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RATINGS: 457   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.


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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Light hoppy aroma over a clear yellow color. Ooh, nice flavor! Smooth flavorful hoppyness that doesn’t overpower. Good stuff for a red-state beer!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3053) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
This was extremely pale for the style. In fact, visually, it could pass for a pilsner. It’s got a grassy, floral and peachy hop aroma is that downright delicious. When you get in the flavor the hops turn almost salty. The body is too thin, but if they turned up this beer to a bigger body and just amped up the hops a bit, this would be an awesome IPA.


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