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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2011 Fresh bottle, re-rated. And from my experience, fresh is the ONLY way to go with this beer. Golden yellow pour with a decent head. Nose shows a lot of fruit notes, some sharp citrus and some sweeter, tangerine-ish stuff. Promises lots of hop character without much else. Flavor follows on that, and doesn’t disappoint. Loads of citrus flavor, and sharp citrus bitterness that finishes clean. Tangerines and oranges round out hop flavors. Mild sweetness, with a solid body held up by mild caramel and toffee. Clean, smooth, good finish. Overall a superb IPA- if fresh. If not... falls apart fast.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekhna (118) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2009 I think this is a really underrated IPA. Especially at the prices you can get it at in Ithaca! It’s a session IPA, if you can call it that at 8% abv. Lots of grass, some pine, some grapefruit, but not a ton. The malt bill isn’t overly thick, and it’s nicely bittered, but not too bitter. This is a damn fine IPA completely in fitting with the style. Which might be why it’s so underrated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Nice and hoppy and juicy hops too. Great on tap. Citrus and piney hops. Malt sweetness helps balance it out but it definitely is hop dominant and biiter too right through the finish and sticks with you for a bit.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Tap at GL. Pour is a golden amber with 2finger white head. Aromas strong of floral hops, resin, and sweet fruits. Flavor is a hop bomb! Nice citrus, piney, and floral hops. Very easy drinking at 8%. Awesome!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle an extra in a trade. Pours a golden body with a white head. Citrus pine and light spicy hop resins. A light caramel malt body finishes bitter and slightly cloying.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2009
very solid ipa. strong ass hops right around where I like them. loved the psychadelic bottle. Not a particularly standout ipa but it is damn good

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Bottle: Poured a light golden amber with a nice head. The aroma was flowers, pine and hops. The flavor was floral, piney, citrus, grapefruit, hops and a nice smooth finish. Overall, an easy drinking IPA from Ithaca.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 27, 2009
Bottle 355ml
Appearance: clear mid light amber with touch of gold, medium plus creamy head.
Nose: wonderful vegetable freshness of mango like hops. Old and well known formula but this nose does not get old. Yummy.
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied with light stickiness. Soft medowy citrus fruity hop overdose. Hop head heaven. None of harshness, aromatic , refreshing herbal pleasure. So smooth and light that noted alcohol seemed so distant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9228) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Draft… Clear, deep gold ale with a creamy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. Floral, earthy aromas of pine, dried flowers, grapefruit and toffee. Medium to full-bodied and a touch oily with feather-light carbonation. Hefty, toffee sweetness compliments earthy, piney bitterness. Lengthy bitter, dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2009
On tap at Smokin Joe’s, Pittsburgh. Pours a clear orange color with a foamy white head. Hoppy tropical fruity/amarillo nose along with some yeasty fruity esters. Flavor has notes of grapefruit, pine and tropical fruit. Plenty of hop content/character but there was a touch too much malty sweetness in the finish. Full, round and creamy on the palate with moderate carbonation. Solid Stuff.


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