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RATINGS: 2533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 you’re on.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2008
12 oz bottle, pours a clear copper color with minimal head. Aroma is very intense and hoppy with a distinct fresh floral quality. Taste is overwhelmingly bitter as advertised but is also balanced out by a bit of sweetness. Palate is kind of rough given the bitterness but is very satisfying. Good option.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Huge ass hop flavor, though not nearly as much so as my beloved Maximus. Nice copper colored pour with a decent white head that sticks around and a nice bitter hop conclusion. Solid amount of malt in the finish that stays out of the way enough to keep me happy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, hops, flowers and fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
walkerrosewood (8) - , New York, USA - NOV 21, 2008 does not count
Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. First time I was a bit shaky, it made a huge head that ran over the glass. After that smoother pours resulted in a medium head. VERY hoppy. Label says "suicidally hoppy." I’m really more of a dark beer drinker, but I thought I liked hops. This beer is too much though. All I can taste is the hops. Doesn’t sit well in my stomach. It would probably rate really high among IPA lovers, but stout drinkers approach with caution!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a small to medium sized white head. Ample aromas of hops and citrus with a hint of pine, and a soft undercurrent of malt. Hops come right out in the mouth mellowing for a moment, and then slowly fading into a mildly bitter finish. I find myself going to this beer quite often as a casual IPA that is very approachable, and very affordable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2008
pours a copper colour with a large off white head. Aroma was wicked grapefruit and white grape juice as well as light floral tones. Flavour is citrusy hop, some caramel malt body through the back end, a nice clean bitter finish. Excellent IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2008
12 ounce bottle courtesy of ucusty. Thanks! Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head, average retention and great lacing. Sweet floral hop aroma. Taste is citrus and leafy hops with some sweet malts. Medium body.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Crushed with Honkeybra. Lots of awesome floral hops on the nose. Gave way to...nothing. This is the Calista Flockhart of ipa’s: probably smells and looks nice, but absolutely no body whatsoever. Flavor is severely lacking in anything related to a ipa.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HonkeyBra (4034) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Crushed with TheDude at Budde’s pizza in Galesburg, IL. Looks nice, golden with some hops. Smells really nice, beautiful floral hops. However, this beer has no body. Just hops and Very disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsogr (5) - , Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2008 does not count
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Light amber, clear. Hoppy, light fruit aroma. Nice hoppy flavor and dry finish. Liked it a lot.


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