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RATINGS: 2147   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Inbetween IPA and APA. Touch above average. 43 different hops and 65 various malts hodgepodge they claim creates slightly unique, bland, earthy bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 Bomber. Slightly hazy amber/orange with a frothy white head. Aroma of citrus and piney hops, some floral as well, with a trace of soapiness. Flavor of caramel malt, grapefruit hops with some woodiness. Hoppy bitter finish, but not overpowering. Medium palate. 12 oz version seems more subdued and streamlined.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Perfect amber in color. Slightly hazy. Filmy white long-lasting head. Mild pine scent. Nice IPA aftertaste - a pleasant hoppiness. Not overly mild or bitter - well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Hazy amber with an enduring off white head, nice lace, and some floaties. Honey, toffee, and light citrus aromas. Medium body, faintly resinous, light carbonation. Light sweet malty base supports a refreshing piney and bitter orange hop character. Dry, lightly bitter finish of medium duration.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Clear orange/light amber color with floaties (looks like part of the yeast cake from the bottom). Lingering white head. Aroma is sweet grapefruit, floral, and crsip pine. Flavor is very much like the aroma and finishes with a nice bitterness that isn’t overpowering. Medium to full palate - mouthfeel has some weight to it, but isn’t too heavy at all. This is a very good IPA in all aspects. 12 oz bottle, $1.35 from River’s Bend.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3467) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2006
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Deep copper pour with a thick and foamy tan head. Aroma isn’t as hoppy as I expected it to be, but still had a decent mix of floral and bitterness. The flavor is very peppery and hoppy, but not too overpowering, with a smooth maltiness that takes over the middle of the beer and a slightly bitter hop finish. Aftertaste is quite bitter, floral, hoppy, and has some citrus even. Very nice and smooth IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Bottle: Pours a light amber color with a very small head that neither stuck around, nor stuck to the glass. Smells very earthy in the nose... Maybe hints of an orange. The hops are not over the top, just bitter enough in the taste. The rest of the taste is of soft orange, or some other citrus. Very earthy feel to this one.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3002) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2006
(Bottle at home) Pours a bit hazy light amber with a small white head. Oily, spicy hop aroma. Sweet barley. Ripe fruits and raisins. Taste: pretty sharp bitterness with a menthol-ish endig. Not as sweet as the smell. Pine/grapy hop flavor. Citrus peels. Special and wierd. Small to medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sirsirus (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2006
A solid IPA, reddish amber colour, medium bitterness, flavor and aroma are strong of grapefruit, high carbonation, and fairly light body, overall has a sweet but still noticibly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Aromas of light citrus, almost metallic pine, floral notes with a bit of caramel malt and some cola like yeast notes. Amber orange in color with a tall, white head that thins. Flavor is a bit less than I was expecting. It starts out with a metallic/mineral twang. Then there is a bit of floral pine in the finish. As it warms up, the malty caramel starts to grow. Body is fairly light and carbonation is high.


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