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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 14, 2008
2008 Bottle - Honestly one of the best big batch IPA’s I’ve had...pours gold with a moderate white head...bright aroma of citrus, flavour is hop forward and lightly malted, very dry...way more enjoyable than I expected..

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cblado (229) - Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2008
12 oz bottle. Very little aroma, some hops and malt. I was very pleasantly surprised by the strong hop flavor of this brew, however. Some citrus notes, with a crisp finish. A very drinkable IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer4000 (4328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2008
355 ml bottle. Clear golden body with a white head. Weak hoppy aroma with a hint of citrus. Flavor is balanced and nice, but not particular hoppy. Imagine a traditionally British IPA hop level, but with American hops.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (3808) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Clear, pale yellow and fizzy with a 2 inch head. Rolling continuous carbonation within. Looks very attractive for a pale yellow brew. Dirty hop aroma. Medium hop bite, much less than I expected for an IPA. Perhaps this more like a strong APA instead of an IPA. Possibly a good intro IPA for a lager lover. However, finish is sufficiently lingering and bitter annoying to be an IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Amber colored. Aroma is light butteryness with some citric hops. Medium to light bodied, moderate to low bitterness. Pretty bland.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2008
The best thing this beer has going for it is it’s appearance. It’s a nice clear golden color. The head leaves some lacing down the side of the glass. Other than that, I’d rather have a MOR lawmower lager thirst quencher. With today’s heightened beer prices, I had to give it a try.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Bottle. Light and simple, as expected. Nose has a definite buttered corn note to go with clean malt and medium grassy hop presence. Brisk and grassy hops but pale and simple throughout. Lightly drying, simple but flavorful green hops, but lacks any sort of juiciness or freshness, rather itís dried grass and pale malt. Simple, uninspired, par for the course for HW, but overall itís drinkable and pleasent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Name: Henry Weinhardís IPA
Date: 06/09/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

Appearance: clear copper, fine sirty white head, bits of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with floral and earthy hops and a strong perfume character thatís not completely pleasant,
Flavor: crystal and caramel malt flavor, mostly dry except for a touch of sweetness from the caramel malt, plenty of balancing earthy hops, long lasting bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Bottle: Pours a golden color with a light white head. The nose is earthy with some light citrusy hops and a light pale malt note. The flavor is medium bodied, middle-of-the-road hops in the flavor. Fairly low key as far as west coast IPAs go.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep gold color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is predominately of pine and hops, but a little hay and citrus is there too. The flavor, while fairly smooth, lacks just a bit of character. The finish is fairly good, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Donít misunderstand--this is not a bad beer! It just has a lot of competition in the IPA market, so Iím being critical. Iíd like to pair this brew with some fresh seafood and a mixed green salad.


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