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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2008
2008-05-08.Hazy orange amber with a small creamy off white head. (3+) Pleasant hoppy aroma, light citrus and mild resin. Similarly pleasant hops in the flavour, muted resin, light citrus hints. (6+) Smooth average palate. (3+) Pretty nice, but strikes me as probably having a little more oomph to the hops when fresher or on tap. Bottle shared by Jon Walker

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
12oz bottle, from Jungle Jimís in Eastgate. Clear golden color, thin white head. Couple splecks of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Not bitter, nor assertive like your typical IPA. Just a moderate bitterness, light sweet taste. Some light citusy, lightly piney hop. More malt forward, but itís not a caramel, sweet malt, more clean and biscuity. As far as IPAs go, though, this doesnít really satisfy in the way that they usually do. Sub par for the category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer in Nashville. Pours a cloudy orange-gold color with a finger-thick eggshell white head. Aroma of caramel malts, grapefruit citrus, floral hops, and a touch of pine and herbs. Flavor of caramel malts, grapefruit citrus, floral hops, earthy notes, pine resin, and toast. Mild. Light-medium bodied, with average carbonation and some sweetness and bitterness on the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2010
My Bottom Line :
Biscuity pale cereals support leafy and fruity hops, sculpting a sessionable India Pale Ale with a charming wooden hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces atop the peachy golden haze.
-The aroma could use better hop definition (more dry-hopping with different varieties?). As is, there is nothing that makes the mouth water.
-The mouthfeel is beautifully rendered; cushiony, never thin, softly carbonated, very drinkable.
-As an IPA in the US, this one will not get the praise it might deserve, but as an English-style IPA, this is spot-on, nicely balanced and easily sessionable.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9403) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2011
Draught at the Flying Saucer in Columbia CS, 2008. A bit smoky and burnt. Strong flavor of burnt sugar / caramel. Medium to strong hops, slightly strange, but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2009
bottle. Pours cloudy orange/amber with white head. Aroma is fruity (grapefruit) hops with nice caramel malt notes. Taste malty / caramel, hops with grapefruit / citrus hops with light piny mouthfeel. Overall mouthfeel is sweet and smooth finish is a mix of caramel and grapefruit with light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Golden colored with a small filmy white head. Grainy bread and biscut nose, with an odd resemblence to a Saaz hopped pils. Flavor has a dusty and airy hop and wet grain flavor so prevalent in mediocre IPAs and pale ales: toast and dried grass, I guess it would be best to describe it as. Finished light and clean, but without much flavor other than a ESB-like bite. Certainly not a bad beer, but not close to what I consider a worthy IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9135) - Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2008
12 oz. bottle puchased in Asheville. Pours clear copper in color with a medium sized fluffy white head. The aroma has moderately sweet caramel malt and moderate hoppiness (pine and floral mainly). The flavor is a mixture of much of the same: caramel malts with floral and pine notes. The smallest hint of fruit. Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
[1329-20080508] 12floz bottle. Pine needle aroma on a bed of grass hops. Cloudy, orange brown body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head and small bubbles around the edges. Dull grassy pine resin flavour. Medium body is a little bitter. Drinkable, nice bitterness.
(c/o manuchampions, w/ him, jerc)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8457) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to emacgee. Pours a bright amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is very nice; fresh floral and citrus hop notes, lots of caramel malts as well. The flavor is also nice; resin-like hops, citrus and bitter, lots of balance provided by the caramel malt. Easygoing and flavorful. A nice aggressive hop profile and well balanced. Leaves your palate chewing on grapefruit peel.

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