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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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This double dry hopped, Indian Pale Ale is unfiltered and served "nitro" style for a smooth creamy finish. 5.75% alc/vol.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Nitro draft - Empire State Bldg. - Amber, thick white head (nice lacing). Hoppy nose of grapefruit with softer shades of sweet pine. Very hoppy flavors from start to finish without any harsh bitterness. Light bodied and thin, soft carbonation, hoppy finish. Decent for sessions...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2007
A really interesting version of an APA. It was nitro-charged and easy drinking. I was impressed with the beer served at the base of the Empire State Building.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Nitro pour at the Empire State location - it was a little strange to have this on nitro, but I suppose the brits put certain pale-ale-ish type beers on nitro, so this isn’t entirely unusual - the creamy palate that the pour produces helps keep the citrusy hops from becoming abrasive - the malt profile wasn’t very strong, but was enough to aid in balancing out the hops - very easy drinking for an assertively hopped ale, which is a-okay with me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Pretty standard american IPA- perhaps slightly on the lighter side nowadays though. Pours a nice orange.amber color with a good foamy head but dissipates rather quickly. Standard american hoppy aroma- cascades etc. Flavor is hoppy but backed up with a decent amount of malt. Finishes very clean and smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2005
Draught at the Empire State location. Cloudy orange colour. Orangey hop nose with citrus. Big flavour from citric hops, with a medium body. Good bitterness. Smooth but chewy mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
Draught sampler at Empire State Building location. Clear golden colour with a small long-lasting white head. Nice fruity hoppiness in the aroma. Soft mouthfeel. Flavour is bit muted by the nitro, but there’s some caramel and citrus in there. I don’t completely agree with the use of the nitro, but I guess it worked OK.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Pint on tap at Empire State Building. Pours a tan creamy color with large head. Looks delicious, aroma very slight with some sweetness and maltiness. Taste is very complex with bitter and sweet balanced out by a little hope character. Nothing really stands out but everything blends together well. Very refreshing and smooth, aftertaste is crisp. Could be a session beer without a doubt. One of my favorites at Heartland.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2005
Draft at Empire State building location... Hazy, deep golden ale with a creamy, white head. Great retention with thick, glue-like lacing. The nitro really cuts into the aroma. Mildly citrusy with a hint of toffee. Bitter flavor of pink grapefruit. Light to medium-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation. Long, bitter, dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (2817) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2008
The aroma was appealing. Hoppy to be sure, but it had a earthy/grassy quality as well. Maybe from the dry hopping. the appearnance was classic IPA, gold with a tinge of red. Nice persistent white foam. Flavor was very strong citrusy hops. So strong, they affected the beer’s drinkability. I couldn’t knock back more than a few of these. Palate had a nice hop burn, and the mouthfeel was thin/medium. Decent IPA, but I tend to favor the ones with a complex bittersweetness to them.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Drat at Heartland (Empire State Building, NYC). Hoppy aroma and flavor. Interesting take on the Pale Ale by adding the nitrogen to create a smooth and creamy version. Unique, but not great.


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