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RATINGS: 2130   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Draft, poured golden with white head, minimal lacing. Light to meduim body, not a big hop IPA, stronger malts, suprisingly good. Nice to see and taste AB hasn’t ruined this brand.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1213) - Nevada, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Clear golden with a good amount of foam. Tropical fruit, citrus, and piney aroma. Body was pretty light for the bitterness but enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nicocanta (66) - - MAY 21, 2015
Une bonne IPA bien amère. Pas grand chose de plus à dire. C’est sympathique.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (949) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015
35.5 cL bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma is pretty nice with hops, fruitiness, tropical fruits, some citrus. Taste is slightly sweet and fruity with a decent malt body and a medium bitter finish. Pretty crisp. Medium body and carbo. Nice IPA and available in my local supermarket.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patdelichte (14) - - MAY 18, 2015
Lekkere hoppige IPA met een fruitige twist. Smaakt goed maar valt meer in categorie standaard IPA, niets speciaals.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (389) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Tasted from draft. Pours a clear gold with fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus fruit with some pine and a little bready malt sweet smell. Taste is very well balanced. Moderate clean bitterness throughout with a nice mild sweet malt backbone. Citrus, caramel, pine, biscuits, grass flavors. Very solid IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1290) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
Pint. Muted aroma. Sort of funky hops. Medium body sort of hoppy but has a fast flavour profile and is rather forgetful as an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1294) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2015
dense light beige head leaves structured lacing. light amber colour. aroma is bit grainy, passion fruit, mango, caramel. taste like aroma with a bitter sligh resinous finish. medium body and cabonation. much better than expected. bottle 33cl / bbf jan-2016

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
at_the_hop (55) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Golden with a generous head. Smells very wheaty and sour with gooseberry. Taste is acrid pine and earwax bitter. It’s all wheat and little else. I love bitter bitter beers but for some reason I find this really challenging (read as unpleasant) and have had before so not a dud. For me the bottle should say wheat beer, nothing like the English IPA promised.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savage_Night (54) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Pours a clear light orange with a nice white head. Head retention is ok. Aroma: Not much on the aroma but some slight citrus, light hop bitterness, faint peppercorns and light malt. Taste: Very light on taste as well. Hop bitterness is more pronounced, citrus is mellow, very light peppercorns, faint tropical fruit and malt. Finishing with a crisp, slightly dry, feel in the mouth. Overall I was somewhat disappointed. I was expecting a very aromatic, fruity, bitter and spice filled beer. However, I am comparing this to the West Coast IPA?s and I think that is a bit unfair. Reading the label I see that the alcohol and IBU?s are not as high as the West Coast style. I believe they only used one style of hops and that is what might causes the lack of aroma and flavor. Considering all this, I do believe this is a good IPA. Sure it won?t destroy your palate but it is a great everyday go-to brew. Cheers! Kanpai! Salud! Prost!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wolffish (327) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
Ce n’est pas un produit très palpitant à déguster mais somme toute respectable. Au nez, je sens plus les céréales que les houblons, ce qui n’est pas typique pour le style. Ce qui lui nuit le plus est son apparence...


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