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RATINGS: 2055   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Bottle. Pours a golden copper with nice white head. Decent grapefruity hop aroma with malts present, tho it didn’t seem as assertive as I would have liked. Medium to light bodied mouthfeel, and a hoppy flavor and medium bitter bite. Finishes fairly crisp. Good drinkable IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cathcacr (630) - Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 A particularly well-done IPA that lives up to this IPA Hound’s standards. Satisfies more than any IPA I’ve had besides Stone’s. Heavy pine aroma. Great head retention. Flavor very nicely parallels the aroma. Rich, crisp, comes off very fresh. Missing a certain balance I can’t quite place that is met by the Stone IPA, my personal standard. Still, it’s some top-notch stuff, well above the 4/5 IPA mainstream.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Bottle. Slightly murky light copper color with good head and lacing. Good earthy and citrus hop aroma. Earth and citrus with a little pine and some piny notes. There is a nice lingering bitterness. Smooth and refreshing. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2005 Strong hop aroma with mild citrus notes. pours honey orange. My bottle was swamped with yeast residue. Appropriate mouthfeel for the style. Well managed hops at 45.6 IBU, but I think my bottle was too old cause it just tasted unfresh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2005
Couleur orangée pale allant vers le cuivrée, bonne formation de mousse initiale disparaissant rapidement. Arômes de malt biscuit, de beurre, de faible caramel et de timide houblon entre le floral et l’agrume. Faible présence de diacety, s’amplifiant avec le temps et devenant légèrement inapproprié pour le style dans cette proportion. Court en bouche, malt biscuit suivi d’une faible attaque de houblon faisant vaguement allusion au citron et aux concombres verts. Corps semi mince, fine carbonatation présente. Le manque de complexité en d’intensité du houblon en fait un breuvage relativement simple et unidimensionnel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2005
Bottle. Dark charneol colour. Mandarin, hoppy nose. Big body. Thorough hop dryness. Very well balanced. Fresh hops cover the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2005
12oz. Hazy golden with an orange tinge. Thick white head. Fair amount of hops in the aroma, citrus, orange, some bread aromas. Body is medium and crisp. Bitterness in back of throat. Medium hop flavor. Well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Pretty good IPA. Good Citrus and Graitfruit hops however the beer is one dimensional throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - APR 24, 2005
pours an orange copper color with a fairly lasting head. Not nearly as aggressive a hop character as the bottle proclaims. Hop flavor is slightly piney crisp. Mildly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2006 Fairly mild and non-aggressive of an IPA, this ale pours an orange-copper body with a sudsy, well retained head. The aroma is hops, predominantly pine with some grassiness and a smattering of orange. It’s well balanced, the malt half of the equation being mild and caramelly. Mildly bitter finish. More of a session APA than an IPA, really.

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