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RATINGS: 489   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This formidable India Pale Ale has a hop aroma that demands attention. The bold, citrus hop flavor is balanced by a dry malt character making this refreshing ale a true classic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2005
pours an amber color very clean w/ a nice white head well laced some carb. Big heavy hop aroma hints of oranges and light carmel. Well carbonated good body lightly creamy. A very orange and grass hop front lightly malty very smooth. Almsot IIPA like.. very good. Thanks to Matt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2013 Bottle, 8/20/2013, Rerated. Dark and murky orange with a well cushioned top. Not much of an aroma makes it through the foam. This drinks with an earthy hoppiness that leans towards the British tradition more than the American. Well bodied and quite well balanced. <<Original rating from 9/11/2005, when I was more liberal: Draft at KClingers. Dark, but bright orange, with a thin cover. Nice grapefruity nose. Full-up citric flavors, fully perfumed and entertaining. Outstanding.>>

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1461) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2005
The commercial description fits as it is well balanced. Nice use of malt to brace up for the hops. 40 IBUs, eh? Sure are well placed as Iíve had hoppier that didnít convey the message nearly as well. Thank god for Doug and his traveling and thoughtful ways.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2005
draft at macgradyís, a deep dark brown, probably the darkest standard IPA i have ever seen, capped off with a creamy white head. the aroma was thick with malts(?) mixing with sweet grassy hops . flavors were alot of citrus up front, backed up by a solid malt backbone, and followed by a bitter hoppy tail. if it werent for the bitterness on the end, i would have thought this was more of an IIPA than a single. an excellent beer, especially for someone trying to get into the more hoppy styles.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - SEP 7, 2005
a joy to pour. deep amber color with a large bubbled off white head. sweet smell with hints of fruit.very smoot palate with a good deal of hops. lingering aftertaste of hops. great beer to eat strong food with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Pours copper orange with full off-white head. I could smell the citrus, floral aroma during the pour and before I ever got close. Flavor is very diferent from aroma. Solid hops with just a hint of floral in the swallow. Creamy mouthfeel that coats the tongue. Finishes with a lasting sweet touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (1057) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2005
On draft. Pours a deep copper with two fingers of bone white head. This beer reeks of pines. Malty, hoppy and full of character. Terrific mouthfeel. Wow, 7.8%? Definitely well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Big citrus hop aroma with a touch of floral and fuit notes as well. Extremely aromatic beer. Cloudy tea color with a firm thumb thick head. Odd, the flavor in now way matches the intensity of the aroma. Malty and almost spicy but zilch hop bitterness. Almost has a Barley Wine/IPA cross feel to it. Very different take on an IPA. Thanks Slob for this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cazort (559) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Extraordinarily unusual aroma. Very fruity hops. On tap, was still a bit skunky (why?). Extremely hoppy, but not very bitter. Malt flavour present, but overpowered by hops. I would not call this an IPA because it is too fruity, not dry enough, and not bitter enough. This beer stands out in a category of its own--it doesnít taste at all like anything else Iíve had, and itís original enough to define its own style. However, it is not exactly a balanced brew, and its flavour is a bit coarse and leaves something to be desired. This is a curious brew which I would recommend everyone to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6723) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2011 This is an ok brewer whose products I have had a number of times, but this was the first time I have tried this one. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy medium brown color with a large tan head. The aroma was strong fruity hops. The flavor is also strong fruity hops with a moderately thick malty undertone and some light caramel notes. The finish is dry and hoppy. Not a bad offering.

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