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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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A strong amber ale, full bodied, with a hearty hop flavor and a pronounced hop finish.


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4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mariano42 (7) - St. Johnsbury, Vermont, USA - JUL 20, 2010
This is a castly underrated beer, another victim to the craze of many raters for big over sized behemoths. This beer is a fabulous session beer with wonderful hops. Look out for the Norwich Inn’s first and last picked versions with their home grown hops in the fall.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2343) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Golden orange Nose is full of oranges and grapefruit. Smells fantastic. Juicy taste. Lovely acidic finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2009
on tap at VT Brewer’s night at the Blind Tiger. Lightly hazy orange in color with a medium off white head. Aroma of floral hops, with some pale and biscuity malt poking through. Taste: moderate hop character for an English IPA- floral hops a touch of citrus with a solid malt backbone. This was a pretty solid example of the style, although I am always partial to American IPA’s.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2008
Sampled on tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy amber color with a medium white head. Balanced aroma of hops and malt. The flavor also has a nice balance between the hops and malt but the hops, there’s also a mild spicy feeling and mild bitterness in the end. The body is medium with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation. This feels true to the English IPAs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
En fût. Pinte dégustée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur d’oublon avec une pointe de savon. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de pin et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné. (Rating #1685)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Honeyed cereals and wooden hops coexist in this conservative and well-rounded English-style India Pale Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam protects the hazy honeyed gold.
-The nose is rather timid for the style.
-Some tropical fruitiness is built by the union of the cereal sweetness and the chosen hops.
-Effervescence felt a little too intense for my liking.
-The dryish hop bitterness is quite decent.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2008
22oz bottle acquired in trade with 46er3498 (thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, fruity, and earthy. Tastes of caramel, citrus, and some pine. Hops were on the tame side and reminded more of an Amber Ale vs. a hoppy IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2008
Poured a lightly hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, some floral hops, pine, earthy hops / yeast? and light toffee. Taste of toffee up front, some more caramel and pine, with citrus fruits, and a light bitterness in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 15, 2008
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one. Pours a lightly hazy golden with a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma of pine, some floral notes, mixed citrus, caramel and earthy. Flavor was earthy, iced tea, caramel, some citrus notes, hops and some spicy notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2567) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Sampled at vt brewfest 07. Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, and earthy/spicy hops. Flavor of citrus hops, earthy maltiness and a touch of syrup with a good hop finish. a decent brew.


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