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RATINGS: 320   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2013
12oz bottle pours with a clear deep copper body that supports an off white head of foam. The aroma offers up sugary malt sweetened tangerine and orange peel notes as well as some citrus gummy bears. The taste has an odd sweet nutty sort of lager-y note to it mixing with soft sugar sweetened citrus hops. It gets to tepid levels of citrus hop bitterness to midway but those "hop" notes quickly fade as malts surge forward into the finish. Not sure Iíd try this again unless it was free as the malts and bits of hops arenít coming together too well.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7253) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a short white head. The aroma picked up sweet honey and caramel malts with just a little resiny pine and citrus hops coming through.. quite malty and not that interesting. The flavor found sweet caramel and biscuity malts at the core, with fruity hops joining spicy pine and earthy notes around.. more peppery on the finish. Light-medium bodied and spicy on the palate with some prickly carbonation.. a tad metallic on the middle and back.. overall an OK brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7085) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Pours amber with a decent beige head and a fruit and toffee flavor. A bit roasty too.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (6701) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2012
12 ounce bottle thanks to Craig! Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A light sweet nose of floral and citrus hops, big biscuit. The flavor is a big earthy malt, some perfume, light citrus, low bitterness. Tea-like. OK.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drowland (6575) - Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2012
10/16/12. 12oz bottle from... Wal-Mart! A tick at Wal-Mart for $7 per six-pack? Dr. Owl is on the case! Amber pour with a small khaki head that fades. Light aroma with grains, caramel, and light, dingy, earthy hops. Slightly brighter flavor with more dingy, soapy hops, but a touch of citrus as well, on top of light grains and caramel. Eh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2012
draft at Brekelens, Brooklyn. light copper pour, caramel malts, ok bitterness. OK IPA.. Drinkable but nothing is really standing out here

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blipp (6547) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Light flowery notes, pale malts, and straw. Not that good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
after4ever (6470) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Draft at safeco field. Fitting that so many ballpark memories of my dad come back and the beer in my hand is a hankís--even if it isnít an hwpr. I love you, pop, and i miss you. Letís go, Ms. Pours a hazy medium gold with a dense white head. Buttery caramel nose. Slick medium body with soft carb. Ultra buttery spastic fantastic bowl of popcorn mid palate. Is this ballyard lines or from the keg this way? Disinclined to do much investigation. Washed down that ballyard dog pretty good though. God, on days like this i love baseball so much it hurts.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SudsMcDuff (6448) - .....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..

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Single bottle and served in no-nik pint glass: Golden hued with a lasting fizzy head and good lacework. The aroma has notes of biscuity and caramel malts with grapefruity and piney Cascade hops, touch of pepper and DMS. The taste is lightly hoppy but you can get the Cascade character with moderate malt backbone and some spicy notes. Light sulfury notes do detract some. The mouth feel is meh, just sort of there. It is what it is, a generic paint by number IPA. Quaffable enough for easy enjoyment.


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