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RATINGS: 655   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A classic, robust American IPA with a spicy, assertive citrusy American hop character balanced with a full-bodied, rich malt taste.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2007
bottle from Jvittorio4187: pours a amber colour with a thin white head. aroma plenty of hops and just a small amount of malt background. the flavour is smooth and not loaded with hops but sufficent. has a nice mix with the caramel malt. overall pretty good. a very sessionable ipa for me to bad i only have one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Amber color with plenty of head. Floral hops on the nose with much less hops in the body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2007
22 ounce bottle from BBB63<bk> Poured in to an English Pint. Dark amber with a sticky tan head. Very spicy hop aroma. Very rich malty flavor. Lingering bitterness. <bk> Not really the nice citrusy American style IPA. This one sort of goes off on its own, and does so fairly well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2011 Lovely looking beer, with a frothy head and a deep amber. Decent carbonation, moderate nose, and a fairly full body. But to me the flavor is just a shade one-dimensional, with insufficient hops. There are some nice spicy notes, but it’s not all that I want from an IPA. Middle of the pack.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Clear amber. 2cm of frothy, off white head. Herbal nose with floral resin and crisp bitterness. Same flavor with the hops adding some fresh grassiness, decent malt support. Medium body, balanced. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Apricoty, pine hop aroma, changes to grainey hop then settles to a caramel and hop fragrance, grain hop emphasized taste,pleasant bitterness in finish,malt pretty much in background as mere support,does become a little more evident in the 4th-5th sips. Decent comfortable IPA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
22oz bomber, no date from shigadeyo, thank you Craig. Pours a clear burnt orange with a one finger staying creamy light beige head. Aromas of spicy pine and grapefruit--event a bit perfumey, caramel and scorched caramel malts. Flavor adds a bit more citrusy grapefruit hops but the caramel/scorched caramel backbone seems to fall a bit flat. Moderate bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Pretty decent, though I thought the Black & Tan was a better offering.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2007
[bottle, thanks to zathrus13] Malty, sweet hop aroma. Clear, dark brown, almost ruby in color with a very dense tan head. Flavors are seriously hoppy, showcasing more of the spicy elements (rather than the usual citrus) of this brew. Malt character is very nice- nutty and sweet. Crisp and dry finish-- hides the alcohol well. Overall, an excellent IPA, I’m thankful to have tried it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle thanks to Nolankowal poured copper in color with a nice off white head. The aroma was pine and citrus hops with caramel malts. Taste had a strong bitterness with a good malty balance. More malt in this beer than alot of other IPA’s out there. Finish was somewhat dry and hoppy. Overall a nice easy drinking IPA with no noticable alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rshah16 (39) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2007
surprising dark with fruity, piney aroma. thickmouth feel with a healthy amount of malt and fruit taste. dry citrus, finish. very robust.


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