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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Originally developed for British sailors stationed in India, IPAs were aggressively hopped to help prevent spoilage on long ocean voyages. Now that spoilage isn’t as big a problem, we’ve eased up on the hoppiness just a hair to let the caramel malts shine through. It’s a big beer with big flavor that really lets you appreciate hops in all their glory.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange color with minimal head. Light hop aroma, some mild malt aroma. Light grassy, earthy flavors. This is an IPA? Really? I had been interested in trying Henry Weinhard’s since I heard it was brewed out of Full Sail’s brewery. This beer was really lame, like a bad Leinenkugels.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Way below average. This looks good but there is barely any aroma. I get some caramel and little else. The flavor has the caramel and just a hint of hops. Thin in the mouth. Not too good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TheBeerGod (5689) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle courtesy of my friend Noel - thanks! Aroma is sweet with light caramel and toasted malt. Taste is soft hops, sweet malt, grains and grass. Body is light-medium with a moderate carbonation. Ends with more caramel, toasted malt and light grassy notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
j_rogers007 (9) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
very weak aoma, high carbonation, clearly using an extract, about what I expected which wasn’t much. I guess it could be a good intro IPA for those that are used to drinking a domestic light beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a deep gold color with a thin white head. It’s got the same cooked veg nose as the amber with some stale hops thrown in. The flavor is cooked veg with slight honey notes and a shitty bitterness on the back end. This beer is garbage.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Twas’ okay. Some hops, dank grassy notes, the finish was ehhh. Fuggin ol’ semi-sweet finish. Pass. Raven’s somehow won. F$ck the Ravens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Holy (835) - GERMANY - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle shared in the middle of Florida, somewhere... Was pretty good - as much as I remember...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigtaster (847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Pours a golden hay color, with finger and a half of head that leaves behind nice lacing. Not much on the nose, but a bit of pine hop. Light body with clean on the palate until the end, which has a sweet finish that is not enjoyable. Very clean beer, but pretty flavorless compared to the norm of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
emacgee (4457) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pours a sharp clean gold with one finger of off white head. Nose is herbal and musty with grassy notes and sweet malt. Moderate bitterness and body. Metallic hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
DDaniel (2) - - JAN 24, 2013 does not count
A slight floral hops aroma with a very normal lager flavor not in the hoppy character of an IPA overall very basic.

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