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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   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 isn’t as big a problem, we’ve eased up on the hoppiness just a hair to let the caramel malts shine through. It’s a big beer with big flavor that really lets you appreciate hops in all their glory.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (6509) - Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Draft to pint. Looks decent; malty though. A hazy brownish orange with foamy off-white head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells and tastes of mild hops and caramel malt. Average on the palate. A subpar, underhopped IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6426) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6320) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Brilliant dark gold cold with ivory head . Faint pine, floral, vegetal hop aromas. Mildly hoppy, lightly bitter pine, floral flavors on a grainy pale malt base brew--better than no ipa

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle. Amber color with white foam, metallic aroma, flavor of a bad penny with bad metallic finish

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (6143) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Wilmington Island, Ga - Kroger Supermarket - 12 oz bottle. Light copper pour, thin white head. Aroma is pretty much neutral, faint metallic industrial aromas. Flavor is standard budget IPA, some nuttiness, a bit of hard candy sweetness. some breadiness, a faint trace of citrus bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick enough, Not writing home about this one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - OCT 25, 2012
12oz bottle picked up at Discount Liquors
Appearance: Pours clear golden with a small white head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Earthy hops, caramel, bready and citrus
Taste: Caramel, bready, herbal with bitter citrus finish
OK, but wouldn’t bother searching this one out.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Very light golden color on this, delivers a decent little fuzzy head. Light and pleasantly quaffable, comes off with a bit more of a malty character than you’d expect for the label, bit starchy, too perhaps. Decent center of the scale pale ale. (#5298, 10/19/2013)

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Golden yellow with a white head. There really isn’t much aroma other than a hint of grain and some grass. Not impressive. The flavor is unfortunately more of the same. I get some grass and grain as well as some soap and a bit of light pine and citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a good beer at all.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (5889) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear orange gold with a frothy white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is floral hops and pine. Thin mouthfeel with sweet hop and honey with light bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Fr0m the c0mmercial descripti0n: "Now that spoilage isn’t as big a problem, we’ve eased up on the hoppiness just a hair to let the caramel malts shine through." ?!? It’s the 21st Century, f0lk. IPAs are ab0ut the h0ps, n0t the caramel! This pale, clear amber brew is even light 0n the caramel in the n0se, with an even fainter am0unt 0f zest and mayhaps s0me grapefruit. The weak flav0r relects what can be garnered fr0m the ar0ma, with a m0derate am0unt 0f bitterness. Meh. And I’ve never used that "w0rd" bef0re.


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