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RATINGS: 673   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2007
22 oz. bottle via trade with OhioDad - Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Very light spotty lacing. Has a nice pine and citrus hop aroma. Flavor has a nice balance. Has a nice toasty malt flavor up front to go along with the hops. No unpleasant, lingering bitter aftertaste. Palate seems a bit thin. Medium body. A very nice IPA. Thanks Scott.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1697) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle Thanks to Sliffy. Poured a dark amber body with decent size head, good carbonation. Aroma is hops, citrus, grapefruit, slightly malty. Taste ismlaty and sweet. Hoppy taste with small amount of citrus and a little chocolate. Good beer but a little to malty for the style, hoping for more hops(I’m in a hoppy mood).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Dark clear amber color with a beige head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops with some malt in the background. Flavor of reisinous hops. Finishes with grapefruit bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2007
2/8/07: Bottle.
Brown amber body with a slightly off-white head. Lace clings to glass. Citrus – pine – lemon nose (slightly reminds me of Mr. Clean). Big hop flavor – citrus and floral. Medium bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 7, 2007
22oz bottle: Crystal clear medium copper color with smallish off white head. Aroma has fair amount of citrusy, juicy american hops, hints of apricot, lemon, touch of mint. Flavor is malty, crisp, mild citrusy hops, bit of caramel and malt. Finish is relatively bitter, but with some balancing sweetness. A nice IPA, well crafted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Bottle thanks to CMUBEERMAN. Pours clear amber, off white head. Aroma is apricot, citrus, candy, grass. Flavor is hops, citrus, grass.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium-sized light beige head and descent lacing. Aroma of citrus, coconut, nuts, caramel, pine, and chocolate. Flavor of dark malts, caramel, hops, nuts, and touch of chocolate. Certainly an interesting spin on an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Poured from bottle. Nice copper color with beige head that lasted a bit...Very strong smell of hops. Initial taste of some fruit, citrus, but the hops WAY overpowed this for me...Not quite liking the hops that much yet, so this was not a favorite of mine. The husband loved it though!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7270) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Bottle thanks to OhioDad! Poured a clear, medium reddish-orange with a tall initial cap of beige head. Nose came across as juicy, which is a huge selling point for me... pine tar and grapefruit with rum-laden toffee behind.. knew this would be assertive from the smell. Flavor was assertive... heavy, resinous grapefruit and buttered toffee support heavy doses of zesty citrus and pine bitterness... left a very fulfilling spicy bitter trail down the throat... couple odd oxidized notes appear post-swallow. Fairly well-balanced and most certainly enjoyable! Thanks Scott!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 31, 2007
Pours a copperish amber with a slight off white head. The aroma has slight tones of earthiness, pine, grapefruit, and caramel malt. Flavor has a touch of bitterness but nothing assertive with some grapefruit and pine with a light caramel malt.


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