread, orange peel, grapefruit, biscuits, caramel, and pine with a hint of spice and leather. Hoppy, but not as ridiculously overdone as with some American IPAs. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 9, 2004
12oz bottle BBD020705 Nice, rich brassy color. Good head & lace...happy bubbles. Nice nose of malt & floral, citrusy, piney hops. This smells fresh. I wonder how long after bottling that date is? Light bodied. Flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. Malt is somewhat there, hop flavors are there, but not a super bold beer. It is light drinking, which hurts it a tad. Hops dominate, but bitterness not as promounced as some. Still, a lingering hop resin, citric note perists in the aftertaste. Seems more pale ale than IPA...But a good hoppy beer.


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