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RATINGS: 2295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This is our unique version of an ancient style. A style as old as the ocean trade routes of the last centuries Great Ships. Not as old as the equator they had to cross twice enroute, nor as old as the 10,000 or so miles of Di-Hydrogen Oxide and Sodium upon which they sailed, but older than the Circulithium-4 Lentloid that binds the Lupulin Quartnate onto your taste buds. Weird. Think about it. Now stop. OK, go again, now stop. Think again, and stop. But we digress. Made with 43 different hops and 65 various malts, this redolent ale will likely float your boat, whatever planet youíre on.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2007 This beer pours nicely out of the bottle a golden straw color. IT has a good amount of bubbles in it. The aroma is good, and smells like the hop flower. Its got that great IPA bitter taste and finishes smooth, literally.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sickassmick (227) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
If you are a hop guy like me, this is an awesome beer. I like it a lot more than the dogtown pale. The initial taste is sweet and the bang of hops is nearly instant and will stick to your mouth for a long time. The head on the beer is decent and stays, although a little thin, throughout. I need to try this one back to back with Sierra Nevada and see which one I like better, I think I like this better. I have to say, to be fair, that iím only an hour from the brewery so Iím sure Iím getting a fresh batch everytime. Iím waiting for a beer that tastes this good to compete with the MBC. The labels these guys make are classic. One of the best beers around and on tap all over the bay area. LOVE

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shackinetics (132) - Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 Pours golden amber, medium off-white head, with decent lacing. Sharp Hoppy aroma, packed with an intensely sharp & bitter (almost acidic) taste. Kind of a watery palate. Great beer, but not balanced enough (too bitter) to be excellent.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Meatwad (26) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Taste: Bitter, oakey taste with some sweetness. Watery pallet. Tastes like Killianís Irish Red. The first taste is good, but the aftertaste is bad. I donít like it. Appearance: No head, no head retention, golden amber color.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. TIny white head on top of a hazy golden orange beer with a little bit of "stuff" floating in it. Floral hoppy nose, similar taste. Nice bit of spice, complicated hops flavors blend nicely. Not a lot of malt, but not overly bitter. Quite drinkable, rather interesting, and one Iíd love to find again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4058) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle. Clear orange-copper with a medium-sized and lasting head. Spicy tea leaf and floral-honey aroma. Initial flavor is earthy-spiced honey and pekoe tea, turns more to a toasted bitter nut and dried wood. Finally finishes with a pleasant woody, earthy, dry cocoa aftertaste. Palate is smooth and nearly medium-bodied with a dry finish. Not your typical West Coast IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6227) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 28, 2007
12 oz. bottle pours a clear amber color. The off white colored head leaves a nice lacing. Smells of mild floral hops. Medium bodied with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Has a sweet cream and caramel flavor with a mildly tart hop taste to finish. Lots of malt flavors. The hops are around but theyíre not the highlight here. dec 2004

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Bottle. Pours a light amber color with a thick head. Aroma is of sweet piney hops. Flavor is hoppy, though not as hoppy as some of their other offerings. Hop lovers canít pass this one over as it hits all the notes of a solid IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dpjuart (1093) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Rated 8/26/07. 12 oz. bottle courtesy of íNaka. Light golden amber w/ small white head. Sweet aroma wit ha bit of hop. Lovce the label. "Mortal combat of malt and hops on you palate." Awesome. Good hop after taste. Great beer. Love to get more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2009 on tap @ papago. rich golden pour with a thin long lasting white head. aromas of caramel, citrus, pine and bubble gum. flavor is orange, grassy, caramel and pine without being overly sweet or hoppy. finishes dry and piney. it lingers for a while. medium body and carbonation. almost a nice sessionable ipa.... the sugar would get a bit annoying after a while...7/3/7/3/15/3.5


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