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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 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.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chicowv (459) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2012
12 oz bottle. This beer is a horrible example of an IPA! Should be labeled as cheap American Schwill. Aroma is of hay, leather and something sour I canít describe. Pours a nice dark yellow with a thick head which is its only redeeming quality. Taste is salty, bitter and not fun to drink. Palate is harsh, not fun to drink. Overall this is not fun to drink; should have known with the 6.99 price point.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BigBeer45 (1258) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle, this beer had a clear copper pour and made a one and half off-white head that receded to a thin cover and ring, there were some small spots of lacing on the glass, the aromas were light toasted malt, faint caramel, and the faint hops are woody and citrus, it had flavors of light toasted malt and some caramel, and a little hop bitterness, hops taste a little off, cardboard like flavor after the finish, the finish had some hop bitterness with some malt sweetness still on the tongue, the mouth feel was light and a little thin, an IPA with a faint nose and light flavors.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jkwalking05 (3811) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Amber in color with a decent off-white head. The grassy hop aroma mixed with a hint of vegetable matter and vinegar create an aroma of sauerkraut. The taste is a little better with caramel, masking tape, and woody hops.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. The clear look, golden color, and light white head. The smell is hops, cleaning solution, weak, and veggies. The taste is hops, light bitterness, grassy, and eh.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (135) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2012
pours a light copper with a medium lacy head. aroma is less hoppy than I expected, more toasty. nice full taste with a pleasant linger. I like it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9948) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness,light citrus and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, light orange zest and light grapefruit with a crisp dry lightly bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomTron (382) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pours a clear orange with a thin, almost absent white head. Aromas of faint pine, hops, and yeast. Taste is a tad bitter with medium carbonation but nothing really shines through. Finishes dry with a tinge of hop bitterness left on the tongue. Drinkable, but forgettable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
12oz bottle, best by 12/31/12. Medium off-white head atop crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, some grapefruit, not particularly aromatic. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some pine/grapefruit. Light-medium body, low carbonation. Reading that description, I have to wonder, wtf are they thinking? Itís an IPA -- if they want to ease up on the hoppiness so the caramel sweetness can shine through (which they do with this beer), they should make it an amber.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4232) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2012
The aroma is clean with grass, grains, herbs, lemons, and a touch of dish water. The appearance is golden with an average head. The taste is bitter and like the aroma. The palate is typical. Overall decent IPA but not great.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerathon (1217) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
A little too thin. Head disappears almost instantly. Hop scent is faint. Very mediocre.


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