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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2012 12oz bottle: pours golden brown with decent off white head, aroma has decent amount of hops, slightly stale. Taste is not a real hoppy IPA, slightly stale, nothing great.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nsanders (548) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of caramel, dough, light resinous hop, and yeasty. Taste is sweet and light on the bitterness for an ipa, wouldnít know it was an ipa if it werenít for the label. Okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a pure liquid gold with a small white head mostly dissipating. Nose is equal parts malt and hops. Very creamy on the palate, this beer has a well balanced flavor of medium roasted malts and Cascade hops that is not overly bitter or hoppy, especially for an IPA. A good companion to deli sandwiches or with nuts.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
IPA light? Probably for someone that does not like real IPAís bitter hoppyness. Besides that - a decent beer.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
jbuskirk (467) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Where are the hops? Itís one thing to make an IPA with a sweet malt balance but itís quite another to make one that willfully skimps on the hops. This is nothing more than an attempt to water down a beer for the masses. A beer thatís supposed to be hoppy by its very nature has been toned down for the average consumer. This is an "IPA" without any balls.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chicowv (461) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Clear orange pour. Good white lacing. Nose is red apples, baked apple. Taste is metallic, mealy apple. Very chalky, powdery mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Pours a clear golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is caramel malt and piney hops. Taste is sweet and malty with some hoppy bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
junon (422) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 4, 2014
This is not bad. It has all the characteristics of a descent IPA. Only lacking ever so slightly in bitterness. Would have liked just a tad bit more bit.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
robgibbens (415) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Clear copper color with a very short white head. Large bubbles and not really any bubbles floating to the top. Does not seem well carbonated to me. Head fades fast almost instantly. Aroma is slightly skunky, evergreen. Taste is bitter but nothing special here to back it up. Finishes clean. I am not getting any huge hop flavor here. Drinkable.


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