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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   ABV: -
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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
alkiwat (4) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2010 does not count
Very hoppy with a smooth finish ... leaves the palate asking for more.... consistenty the same quality day in and day out a staple of kuhnhennís quality offerings-and no wonder why- ...... Excellent drinkability

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Dark amber fog with one thinnest of thin off-white skims of a head. Strange liquified lace in glaring spottyness and fair sheeting. Solid but held back balanced aroma of caramel and pine soaked citrusy hops. Slightly green and oily with a snippet of toastyness. It kinda comes and goes on the nose. Light to medium in nature. Flavors are a bit broader then the aroma. A green tinted hop bitterness milds the whole treat while a simple caramel keeps a sweeter smoothness. Turns fairly toastified with shavings of burnt citrus peels and fresh cedar pine as it trails into the finish. Dryness and bitterness make a better effort there as well as it hangs around on the tongue trying to figure things out. Will it go sweet, will it go dry, will it go bitter? It kinda does a bit of all those but sticks more to the drying bittered end with a heavier set thick oily pine then what has been placed in the earlier parts. Smooth medium body with a favorable hop induced little bite and trance of piney bitterness and dryness. Finish is where the true IPA charaters of tried and true drying and bite of hop bitterness make their surge. Albiet, its no hop monster, but creates a fine tone and pleasantly easy bitterness with a solid finishing pine essence. This is a solid IPA. Not over the top but repectfully clean, hoppy, and bittered with a certain toastyness underneath that makes it a worth while IPA to keep around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2005
I appreciate that a brewpub is trying this style. The body is a medium amber with a light tan head. The aroma was peanut butter and also toffee with some apples. There is a hint of gingerbread. The taste is light orange peels with grass and some toasted bread.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2005
On tap. Deep gold pour with a lasting white head. Fruity aroma with orangey hops. Light caramel and fruit flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9047) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2005
Draft... Clear, amber ale with a creamy, white head. Good retention. Thick, full lacing. Grainy, fruity nose of spent mash and overripe red apple. Spicy hops in the well-balanced flavor. Medium-bodied and silky with light carbonation. Crisp, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2005
Orangish color with a nice looking white head that leaves good lacing down the glass. Subdued hop aroma, not overpowering at all, but very pleasant to sniff; floral and some piney hops. Decent hop taste, bitter and slightly piney, but not over the top at all. As clark said, itís nice to have an IPA that doesnt try to kick your butt. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2005
C02 draught at the brewery, 3/19/05. Orange colored beer, light, chill haze with plenty of white head, well-retained. Aroma of easy-going, goldings or fuggles, not sure (Iím not that good with hops distinctions). It has a low bitterness, fuzzy sort of leafy, earthy, greeness to it, with a touch of light fruitiness. Lovely hops, itís nice to have an IPA that dosent blow you away with bitterness or citrus/pine. Light pale malt tones in the nose as well. Flavor is quite expectedly hoppy, but the characteristics from the nose being the hops flavor again, not bitterness. Fruitiness and light pale malts with a medium body and no wateriness on the end. Soft, sweet and fruity, it does all that it is supposed to do.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Had to wait for this one out of the tap. Took 20 minutes to settle down. Clear golden/amber with white head, fine bubbles. Some hops on the nose, but as nearly as much as I like. Flavor matches my comments for aroma as well, just not enough there in the end. Medium to light heaviness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 20, 2005
tap: Pours a dark brwn 3/4 glass of head before settling and turning a bit lighter. Smells great, a bit doughy and citrusy. Tastes citrusy, with a hint of dough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Tap: amber in color with decent white head. Light hops in the nose. Flavor was very well balanced malt and hops. Easy drinker just lacked in aroma and flavor a tiny bit.


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