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RATINGS: 2151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 you’re on.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3773) - - FEB 18, 2007
orange/amber with a medium sized off-white sudsy head. typical hoppy american ipa aroma. flavor is nicely hopped. finishes with a sweet bready malt. relatively standard, but nice. not overly bitter like some.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2007
12 oz. bottle- color of bright amber, with a froth white head - nose of tar , resin , hopps , malt balanced , and slightly perfumey floral – taste of bright , tar , resin , hopps , grapefruit , and malt - body resiny harsh, and mildly carbonated– aftertaste of resin , tar , grapefruit , and hopps

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 16, 2007
a nice copper color....herbal piney aroma...nice smooth flavor, definitely like most west coast IPAs with its pine and citrus based hop flavors...however, not nearly as potent as many west coast IPAs...i guess you could call this a good session IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1449) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Copper color, from a 12oz bottle, off white head. good citrus taste, however almost a malty mid taste as noticed by others, not really enough citrus puch for me, hence the lower rating, a good beer, but a little too much malt for a higher rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oakbluff (414) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 14, 2007
Poured into a standard pint glass. Appearance is the usual IPA colour, with lots and lots o’ floaties in it. I should have been a little more careful with the pour, but no matter. Good offwhite head retention. Has that typical, but damn tasty west coast citrus/pine punch. I found the finish to be a little too astringent for my tastes. Good malts, medium body with oily hops helping it slide down the pipe. Overall a really solid west coast IPA. I bet this would be a damn fine session brew fresh on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Copper color with a thin white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Nice malty flavor in the middle for balance before a long bitter hop finish. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - FEB 8, 2007
Ubiquitos... 22Oz Burnished gold with some orange highlights. with a medium off white head which settles to a thin film Nose: Grapefruit, some floral notes, nice malt from light caramel to toasty notes... some soft fruits and a little alcohol as the beer warms up Taste: Nicely opens top note of resiny hop bite followed by toasty and slightly honeyed malts with a nicely spicy firm hop flavor... to finish dry with layers of hop flavors Overall: One of the original west coast IPAs. Still very well made has that somewhat elusive quality of being balanced yet hoppy... Seems like Lagunitas is on the wagon with bottle conditioning this IPA

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a copper color with a nice lasting head. Balanced IPA taste. Some pine and citrus can be tasted in here. Nice full mouthfeel. It’s a decent IPA, but nothing spectacular.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6752) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2007
An evening of Superbowl Party and many IPAs! This one was a solid hit, big and bitter, decent malt as well. My pick over Brooklyn brewery, but just behind Winterfish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (7930) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2007
Pale orange/amber with an originally good, yellowish head, slightly irregular. Very grapey, slightly resiny, typical USA-hops nose. I don’t know if it are really 43 kinds, but they’re good. (Quite) a bit of cakey malts, and some orangepeel-oils or mandarinepeel-oils, apart from the terpenes. Ends a bit soapy, in a good way. Dry bitterish taste, superposed on quite a lot of caramelly malts, sweet, but step by step the bitterness of the hopoils overwhelm. It halts just the right side of becoming metallic, but a kind of galvanic sour-e-rish taste is there. The balance is near 100% perfect. Slightly sharp, bit oily slickness, medium bodied. One of the best West Coast IPA’s I’ve ever had, and one of the, if not the best balanced. Big thanks to J. for this unexpected gift!


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