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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This classic copper colored ale has a pronounced hop aroma to match its assertive bitterness, creating a fragrant and well balanced masterpiece.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8333) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14 as GB ’Sommer’ IPA. Lightly hazed golden with moderate off white spotting. Nose is floral, faint citric peel, mango pulp, perfumed effect. Taste comprises mandarin, sweet licks, perfumed tones, light pine. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with a little hop bitterness. Average IPA but drinkable stuff if a little sweet and floral in places.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4666) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Clear golden, no head or lacing. Mild aroma of malts and grains. Taste is grainy, citrus and lemon
Ok

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear pale yellow color, virtually no head. Smell and taste lightly malts, tropical fruits, mandarin and peach, fruity hops. Really nice. Decent body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
At gbbf 2014. As sommer ipa 6.5% clear gold lasting white head. light fruity ipa bit of soap. Lemon flavour. Some bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (3909) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Cask - Lemon and a bit of grass. Light yellow gold with no head. Lemon and some orange pith. Long bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (229) - - MAR 24, 2014
On tap. Dark amber pour, small white head. Not much nose, slightly malty. Taste is caramel-like malts, with notes of hops.. Good beer, but not really what i was expecting from an IPA. Average carbonation, medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1900) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 24, 2014
On tap 4 oz. taster at Gordon Biersch in Rockville, MD. This may be a different beer than the typical Gordon Biersch IPA. Very hazy, amber-yellow with an off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, mango, guava and caramel. Taste of citrus, tropical fruit, pine and caramel. Medium body and medium carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3640) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Hazy golden with a blanketous white head. Stinky fruity, hop aroma. Flavor is really on the malty side of an IPA but has some bitterness. The german influence isn’t helping this one. It is more.traditional though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7998) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
On draught at the Columbus location. The beer is a clear orange color with a medium thin white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of hops, grapefruit and bready malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a short hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Draft at Gordon Biersch-Columbus. The waiter called it "Northwest-Style IPA" or some such business; it was their seasonal selection. Pours a clear copper with a small, lasting eggshell head. The aroma did suggest northwest US hops, with citrus and pine, caramel malts, toasted sugars, and crackers. The flavor followed suit; resinous and citrusy hops, earth, toasted and caramel malts. Not bad at all. Light-medium bodied, with subtle bitterness and moderate carbonation. I enjoyed this.


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