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RATINGS: 1908   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Pours medium amber with a full off-white head. Nice lacing is left on the glass as it is drank. Floral hops and spice dominate the aroma. Nice, full, creamy mouthfeel leads to a perfect example of how an IPA should taste. Hops, caramel, pine, and more hops. Finishes slightly bitter, which is no surprise. A great beer at a great price.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ATulloch (34) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle from maggies grill. Pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head that lasts. Excellent lacing. Aromas of caramel with orange and some floral notes. Has a nice taste with a hoppy spice and a sticky fruity hit. Lovely

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (3577) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Yellowish-gold with a thin head. Plenty of hops with a nice underlying fruitiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
On tap at Memphis airport. Pours a copper color with white head. Balanced hoppy, slight grassy, bitter, yet solid malt backbone. Solid, but just not that great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1234) - Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
12oz can. 01MAR14 date. Says brewery fresh for 180 days. Not sure if I believe that, but then again im not the target audience for this one. Anyway, not too bad. Bitter and piney. More malt heavy than I prefer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5669) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
bottle, decent IPA, copperish pour, medium body. more a British take, earthy bitterness, caramel backbone. decent

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpkeskinen (202) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Draught at an airport restaurant. The beer is a good and reliable ipa: no surprises and all good. There’s sweetness in the taste in addition to the bitterness of the hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (841) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent dark golden with a thin layer odd cream colored head. Taste of oranges and hops. Aroma of floral hops and citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle. Light amber white head. Nose is caramel/pine/citrus, nasal clearing. Flavour leans more toward the hops but still balanced by the caramel. Finish does have caramel but has a slight dry bite. Not sticky. Very solid version of an old school American IPA, deserves its rep as a classic. ABV is surprising, thought it was ~7%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1110) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle into a Leffe glass. Clear yellow-orange with a nice bubbly head, although it collapses fairly quickly. Zesty floral hops with a note of spice, it smells good. Crisp, fruity but dry with a certain malty biscuit too. Very good. For what is becoming a mainstream beer this manages to still be decent stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rproff78 (81) - - JUL 7, 2014
Pretty good IPA from goose island. Love that they distribute everywhere now!


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