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RATINGS: 2150   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Pale golden color with yellow accents. Fruity hop aroma, not overly resinous. Smooth mouthfeel with medium body, nice maltiness balanced by very floral and citrusy hop flavor. Residual resin and spiciness sometimes evident in hop-dominant beers is not present. Excellent example of an American IPA. Not as full flavored as I tend to enjoy, but very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tejas (872) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Nice fluffy creamy head. Some citrus mixed with flowery hops but not over the top on the hops. More like a pale ale than an IPA. A bit of malty flavor too. Some spice is revealed as it warms. Good but there are others on the shelf I’d reach for first. One & done.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2005
I really like this IPA. Nice hop flavor...nothing overboard. Nice white head and crisp flavor.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Not an IPA I would buy. Signature off, Lagunitas nose. Boring and oxidized finish very bland pale ale, not an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkBarnes (375) - Waterville, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2006 March 1, 2005: Just sampled a couple of these on tap at JFK Int’l while waiting to board a delayed flight. Overall, I found this IPA to be very tasty and satisfying -- a NICE effort!

Tried this again on tap at the Blue Tusk in Syracuse, NY -- excellent IPA!

12 oz. bottle on Nov. 15, 2006: This is a VERY tasty and well-balanced IPA. A bit more subdued (i.e., not over-the-top hoppy) like some of the other West Coast varieties, but this is definitely a winner.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2005
This beer poured an orange/brown w/ golden highlights w/ thin head and lacing. The aroma was citrusy and flowery w/ hints of pine. The flavor was all oranges and pine. The mouthfeel was light and carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2466) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 Bottle Pours a clear amber with a very small off white head. Spotty lacing. Aroma is mainly hops. Flowery and piney mostly. Flavor is a nice sharp bitter hopiness, with some full malty flavors imediatley following. Feel is not as thick or full bodied as my favs of the style. After taste is a quite bitter lingering burn. A bit much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2005
On Tap @ Dutch Goose: nice floral and evergreen hop nose; rich, earthy, malty, background well supported by modest hopping; creamy, moderately full bodied mouthfeel; quite drinkable and complex; this would be a great summer fishing day brew, and is my new favorite everyday IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Pours amber with a thin white head and little lacing. Smells really neat like bitter cherries and some hops to the smell as well. Tastes a littler bitter and hoppy moderately bitter/long aftertaste but a fairly unimpressive flavor, lagunitas maximus is better. Palate fairly unimpressive but not bad. Decent IPA but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Bottle poured dark amber with a smallish head and spotty lacing. Aroma was malty with very small aroma of hops. Flavor is more citrus than hops, I could use a bit more hops in this beer but it is good and easy drinking.


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