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RATINGS: 323   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 isnít as big a problem, weíve eased up on the hoppiness just a hair to let the caramel malts shine through. Itís a big beer with big flavor that really lets you appreciate hops in all their glory.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rocc90 (31) - Chester, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Not too bad not too good. Middle of the road IPA. Just a Lille too much sweetness for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Masquerading as craft beer on tap at 8th Street Ale House. Amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel and floral hops. Taste is earthy and grainy with caramel and mild bitterness. Kinda ho-hum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dmac (5470) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Draft at Park East. How do the beers keep getting worse here?? Poured a good looking super clear copper with rising effervescence and a smaller mostly white slightly foamy head. Aroma is metallic, wet bread, some off citrus notes. Medium bodied with stronger astringent carbonation and a quick fading aftertaste. Flavor is just as bad as the body, really nothing going on other then some cereal grains and perhaps a touch of citrus rind that sat in rust briefly. This is not a good IPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ispilledmybeer (4) - ashland, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2012 does not count
I give this a solid 3. Itís by no means an IPA. Donít even begin to think it is. However, I canít go as far as to say it tastes bad either. Heck I paid $1 a bottle for this stuff. Its certainly entirely inoffensive. It tastes more like a lager than an ale really. Really big grainy bread flavor up front with a light hop flavor on the back end. Iíd choose this over just about anything in my local grocery stores limited selection. If youíre drinking on a budget you could be doing a heck of a lot worse. Thatís for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Pours a clear gold with a thin, white head that quickly fades. Aroma is subtly foral. Only slightly effervescent -- but not flat -- mouthfeel. Subtle, balanced taste -- not overly hoppy as the style might suggest. A little weak for an IPA, but not bad overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smaynard6000 (975) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a coppery color with weak white head. Citrusy hop aroma along with a bit of caramel malt. Spicy hop flavor balanced by some malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with a slightly bitter finish. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6722) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Brilliant dark gold cold with ivory head . Faint pine, floral, vegetal hop aromas. Mildly hoppy, lightly bitter pine, floral flavors on a grainy pale malt base brew--better than no ipa

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Apricot pour with a thin head. Aroma is grapefruit and pine; typical IPA but a little softer. Nowhere near enough bite for an IPA. Thin. Flavors of malt, a little citrus and earthiness. So-so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (4171) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On tap at Ruby Tuesday. Decent hop aroma, no one type stands out though I imagine itís Cascade. Not overly hoppy or sweet. Mild caramel and a bit of pale malt. Dull amber-orange clear with thin foamy off-white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Carbonic gaseousness and acidity with dry hoppy character. Not overly anything, though not a bad tap IPA. Satisfying but not memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (4501) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle: Poured a copper with white head. Aroma is metallic hops and grain. Taste was hops, grain, pinch of malt, and finish was metal.

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