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RATINGS: 1978   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
badwhale (378) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a hazy yellow with a full white head. Nice balance of hop bite & malt sweetness. Hop flavors of citrus.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
petergaynor (116) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2014
16oz draft pour. Light amber colour, slight haziness. On the nose faint notes of fruity hops. Taste is well balance bubblegum hops with a hint of biscuit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (3428) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours nearly clear amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of hops, malt and fruit, with some citric notes. Intense, bitter flavour of hops, complemented by sweet notes of fruit and caramel malt and touches of citrus. Bitter aftertaste with citric hints and estery touches. Well-balanced and decent, indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (108) - Minneapolis, - DEC 23, 2014
On tap at fireside Grill. Very easy drinking English style IPA. Nice change up from all the west coast IPA’s.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (369) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Talk about a nice sweet hoppy smell on this one. Dense white head that sits thin on top. Clear golden/copper. Well balanced beer with lots of hops and a medium body. Long aftertaste is mostly hops but in the end is a bit bready really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SperkeleForce (622) - FINLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle 35,5 cl. Copper with nice white head. Notes of caramel, grapefruit, citrus, pines, malts. Very smooth well balanced and not too bitter IPA. Good beer which shall be tasted again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
weordie (111) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Pours copper with a thick white head. Quite a malty aroma. Very malty taste with a creamy consistency.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (369) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle as a gift from Espoo, Finland. BB Jun 2015. Translucent orange with a beautiful fluffy white top. Great retention and thick lacing. Sweet aroma of malts and tropical fruits, biscuity, caramelly, slightly spicy. Taste is more sweet than bitter, nice and refreshing, the resinous-grapefruity bitterness appearing somewhere in the finish but I wouldn’t say it lasts long. Body light to medium, carbonation quite soft, palate smooth. It’s a pretty good easy-drinking (maybe even sessionable) beer but I’d more happily support small breweries rather than Anheuser-Busch - can’t see myself ever buying a bottle/can/pint of this. Glad to have tried it though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3108) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2014
355ml bottle from Tesco, Silverburn, Glasgow - clear pale golden amber, very thin off-white head, sweet malty, citrus aroma, good lacing, sweet, high carbonation, citrus, oily, bitter finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2270) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Poured a pretty light Amber color with a healthy head. Well balanced in the mouth with a bit of hops upfront.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
corkyrory66 (709) - BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2014
Une ipa de Chicago, plus précisément de l’île aux oies, sortie des eaux en 1988 (la brasserie …). Ale de 5,9 % abv, ce qui suffit tout juste à faire voler l’oie, mais elle n’a pas l’air de s’en plaindre… Elle est même plutôt en forme. Couleur abricoté/pêche avec un léger voile très joli. Bulles fines par vagues régulières. Mousse beige bien crémeuse, avec par la suite une texture très grasse. Arômes d’agrumes, lichee, mangue, pointe de calvados jeune. 1ère bouche douce sur les agrumes, du blé d’été, pointe de piment. Arrière-bouche sur une amertume nette. 2ème sur du houblon, des épices, pointe de poivre. Arrière-bouche sur des fleurs de houblon, superbe. 3ème à l’équilibre, avec une texture plus pleine. Arrière-bouche sur du malt clair et houblon. La longueur donne une grande amertume, des fruits, du bois blanc, croûte de pain. Les jambes sont unies, mais très collantes. L’alcool est bien adapté au genre, il laisse s’exprimer l’amertume (et s’envoler l’oie…). La finale apporte quelques pointes de girofle et câpres. CONCLUSION : une belle ipa qui, excepté sa texture très grasse et sa finale un peu timide, mérite d’être goûtée.


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