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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (7609) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle. Honey, barley malt, and orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange malt and lightly bitter orange peel flavor. Medium body. I seem to remember Henry Weinhard beers were a whole lot better in the mid 90s - most likely because they beat most of the crap available back then.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kramer (4994) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear orangish gold body with a minimal fizzy white head that vanished pretty quickly. The nose is too light on the hops to truly be considered an IPA, but I guess that’s what they call it. Light floral hops is all that I’m getting from this with a bland caramel malt base. The flavor is lacking in bitterness, the hops that are there are mostly floral tasting and don’t do much to snazz up the flavor profile. Bland and boring toasted and caramel maltiness below. Finishes rather limp and meek with some slight graininess. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation and a watery texture. This one was pretty boring.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2222) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 14, 2013
Second beer of the Seattle "Always-See-But-Never-Drink" Blind Tasting. Clear, slightly sickly yellow. Medium body, sparkly, corn, house yeast. Some mild, old school hopping. Really not terrible, but a bit over produced ’macro’ tasting. But nice to have some old school memories of Weinhards! Some of my first beer memories are from this brand, back when my dad had six packs of Blue Boar around.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
queenholly (2924) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Light citrus and equally light biscuity caramel aroma. Clear amber with a large off-white head. Herbal bitter hops and light malt flavor. Light watery body.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
@Blind Pig–on tap-thin white-yellow/gold. A-biscuity, diacytl. T-herbal/perfumy hop, bisuity-lt/med malt.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Pours light transparent orange. Juicy citrus, just a bit of a hop bite. Something like a really, really weak version of the DFH Olde School, with a bit more corn. Finishes dry -- not bad at all.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LetsGoState (585) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Aroma is a pretty sweet and piney hop. Taste is a little sweet for an IPA, but very drinkable. Overall not much of an IPA, but not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Single bottle and served in no-nik pint glass: Golden hued with a lasting fizzy head and good lacework. The aroma has notes of biscuity and caramel malts with grapefruity and piney Cascade hops, touch of pepper and DMS. The taste is lightly hoppy but you can get the Cascade character with moderate malt backbone and some spicy notes. Light sulfury notes do detract some. The mouth feel is meh, just sort of there. It is what it is, a generic paint by number IPA. Quaffable enough for easy enjoyment.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a pure liquid gold with a small white head mostly dissipating. Nose is equal parts malt and hops. Very creamy on the palate, this beer has a well balanced flavor of medium roasted malts and Cascade hops that is not overly bitter or hoppy, especially for an IPA. A good companion to deli sandwiches or with nuts.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle from Ralph’s. Sweet lightly hopped nose with a bit of graininess. Fairly clean, but tastes more like a pale lager with some extra hops than an IPA. Easy to drink, but fairly boring.


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