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RATINGS: 485   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3709) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Medium amber, nice head. Big citric grapefruit and pine nose, pleasant. Flavor matched, pine resin and grapefruit, with a balancing toasty, at times roasty malt. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sirjohn03 (39) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2005
bottle: amber color, white head that diminishes quickly. A very hoppy aroma. This is a very nice IPA with a strong hop taste from start to finish. The initial taste of the hops is strong and finishes slightly sweet, but dominated by the hops. Never could tell it was 7.8% ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Pours dark amber/red with a two-finger head that doesnít stick around. A bit of lacing. Excellent hop aroma, more floral than citrus and pine, which is odd for an American IPA. The pine and citrus is still there, though. The hops dominate the flavor from start to finish but are backed by a nice malt profile. The flavor has some of the floral qualities of the aroma, making it a bit different from a lot of other IPAs. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2005
On draught at State College 8th Annual Festival. Nice hoppy aroma. Fruity with grapefruit, sugar, resin, orange peel and other citrus. Clear amber gold with foamy off-white lacing head. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth and sweet throughout, nice maltiness and caramel to start. Big hops profile from mid taste through finish and beyond. Floral, bitter yet surprisingly refreshing. After is hoppy and just a bit sweet. Nice beer to end on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Bottle. My first taste of this came at the Penn brewing Microbrew fest, but my palate was destroyed, so I grabbed another bottle at Dís just to make sure that I liked it as much as I originally thought. I did. Nice clear copper color but not much head. Decent lace. Nose is malty along with roasted toasty nose and underlying pineapple. Also some vegetation smell here from the hops. Flavor is immediate bittter into hop flavors and then into the sweet malt, followed by toasted malts... this one actually gets a little sweet. It tastes a lot like the DFH 60 minute IPA with that roasted toasty quality. A little too light in the body for a top notch rating, but a fine beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2005
12oz. bottle. Clear, dark amber color with a medium sized off white head. Nice malty aroma with some citrus hops and a bit of caramel. Mildly sweet malt flavor with some caramel and a good citrus hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Potently hoppy/citrus/grassy nose over a nice amber body. Nice bit of earthy malts hits you first followed by potent grapefruit and lemon flavors followed by a hint of pine and grass. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Draft, Baja Bean Staunton VA. Classic hoppy IPA. Wonderfully hoppy nose with lots of grapefruit citrus and flowery aroma. Full body, decent alcohol heft. Nice balance of hops and citrus flavor-- it "bursts" like most IPAs but is rather smooth and mellow in texture (probably simply a result of its being a draft). Finishes clean-- none of the fuzzy tongue you can get from higher alcohol pales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 12, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 Pours a golden/amber/orange with a nice sea foam head that stuck around and laced the glass. Strong floral and citrus in the aroma. A great IPA, very well balanced which you donít always see with this style. Went really well with the pizza I was having. Would pick this up by the case to have around as a session beer. Does not beat Victorys HopDevil but it gives it a nice run and even though it is similar to other IPAís it has enough going on to help set it apart. Now how come Lancaster Brewing Co wasnít making this one when I was going to college in that town? 8-4-7-4-15 Had this again on tap at the brewery and I re-rated it. The only things I was picking up that were different the 2nd time around was that the citrus Iím picking up is more orange that any other citrus. Also picked up some of those roasted malts some of the other Lancaster beers have. Not as "hoppy" as some other IPAís. But just really tasted and smelled nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1425) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2010 very nice IPA. Had nice hops taste and also very smooth. pine/citrus aftertaste, bitter.

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