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RATINGS: 2338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Pours a hazy orange with a small amount of foamy white head. Aroma is sweet and mild citrus hops. Mouthfeel is a bit light and watery. Flavor a bit dry and slightly bitter and mild hop finish. Overall, just a mediocre ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - DEC 29, 2007
bottle. pours orange gold with one finger white head. subtle aroma - piney hops. taste is a nice solid bitter hop over malt. some floral elements but this one is mostly bitter. refreshing, clean finish. nothing too unique but definitely solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3934) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle: Poured a rusty copper with off white thick head. The aroma is hoppy with yeast. The taste was full of malts and a hoppy gritty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
LiquidLotus (12) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Bomber. Copper in color, thin head that laces slightly. Great balanced nose, lots of hop but the malt is there. Flavor follows accordingly. Quality IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2451) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 12oz bottle. Orange-copper with a sticky orange head. Citrusy and resiny aroma. Quite sweet and malty with a nice balance of grapefruit leaning hops that have a little pine too. Ends bitter and refreshing. Medium body with small bubbles. Very balanced and tasty IPA, just how I like it. (3.7) Rerate: Draught at 99 Bottles. third time that I*ve had this on tap since my initial rating, and every time has been underwhelming. To thin, and the hips just feel a bit castrated. Still not one that I would turn down, but a bit below par for a Norcal IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Poured copper with a small fluffy off white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. There wasn’t as much hop character as in the aroma. Wasn’t bad. Good balance of hops and malt. Some citrus hints.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a honey-golden/amber, moderately effervescent, under a thick, off-white head which holds long and spackle my glass with lace. Floral, piney hops coat the nose along with a suggestion of lemongrass above just a hint of dishwater. A bit bland and mineralish at first, but hops crawl out as it warms (not to the point where I can distinguish one from another of the "43 different" mentioned above, but overall piney, grapefruity and grassy with a touch of pepper to linger.) Not overdone and fairly sessionable. And I am not one to session IPAs.

BTW, glancing 5 ratings below... any low ratings for any beer can be understood by simply reading the ratings!

<font size=-4>Received as a Christmas gift, December, 2007.</font>

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Not bad, but not great. I’d say it is average. Slight spiciness over a floral taste. Medium head with an amber color

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3475) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2007
22 oz from Argonaut in Denver. Pour is a golden - ruby with an off white head. Quite a bit of soft carbonation. Aroma of some pine and resin hops. Taste is nice, good bitterness throughout, and a distinctive citrus sour thing going on in the finish. Nice IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DietPepsican (1526) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Poured a hazy gold with little head. malts and oak dominate the nose. Taste is similar with a bit of flowery hops. A bit too sweet. Finishes a bit syrupy. This bottle is obviously over the hill for the hops to stand out.


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