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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A brilliant, dry pale ale with an aggressive hop character balanced with a smooth finish. A bold beer best consumed with a stiff upper lip.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5334) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2005
Poured hazy golden color with no head or lacing on the glass. Floral aroma, not hops, but rose petals, light citrus as well. Taste of tangerine, grass, and a very light bitterness. A very different IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2005
Bottle pours pale yellow, slightly hazy, large frothy white head, spotty lacing, with soft carbonation.   Stale oatmeal aroma, no hop at all.   Very thin pale malt flavor... where are the hops?   Body is medium, mouthfeel is medium, but this beer is boring.   Not bad, just not an IPA by any stretch of the means... nor a Pale Ale.   Aggressive hop character?   Bold beer?   Um... at least it doesn’t taste bad... but its no IPA.   It tiz somewhat smooth tho... at least they got that bit of advertising correct.   Thanks goes out to goldtwins for the trade!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2005
From a bottle. Clear orange color. Floral aroma. Nice hoppy IPA from a decent NC brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2005
Draft, pint glass. Spicy and citric hops upfront...reminds me of centennial. Slight caramel and honey sweetness. Very clean aroma. Light yellow-golden hue, served without a head. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavor shifts to a lightly sweet, moderately bitter, lightly acidic finish. Very nice spicy bitterness in the finish. Light and pleasant acidity. Medium body, smooth/watery texture, average carbonation. The bottom line is: A pleasant session, on par with most other micro IPAs, but nothing to set it apart.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Bottle from Goldtwins. Pours a nice amber color. Sparse white head fades out rather quickly and leaves minimal lacing. Lacking in aroma, neither malt nor hop is really present here. Very slight caramel and floral hints. Lighter in body. Nicely bitter. Hop bitterness just overtakes the sweet malt in this race. Fair IPA.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Golden brew with a little ring of white foam.Nose is faintly hops and more of something else,some malts.Watery hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Not overpoweringly hoppy. Still a solid beer. Not what I’d look for in an IPA, but enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Bottle from Asheville, July ’05/ Poured a clear golden yellow/ orange. Aroma and taste were both "medium" grapefruit, not overpowering hoppiness but not undetectable either. It seemed less "IPA’ish then other Ipas but still blended the hops nicely with an undertone of spice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2005
In the bottle. Pours a deep golden color bordering on the orange side, but not quite there. White fluffy head hangs in there with good money. Lacing rings around the shaker. Effervescent carbonation cascades to the top. Distinct rich hop aroma. Buttery mouth feel with a decent up front hop bitterness followed by a mellow sweetness. No risidual hop pain. All the bitterness is up front. A fine IPA that should have mass appeal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Bottle: Light hazy light orange/yellow color with a thin white head. The aroma is all bright citrusy hops, juicy mouthfeel with soft carbonation, starts and ends bitter with a long bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable.


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