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RATINGS: 684   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9815) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2007
Citrus hoppy aroma. Grapefruit colour with a good head. Very drinkable citrus, slightly bitter-pucker aftertaste. Clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Pours a glowing deep amber-caramel color. Aroma is hop forward, as expected, pine needles is what I am picking up. As much as I like the aroma, the flavor seems to be a bit tamer than I had expected, but is still very enjoyable. Very mild bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Pours a yeasty, though fairly clear orange with a thick, foamy light tan head. Smells of sweet sices, hops, orange zest, and maybe a trace of some mint. The flavor is more on the sweet side, some floral hops, mild grapefruit citrus, and a little orange peel as well. Seemed to drink pretty nicely. Well balanced between the malts and the hops, with the hops slightly more apparent as you’d expect from this style. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste, with piney hops the dominant flavor. Pretty good IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2007
wonderful aroma of hops. pours a hazy copper with nice creamy head. lots of lacing. citrus, spice, hops and malts in this well balanced beer. very crisp and refreshing. Thanks Miketd for the sample!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Bomber. Pours deep orange/ruby color with a nice white head. Great lacing. Aroma is malty, ambery, bready, with some hops in there. Surprisingly malt-centric. Taste is a bit watery, slight citrus, caramel malts. Slightly bitter. Sweet malts. This is a nice, balanced IPA. Not one of the best but still pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Big off-white shaving cream head, copper body with lots of floaties. Hoppy nose with spice and citrus, some malt as well. Well-balanced malt and hops: moderately sweet, bready, with bitterness and spices dancing on the back of the tongue. Nice mouthfeel as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2007
bottle- thanks to Jason for this brew. Extreme sediment which detracts from its appearence, nice shaving cream, tannish head. A well balanced ipa, one that does not overwhelm with hops, but certainly has some piney, citrus, and major spice notes. Spiceyness dominates towards end, with faint bitterness. Nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (1982) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Pours a deep, rich amber with noticable viscosity and a microcosm of haze under a full and fluffy off-white head. A thick sheet of lace spackles the glass nicely. Low zoo-pen stinkiness interrupts an otherwise well-hopped aroma of pine and florals with an alcohol undertow. Full body approaches stickiness and finishes dry. Tea bitters join pine and faint citrics to make for a well-rounded and highly-hopped IPA with only a mild caramel sweetness to temper it. This is over the top... and I like it.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Bottle. Clear copper, with a modest off-white head that fades slowly. The aroma is impressive, even across the table. Sharp, piny hops that cover a malty/toffee base. Medium body, with a refreshing hop bite that fades to a smoky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3264) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Huge off-white head that tops a clear deep amber/orange body. Floral hop aroma. The flavor is smooth, slightly bitter, but not overly so, with no sticky sweetness to detract from it either. Well balanced. A good IPA.

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