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RATINGS: 2297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - DEC 23, 2005
There is a nice earthy aroma and the color is amber with a light tan head. The taste starts of with a malty sweetness and quickly finishes with a strong hop flavor.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2005 A "REAL" Winner! When someone tells me a particular beer is a regular award winner, I am instantly skeptical and unconsciously think I will already dislike it, as if to say - award winner hah! well we’ll see about that... But this multiple award-winning IPA is truly a winner in my book. On tap at the "Sweet Spot" bar in Santa Rosa, CA. pours a beautiful yellow gold with saffron highlights. its frothy beige head goes the distance kept company by the ubiquitous chunky lacing. the aroma can only be described as "berry delight" or "fruity tooty". rasberries, strawberries, grapefruit, cherries. there all there. pine hops and toasted malts hide out in the background and assuage the strong citrus bellowings. tastes of light hops, (corresponds to the slightly bitter taste), sweet malts, grapefruit, and dough. finishes crisp and more solidly bitter. light mouthfeel. Refreshing!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Poured a clear effervescent amber iwth a large creamy/frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine hops and a touch of caramel. Taste is fairly mild but clean pine and floral hops, some brown sugar sweetness and a dry finish backed by a bit of toffee. Easy-drinking, straight-forward, run-of-the-mill IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Pours copper with a white head and lots of floaties. Smells of citrus, pine, yogurt, wildflowers. Tastes of citrus with some mellow wildflower notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 19, 2005
deep amber with a white head. gamey flavor that is very nice, tastes fresh or homegrown, Earthy. With this the beers palate is a little course and unrefined but the whole product is still fairly good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpointer74 (16) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2005
This is a well balanced brew. I prefer an IPA that’s a little more bitter, but this is an excellent choice for those that prefer a more malty beverage.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2005
Orange beer with a small off white head. Light caramel malty aroma with a citric hoppy fruityness. Sharp hoppy bitterness along a low key malty sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11693) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Bottle. Clear copper color with an average rocky white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Good hoppy citrus aroma. Medium body. Moderate hoppy bitter flavor with an average finish. Good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2005
12oz bottle - Pours amber with a short white head that stays pretty well but doesn’t lace much on the way down.. Aroma is light grapefruit and pine with a fair malt presence as well in the aroma. Flavor is not as hoppy as other west coast IPAs I’ve had. Fairly balanced a nice blend of caramel malts and citrus hops. Palate is smooth and medium bodied. Very drinkable would make a nice session.


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