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RATINGS: 691   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A classic, robust American IPA with a spicy, assertive citrusy American hop character balanced with a full-bodied, rich malt taste.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1529) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3661) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5426) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3918) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle courtesy of trade. NondeScript IPA. Not much here that jumps out @ me. Too old?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Hoppin’ to Heaven IPA
Date: 02/21/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear dark red, fine off white head, big earthy hop aroma with a hint of sweet caramel malt, creamy body, well balanced dark caramel with lots of earthy hops, the carmel continues to develop, long bitter finish,
-------- /> Name: Hoppin’ to Heaven IPA
Date: 07/18/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting

the caramel and sweetness is coming forward but still well balanced with the hops including the long bitter finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Poured cloudy dark amber with a beige head. Citrus hops aroma. Citrusy hops and sweet malts to balance the bitterness. A very good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10555) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2007
Citrus hoppy aroma. Grapefruit colour with a good head. Very drinkable citrus, slightly bitter-pucker aftertaste. Clean finish.

3.4
   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.

3.7
   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.


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