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RATINGS: 932   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Medium bodied and well hopped with dry, fruity aftertaste, this monumental India Pale Ale honors the hero from The War of 1812 who battled the enemy on Lake Erie.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Bottle: Pours a a golden color with a decent sized white head. Smells like a bit of orange with a bit of pine and earthy tones in there as well. Taste is very earthy... lots of pine flavor and some grassy notes. An enjoyable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (2004) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Consumed one week after "best by" date.

Pours with a clear, bright copper body, mild carbonation and a thick, cream-colored cap. Some vegetal notes greet the nose first, but they wear down as the head dissipates. Next it becomes like a tomato sauce as hops add a spicy, herbal character. Finally I find the grapefruity aroma I was expecting with an added twist of lemon. The taste is much more reliable with a bittersweet rollercoaster of flavors merging the caramel sweetness of malts with the sharp bitterness of citrus rind. Sweet tea creeps in at the finish to add a pleasant touch of complexity. Smooth in the mouth with a light tingle and a dry ending. Very good... until I swirl the half empty glass and once more breathe in the vegetables, this time with a light dose of alcohol as back-up. Here we go again...

<font size=-4>Thanks for the bottle <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/View-User-14352.htm&g this was really more enjoyable than the numbers make it out to be.</font>

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2006
beautiful orange body with minimal white head...aroma starts with light fruit (primarily green apple and white grapes), and has a sort of vinegar-like, sugary finish...flavor of light fruits, apple skin/core, orange peel, coriander..finishes with a tart bite...a very unique beer for this style

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenDover (219) - Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2006 Pours golden, dense white foam, lots of lacing. Hoppy floral aroma. Bitter citrusy hops flavor but malty and more complex than most IPA’s.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1990) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2006 Loved the hop bitterness from start to finish. Missed the off-setting malt sweetness and body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Gold body, soft white head. Nose is herbal bitterness, some honey, a hint of lemon, some fruit. Flavor is herbal honey, bitter w. some brown sugar, lemon. A hint of cocoa in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Clear golden color with a beige head. Aroma of citrus and piney hops. Citrus hops make you pucker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3445) - Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Pours an attractive, clear amber with a frothy head that has a yellowish cast. The hoppy aroma mixes with a little bit of pale crackery malt. The flavor is much less hoppy than expected, but this is still a tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Orange body, off-white head, sweet malty nose with some PNW hops and a hint of diacetyl. Lush mouthfeel, very sweet body, medium finishing bitterness. I will rarely say this about an American IPA: this one needs more hops to balance out the malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Poured a clear orange-amber color with a small off white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine with some notes of oranges. Malty start to the flavor with citrus hops that quickly take over. Pines then finishes it off. Long semi-dry bitter finish. Medium bodied.


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