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RATINGS: 2401   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 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 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalhead (643) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2004
One of the best IPAs around. Not nasty or over the top like some. Very smooth and highly quaffable with BBQ chips.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Green hoppy nose. Lightly toasted malt, a little doughy. Sweet malt, slightly herbal. Floral sweet finish. This is a solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1654) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Clear amber appearance with an average head and good lacing. Hoppy aroma blended some spicyness along with the citrus. Medium-bodied with a decent malt backbone to balance the hops. Dry, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Pours with a light copper hue with good head and lace. Aroma was piney and fruity with some roasted malt and grassy notes. Initially the taste was piney and mildly bitter. In the middle it showed some fruitiness on the edges and a malt presence that I didn’t expect. The finish dry and there was a definite bitter hop flavor. Mouthfeel was more or less smooth and a notch or two above what I would call "thin". Probably more of an APA than an IPA, but a good one no matter how you classify it. Thanks DavidP!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Light, clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma is citrus and freshly cut grass. Taste is pleasantly bitter, with oranges and lemons. Good session IPA and a great value.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2005
A very nice, yet mellow ipa. Not huge with the hops but a nice balance. Some subtle earthy undertones also present in the aroma and flavor. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2005
Very nicely done (if a bit unadventuresome)...great hop aroma with citrus and floral notes...malty sweetness predominantly in the flavor...and hop bite returning to save the day in the finish. Good all around IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2005
On tap at Hyatt Downtown Very nice appearance and great head retention. NIce hop aroma, but could be more evident. Very hoppy taste, citrusy with grapefruit accent. Bitterness well balanced with malt.


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