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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 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.


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1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
DDaniel (2) - - JAN 24, 2013
A slight floral hops aroma with a very normal lager flavor not in the hoppy character of an IPA overall very basic.


1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Mackeon (136) - - MAY 8, 2015
This is not a good beer. Thereís hardly any hop, the smell is wrong, it has no palate and no finish whatsoever. Certainly it has nothing to do with pale ale. Worth the wide berth.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Rated on 9-24-2013 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized smooth off-white head with a lengthy retention, gold transparent body, very fizzy, very fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, grassy, citrus, pine hops, earthy, and biscuits. The flavor is lightly bitter, semi-sweet, caramel malt, citrus, pine hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light bodied. A quaffable beer that is not very hoppy, bitter tasting for the style. It does not have a lot of character.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CStang67 (27) - - FEB 22, 2015
AROMA: Some hops in the nose, but are a bit grassy. Caramel malt is there but not strong. There is really not much of an aroma. APPEARANCE: Copper in color and a bit on the hazy side. Pencil thin head that disappeared quickly. Not the most impressive looking beer. TASTE: The sweet caramel malt is balanced by a fair amount of bitterness. Hop flavor is a bit vegetable like. Itís not terrible but leaves a lot to be desired in an IPA PALATE: Medium to medium-high body cotes the mouth. Carbonation is low leave the beer just a bit short of the crispness I like in my IPA OVERALL: Itís OK, far behind a lot of IPAís out there.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
78samh (201) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2015
12 oz bottle pours gold with a white head. Taste is grassy hops with a little caramel malts. Chemical like bitterness. Very messy beer! Not good.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
stirburn (1) - - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
Surprising mouth feel and incredible price. An aroma my non - drinking wife even liked.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sarlacc83 (1220) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle.A: Burnished gold with a half inch off-white head. N : Biscuit, pine, earth, some melon and light citrus.T: Quite sweet. Sharp bitterness.M: Medium body with a spritzy carbonation and noticeable alcohol. O: Mediocre. Far too sweet.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (6707) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
British malty backbone. Clear amber orange in color, feels more like a pale than an iPa. The hops are nice, just too mellow and not enough of them in there to come out on top o the malt."

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1953) - - SEP 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-25-12- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance- The beer pours a beautiful golden amber color with a big billowy two finger off white head. The head fades over a moderate level of time leaving a nice lace on the sides of the glass. Smell Ė The smell is largely of a bready and caramel nature mixed with some aromas of corn sweetness and a light fruit smell. While an IPA there is not a big hop presence with the aroma only having a very light citrus and pine hop smell. Taste- The taste begins with a chewy breadiness and a lighter caramel sweetness upfront. A hop flavor of a citrus flavor is present from the start which grows stronger till the end. With the citrus growing stronger the caramel fades with some earthy and pine hop flavors later joining the taste. This combination of flavors take the taste to its end where a nicely hopped and smooth bready taste is left on the tongue. Mouthfeel-The body of the brew is quite thick and chewy for a 6 % abv beer with a carbonation that is rather lighter. The thicker body combined with the lower carbonation make for a nice mouth coating feel and all the hop and bready flavors able to linger on the tongue. Overall Ė I was quite surprised by this brew. It was nice and creamy with a rather good hoppy taste. Not a bad go to and certainly worth a try.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Ctplt777 (283) - - JUL 25, 2014
yeah so this has no flavor this is just awful. Iíve had this a couple times and it has nothing going on. No hops, just nasty sweet weird messy gross. This is awful I hate this beer.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bulk_Carrier (2575) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
I read "Originally developed for British sailors stationed in India" in the commercial description. Well, considering Iíve had this more than enough times while living on both coasts, hereís my take on this one. This has always been poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a fairly decent golden orange to amber color with a one finger white bubbly/foamy head. Thereís barely any lacing. The smell, well, there were some hops but they came through in more of a vegetal sort of quality. Honestly, it seemed a bit lacking. The taste was bitter and sweet but at different times as it didnít really seem to hold itself together. On the palate, this one sat at/about a light to medium in body and had a fairly decent sessionable quality about it. It didnít really have that harshness I expected it would have for an IPA to pummel my tongue into submission as it just seemed too nice on my tongue. Overall, uhmmmm, okay, IPA, uh...honestly, Iím not into this as I was pretty disappointed.


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