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RATINGS: 697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
A classic, robust American IPA with a spicy, assertive citrusy American hop character balanced with a full-bodied, rich malt taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2007
From the bottle, courtesy of Secret Santa, pours a clear scarlet red with a very thick white foamy head. Aroma is a bit grassy, quite citrusy, I’d say grapefruit aroma if I had to be specific. Taste is bready, not as hoppy as I would have expected, really not hoppy at all. Thin in the mouth, a bit watery, some caramel in there. Not a bad beer here, though not as IPA as I’d expect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1375) - Montana, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Bottle pour thanks to shigadeyo. Almost amber pour with good frothy head. Nice citrus nose with a touch of roast. Flavor is all hops up front. Body is medium with a malty backbone that washes out to a clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Bottle courtesy of crizay. Pours copper/brown with an off white head that is big and lasting. Smells of tea, hints of citrus, and earthy. Tastes of tea, citrus and some caramel. Hints of bitterness on the end. A little on the malty side, but nicely balances with only a hint of resiny pine on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Hell yeah, a well hopped american IPA and a good one at that, only problem with it is the availability only in bombers, oh well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2007
22oz bottle poured in a tulip. Hoppin’ To Heaven pours a murky burnished copper. It’s darker than I expected. the head was small and rocky. It has a nice green hop (no pun intended) aroma. It has a good IPA flavor. The hop profile is spicy with citrus tones. There’s a hint of sweet fruit in it as well that adds depth an character without being overwhelming. This is a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2007
UPDATED: APR 30, 2008 Clearish red brown with a densish offwhite head disappearing. big floral hops, a bit past prime. Toasty. A bit thin, not too watery, with low carbonation. A bit orange citrusy a bit alcoholic. A bit unclean? Maybe soem Amarillo? Rerate: 30 April 2008: I’m much more impressed this time and this was acquired at the same time as the previous bottle! The hops crispness has faded leaving remnants of spice. Some chocolate in the nose. Solid malty backbone. Really approaches American strong ale, Arrogant Bastard sort of territory with the dark malt presence. Rich. A bit of grapefruit in the back on flavor. Creamy palate. Aroma +1, Flavor +1, Palate +1, overall +0. The toast is a bit annoying, but not overpowering. Some diacetyl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1532) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2007
color is bronze, minimal head, aroma is lightly citrusy and more piney with just a hint of alcohol, very slight. flavor is quite caramelly with a decent amount of bitterness, especially coming on in the finish. pretty darn good. has a nice tongue-numbing quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Thanks to Secret Santa crizay for this one! Beautiful reddish amber with a small but pillowy head. Aroma is nice and hop oriented, grapefruit with a good bit of orange marmalade. Flavor is considerably more malty, caramel, biscuit, and some roast. Hops tend towards spicy with a citric undertone. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5616) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Bottle. Aroma a big, fulfilling rush of grapefruit, pine, and resin; strong caramel overtones with strong pineapple and some gritty, earthy hops. Really very fruity! Dark coppery brown body, looks a lot like an Altbier, with a creamy hop-infused beige/tanned head with lacing creeping up the sides. Really good, enduring lace. Very dark for an IPA. Funky, earthy, almost filthy hoppy taste, most of the tropical flavors of the aroma but with more emphasis on the caramel and dark malt. Stronger notes of wood and dry hops, light sweetness and citrus, bready with just a touch of caramel. Very interesting mix of tones. Medium-bodied, a touch of water here and there but on the whole very much a quaffer. Unique for an IPA; doesn’t deserve Grandmaster status, but a tasty, complex brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2007
bottle shared by thedm and hotstuff - Pours copper with a thin head and some clouds of suspended yeast. It has both citrus and pine notes in the hop dominated aroma. There’s a good, crisp hops flavor that’s well balanced by the caramel malt. The bitter finish seems slightly off.

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