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RATINGS: 316   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerathon (1285) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
A little too thin. Head disappears almost instantly. Hop scent is faint. Very mediocre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Almost orange pour with light white head and lace. Light mettalic aroma with a hinto caramel and some perfumy hops. Light tones of caramel and some light citrus notes. A hinto off flavor at the finish. Not much on the ipa front and really not much on the beer front, but not a terrible beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
unclemattie (4263) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
12oz twist-off bottle. Pours clear, light amber\golden color. Creamy beige foam. Not much of an aroma. Some herbal hops and citrus zest in the nose. Not much flavor either. Watery. Some faint toasted malts. Hop flavor consists of leather flavored water. For an Oregon IPA, this is not worth my session. (3518)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2076) - USA - NOV 10, 2012
I remember first trying HW during a visit to Seattle many years ago, in the dawning days of the craft brew movement. I liked it a lot, and wished it was available in the Northeast. Now it looks like HW has been surpassed by a number of other breweries, but it should be remembered that they were one of the earlier participants in the movement. I am surprised this gets a low ranking - it is not bad at all. A mellow and tasty IPA, not very aromatic, lightly herbaceous and piney, and contains a dollop of sugary sweetness. A really good soft IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Nice copper color, but that's about the best part of it. Nose isn't too hoppy, though they come out a fair amount in the flavor. The flavor has bitterness, but it doesn't really have a good full flavor. Run of the mill IPA, nothing to write home about. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2012
ampled at the supermarket, glad I never payed for it. yellow pour with a thin white head. Tme malt aroma was more prominent than hops. The flavor was watery. Very limited hop flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
355ml bottle from wegmans in niagara falls. golden with a small white head. minimal c hop and lager malt nose. flavour is also minimal, some late hop flavour, rough husky malt finish, no hop bitterness. really weak IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Full flavored IPA. There is a bit of a malt base underneath a hop-flavored beer. Decent IPA that has a good blend to it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours clear amber.. Small whiter head... Aropma of caramel and citrus.. Taste is just ok... Run of the mill ipa.. wouldnt do again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3504) - Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Comes out of the tap a hazy golden amber with a pale golden-buff head - didnít get much of a head, but that apparently is an artifact of the pour, and it leaves generous lacing. Aroma is hoppy and fruity, mainly apple with a little banana, not spectacular or strong but still inviting. Strongly hoppy flavor is somewhat bitter with woody and fruity notes. Texture has plenty of fizz and sass though just average body. Not the best IPA I have ever had, but certainly worth at least a try.

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