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RATINGS: 319   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2278) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 8, 2012
12oz bottle - pours light caramel with plenty of off-white head and decent lacing. Nose is caramel, spruce and citrus. Flavor adds grass. Moderately bitter with some sweetness. Light to medium body. Easy to drink. Fairly boring for the style, but quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Alright, I purchased this at the Kenard Avenue Krogers in Cincinnati, Ohio - Alright, this is not a bad beer, but itís really tame for an IPA. Okay, it pours a light golden hued brew with the requsite piney citrus aroma, but that quality was really turned down in this beerís flavor, although itís still there. Still, it was cheap. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2012
This beer is just a little lifeless. The aroma is muted and the taste is flat. There is a taste of citrus and a slightly oily lacing. The color is light. The hops just donít have any life.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1500) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Aroma of grapefruit and grass. Nice golden orange color that is approximately what I expect every IPA to look like. Straightforward bitter with some butter and gravel mixed in. Biting and mildly cloying. Itís sessionable without losing the edge completely. Better than I expected. Must go back and compare to Full Sailís own IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (4198) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Aroma is grassy hops and what canít be described as anything other than water. The flavor is mild citrus/grapefruit, fruit and a mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ccex (996) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
This was the cheapest 6-pack of bottled IPA I found at my favorite workingmanís liquor store yesterday ($5.99) so I had to try it. Inoffensive and worth the price. Pours a clear orange with a tiny white head and no lacing. Notihing much to smell. Aroma has faint buttery/caramel malts and a bit of floral hops. Tastes sweet at first with a slightly bitter finish. Medium body and average carbonation. I wouldnít call this an IPA, but it succeeds as a cheap English Pale Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SudsMcDuff (6312) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2012
12oz bottle- single from K Rogerís House .. . pours a medium dark honey gold .. light foam, light lacing .. . slight hops, but as with the other HWís- non offensive .. but this is more of a light english pale .. . . beating people in the crowd, not a bad idea..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3959) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light amber color with a small head. Little bit of hoppiness to the nose, but not much. Not a lot of taste to the beer, but there is a little bit of hop taste in there as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BrownALEx (300) - Portland, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bought for $1.10. Not expecting much. Here goes. Not a bad aroma, can smell some hops. Color is clear, golden. Nice head. Taste is about what I expected, kind of bland, not much taste. Does not even taste like a pale ale. Although for a $1.10 OTD I might buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2012
12oz bottle pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of some pine lemon and grapefruit. Body is medium light and carbonated. Finish is weak but bitter citrusy

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