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RATINGS: 2053   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 youíre on.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fatguys (71) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2005
Reminds me of a watered-down Bells Two Hearted Ale. Somewhat of a floral aroma, but could use more. Lots of complex hop flavor that runs from biting to dry to floral. Well-balanced malts. Iíd never heard of this beer until I saw a sixer on sale at Safeway. Would buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heatwaves (54) - Santa Ana, California, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Not too bitter for an IPA. It tastes like it has been blended nicely with the malt. The aroma isnít overpowering, but smells like pine needles with a little lemon mixed in. Not the smoothest beers, but personally I favor this to Stone IPA which has a higher rating.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2005
22 oz capped bottle: clear apricot bronze with a thin film of a head that leaves thick, starched white lacing all around the glass. Fresh, grapefruity and piney aroma that isnít as over powering as I may have thought, and offers some fresh strawberry and apple esters as well. Sticky, slightly sour and moderate hop bitterness throughout the palate. Grainy mouth feel. Caramel flavours are an after thought and are missing the normal sweetness. Not one of my favourite IPAs, but pretty decent anyway.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1717) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2006 On tap at the Maple Leaf Grill in Seattle.

Pours a clear but saturated golden with an adequate head.

Palate is somewhat unsatisfying; aroma is fruity, as is the taste; fruit notes overwhelm the bitterness and the malts are are very scantly represented. This one is not as full as many of the better IPA competitors, though certainly pleasent enough to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Pours a nice golden color with a quickly disappearing head. Nice citrusy smell, classic IPA-ish. Taste is smooth with just a touch of hop bitter. Itís a decent IPA thatís worth a try. Not my favorite IPA, but not bad either.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Very fruity aroma, almost candy-like. Hops are very up-front. Pours a lovely golden color, hints of red throughout. Small head. Flavor is also very fruit heavy, with hops to back it up. Very little malt presence, making it a bit unbalanced. This is a bit harsh on the mouth, not like Stone Ruination, but the lack of balance makes it a little rough. Still, a quality IPA. USA v. Honduras! Letís go BLUE!!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Courtesy of Pailhead. Pours light copper with film for head. Aroma is very muted floral/citrus hops. Flavor, also muted, is mostly caramel with a little hop presence in finish. Decent, but lacks in aroma and flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Lightly beige head on a saffron colored body. Smells is of hops, duh, tons of citrus and rosemary, lovely. Tastes, well like an IPA, nice caramel finish on this one though. the finish is extraordinarily clean, it just seems to disappear down your throat, but a mild bitterness lingers. Very easy drinking I must say. Probably the most satisfied I have been with an IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Bottle: Vibrant orange, soft haze, thick foamy white head, beautiful lacing, very low carbonation. † Soft hop nose, noticable sweat (wet grains). † Very pale hop profile, soft, subtle, nice, but not as sturdy as I would have liked. † Somewhat fleeting, mixed with a touch of tobacco leaf. † Moderate to full body and mouthfeel. † Clean finish, fairly light overall but decent.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Copper upon pouring. Thick, off-white head. Aromas of big hops, tons of citrus (grapefruit and pineapple) and some pepper. Tastes full bodied with tons of lupulin and a finishing burst of hops and citrus plus a final black pepper hit on the tonsils. Marvelous.


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