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RATINGS: 2337   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1657) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Hazy pour with some milky bubbles that cling to the edges and occupy a few partial, random spaces on the surface. Orange, glowing. Aroma suggests moss, scotch oak, wildflowers, and blonde brownie. With a lacing of butterscotch. A faint hint of strawberries with cream. Tastes more of a mild soap than a crushing weight of bitterness. Only minor undercurrents of resinous syrups and crushed flowers. Bitter citrus rind leaps out a little, with a slighter hint of red pepper and grapefruit. It packs some intensity, but it still retains that cleaning product polish that cripples the impact. Alcohol resonates with a dark, hollow tone at the finish. Bitterness is slow to finally arrive after swallowing. Despite its qualities this is easy to recognize as California to the core, though a morose, cold-weather example.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours clear amber color with foamy off white head. Aroma of floral hops. Taste of grapefruit and with bitter after taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Bottle. 12 fl. oz. Clear, amber color with sudsy, white head. Piney, grapefruit aroma. Dry mouthfeel. Flavor is pretty much bitter hops all the way with just a hint of caramel malt showing through. This beer is very hoppy as any good IPA should be, but it lacks complexity. Still, pretty good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2096) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 24, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2010 12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Pours bright pale copper with lasting flat white head. Mild aroma of fresh hops. Well balanced flavor starts malty, with some fruitiness, and finishes dry and clean with hoppy bitterness and without much bite. The focus is on balance here. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Copper with smaller head. Piney, floral hop aroma with touches of barnyard grass and a quiet malt scent. There was a nice taste of hops, with a floral spice, cirtus touch and lightly roasted malts, woody and grassy flavors. Decent, but not outstanding. Typical IPA

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2007
A decent IPA. Aroma and Appearance are typical of an IPA. Palate is medium; maybe a tad watery. Overall very sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrhammonds (29) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Beautiful orange/amber pour with a nice thin white head. Aroma isn’t much to write home about--some citrus hops, but faint. Flavor is exceptionally smooth, balanced, and mild. I was expecting more pronounced hops throughout. Malt is nice--but very simple. Finish is not as bitter as most IPAs. Overall, quite drinkable and smooth, but not an IPA exemplar.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours a light amber color with a thin soapy head. Mild grapefruit hop aroma. Palate not very lively. Decent grapefruit hop kick to start with a little tingling hop finish. The hop character overall could be cleaner, but not a bad brew at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (3396) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Fairly typical but good IPA. fruit and hops aroma. roasted malt taste. long dry bitter finish. K - 5.5

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2007
how can something be a unique version of an ancient style when the style of IPA isnt ancient. thats what i want to know. good beer, bad commercial description. when i think of ancient i think of myans.


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