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RATINGS: 771   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Elegantly traditional and rich in itsí 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2007
12 oz. bottle. First Iíll say right out I really do not like IPAs, but in most variety packs there is one. I just donít like beers this bitter, and would never buy an IPA on itís own. However, Iíve tasted enough to be able to compare, and this is a good solid, fruity, bitter IPA. Thin white head, and the typical bitter aftertaste. Iíll not buy it alone, but Iíll also leave fans of IPAs to give a better review.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2941) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
Aroma:good orange juice hops... Appearance:light hazy orange-amber,good head... Flavor:grapefruit and orange juice hops,light caramel....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (3072) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2006
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 12 fl. oz. bottle from Lubiere. App.: light orangey amber with a smallish slightly off-white head. Aroma: more toffee and sweet malt than hops, apricot/peach fruitiness, a bit of hops (somewhat piney, green and a bit citrusy). Palate: med.-light body and med. carbonation. Flav. those stone fruits come through first and the hops is in the background. The hops comes through more on swallowing. A bit alcoholic and bitter to finish. Not too crazy on this one. The fruitiness is a bit much and Iíd like some extra dry-hopping.

Re-rated 2014-04-22. Originally 6-3-5-3-11.
App.: Deep golden with lots of fine floaters and a decent, rocky white head. Aroma: Quite fruity Ė tropical with some apricot, also has quite a bit of pine/resin, somewhat dank, reasonable malt support (not sure what Honey Malt contributes...). Palate: Medium body, moderate-full carbonation. Flav.: A very fruity IPA with some background resin/pine/dank notes, a touch of cat pee from the Citra (maybe?), nice malt support, a bit of alcohol; dry with good bitterness and a long, quite fruity finish.

Different bottle, different year, changes to the recipe, changes to my palate. Whatever the reason, I dig this much more now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Clear amber/orange, mostly diminishing head, faint aroma of hops, basic piney hop flavor and somewhat bitter finish but a little watery. Has some intangables...Not the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgeiman (27) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2006
12 Fl oz. Bottle: clear golden amber color and frothy white head on pour. To me the nose of this beer is the only thing going for it- pleasantly hoppy and herbal notes. However, the flavor that follows is unremarkable with lingering bitterness. Much more intersting IPAs are to be found.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Bottle: Orangish golden, slight haze, fairly large rocky white head, spotty lacing, virtually no carbonation. † Huge overcooked vegetable nose, grainy as well. † Vegetables on the tongue, slight sweetened tea leaf. † At least it tastes a bit better than it smells. † Semi-sweet, moderate body and mouthfeel. † Lingering graininess and DMS on the finish. † Not much of an IPA if you ask me. † Where are the hops?!?!   Thanks for the new label Dan!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Bottle: lighter amber color than usual, no head. Aroma is pathetic. Almost no hops. Lighter fruits, some smoke. Thatís about it. Watery, boring, never coming back.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Poured an amber color with a small off-white head and tons fizzy bubbles rising from the bottom. Light citrus aroma and a good bit of plastic small. Flavor starts with citrus hop then goes to a lightly sour lemon and a plastic and bitter finish. Ok so I return to this rating after letting the beer sit for 40 minutes while I drink better stuff. I decide I might as well finish this one since I donít waste alcohol and the plastic elements are gone. Mostly replaced by light citrus. The beer would get probably 3 more points out of me but I donít let beers "breath" before I drink them so the score stays the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 15, 2005
Bottle from SpringsLicker. Pours a medium amber color. A rocky, off-white head forms and fades to a clumpy looking ring. Good lacing left behind. Aroma is indeed fruity and floral. Bits of caramel sweet aroma also. Lighter side of medium bodied, decent carbonation. Slight malt sweetness is offset by an earthy hop bitterness. Fair, more towards an English IPA in style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 15, 2005
12 oz bottle from sampler 12-pack, sampled in a hotel room in Battle Creek, MI. Dull bronze with a nice wisp of head...flowery, perfumy nose (hey, the name fits!) with a hint of vanilla, which shows up in the...rather watery body that offers some nice caramel sweetness, sprucy-cedary hops, really too much sugar towards the indistinct finish. Another Ithaca that suffers at the end, alas.

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