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RATINGS: 2215   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 you’re on.


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 (7025) - 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 (8031) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Orangy amber pour with a big foamy orange tan head. Lemony piney hop aroma with a hint of roasted malt. Decent citrusy bitterness, with a bit of peppery hop spice, some roasty malts, and a hint of caramel flavor. Palate is medium, dry, resiny, and lightly bitter. Nice and refreshing ipa, but a bit unfocused.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (1995) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 2, 2007
Amber in colour with medium carbonation. Well focused C-hop aromas of lemon, grapefruit, pine, and black pepper, along with an undercurrent of slightly sweet pale malt. Hoppy upfront in the mouth with more of the typical C-hop notes. There’s also some nice green grass and mint character too. A classy Maris Otter type malt element dries out with a long pine finish. Nothing too surprising here, but very well executed. Thanks to presario for the sample.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1152) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 2, 2007
Wow. This is an aweome beer. Thanks to Piscator for the sample. Wish we could get it here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2007
hazy orange with some sediment, nice amount of white foamy head, good hops nose, not overwhelming, but nice, very citrus, crisp body, with a nice balance of malts to combat the strong hop quality, nice session IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindadplus2 (600) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Hazy copper color with a thick, lasting head. Sweet orange citrus and malt aroma. Citrus hops nicely balanced with the malt. Finishes with a hit of piney bitterness. Nice medium body. A pretty straightforward IPA but very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2011 very grassy and resiny hops in this one. very flavorful and zesty on the tongue with a moderate but assertive bitter finish. sweetness in the flavor but it compliments the rest very well, this is a very balanced IPA, bold and nice flavors while still being pretty easy drinking, having a smaller body than something like a SN torpedo. in this case it’s a good thing. as long as you can find it fresh this one is a definite winner


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