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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Elegantly traditional and rich in its’ hop character, this India Pale Ale is thirst-quenching and soul-satisfying. Each sip delivers a bounty of herbal and floral hop character, balanced by the fruity signature of our house yeast.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ohiobrewman (2) - Hubbard, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2009 does not count
This beer is all about the hops although it seems to have found itself a very nice balence which is a must for me! the smell is great and the taste and finish are near perfect the the style (that being American IPA). I will seek this out again!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3560) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle via trade. Amber color with a one-finger off-white head. Aroma is floral and citrusy hops and sweet malt. Flavor is sweet pale/caramel malt, highly citrusy (orange and grapefruit) hops, with herbal qualities. Fairly bitter on the finish with a medium-full body. Not really outstanding in any one aspect, but comes together very well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Amber pour with a slight offwhite head. aroma is piney with some biscuit and a bit of resin. mouthfeel is medium, very nice citrus/pine hop upfront, follow by sweet malt and a resinous, slightly bitter finish. pretty tastey

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nephilium (1370) - Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Slight hop aroma, with pine and citrus notes, pours a dark amber, with a fluffy white head. Nice bitterness in the flavor, with a touch of astringency. Short bitter finish, with a full mouthfeel. A solid IPA, nothing extraordinary, but solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2461) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours a golden orange with a frothy head and wonderful aromas of pine and citrus. I have absolutely no idea how this is rated this low... did they change recipes? Anyhow, first sip reveals a wonderfully balanced IPA with a heavy pine and grapefruit hops side to it. There is definitely enough malt to balance things out well and this is an instant favorite in the IPA category.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Growler shared by axilla and egajdzis at Glimmerglass. Thanks boys! This was really yummy. The growler was filled that day so it was pretty damn fresh and tasty. A great beer to start the weekend with.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewbie (455) - New York, USA - JUL 31, 2009
growler from the brewery. light gold color, big lasting fluffy off-white head. big aroma of pine and grapefruit. first taste of heavy hops, mellowing a bit in the finish but still a nice lasting bite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Thanks to Adam for the bottle. Hazy orange pour. Off white head that slowly fizzles to a fine film that leaves loads of spotty lace. Floral notes with a blast of orange zest. Light grainy character with soft bitterness. Pine and grapefruit

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2151) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 28, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of secret santa. Thanks Rudy. Pours a translucent copper color with a small white head. The aroma is inviting with floral notes, chlorophyll, citrus (particularly oranges) and some pine. The flavor is biter hops forward with pine, citrus, biter walnuts and caramel malts. The mouthfeel is full and buttery with lively carbonation. The finish is long with lingering biter hops. Overall: A very respectable IPA, love the aroma in particular.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Sixer purchased at Rozi’s in Lakewood. The aroma of this beer is amazing. It really smells fresh, floral and alive. It doesn’t rush at your with bitter citrus aromas or any hint of alcohol, it just smells naturally floral. It also just mellows as it goes down. It doesn’t have that hop flavor that just attacks the mouth, this is oily, buttery and full of floral flavors. God almighty, this is fantastic. Really solid all around and drinkable. Unlike some beers that rely on loads of carbonation or bitterness to assault your palate, this just speaks to you with its rich floral flavor.


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