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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2005 Bottle: Clear deep amber with ruby hues and a large beige head that quickly dies to a medium ring around the outside of the glass. Aroma is fresh citrus & dry grassy hops with nice toffee, biscuit, caramel, and earthy malt as well. In fact thereís a hint of sweet berries as it warms. Taste is medium bitter citrus, grass, and light pine hops at first, but so much that your palate is overwhelmed. Malt flavors of caramel and toffee (though not as much as you would expect with an English version of this style). Medium bodied, light to moderate carbonation, slick mouthfeel. This beer really strikes a great balance of hops and malt, and is a great example of making the most of hops flavors without going over the top (only 40IBUs).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Shipped to me by BA pezoids as part of BIF 20, the 12 oz. brown bottle yielded a deep copper-orange colored clear beer with an inch thick foamy head. The smell was rather mild for an IPA, with a mix of biscuit like caramel malt, and piney-grassy-herbal hops. The taste was nicely balanced for the style but tipped the scales more in favor of a citric and peppery hoppyness, over crisp graham cracker like malt. Mouthfeel was soft and sticky, which allowed the hop oils to linger that much longer over the tongue. The aftertaste was that of fading peppery hops. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Well, I didnít have high expectations of this beer, which means I severely underestimated it. Deep, cloudy amber to copper color with a fluffy off-white head. Nice fresh Cascade aroma with toffee-ish malts in the background. Well balanced flavor profile with the hops tempered well by the substantial toffee and caramel malt flavors. Reminded me of Arrogant Bastard in itís balance and complexity. This is a very nice beer from a very unexpected source. Canít wait to try some of the rest of their line when Iím up that way in a few weeks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Saprkling clear dark amber with a nice rocky light manila head. The aroma is quite floral with light citrus and pine in the background. The flavor is pretty nice. Good balance between the malts and the hops. Not overly the top bitter, decent sweet firm malt backbone that carries it through until the end. Soft palate that is only lightly hoppy gritty. Best beer I have had from this brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerdude (1) - USA - JUN 9, 2005 does not count
Wow! What a great IPA. Nice thick head, big floral aroma, big hop flavor supported by a malty backbone. A well crafted beer with wonderful balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
GrandpaSteve (10) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2005 Update - The case I got this weekend (7/22/05) tasetes nasty - there is a sour undertone and after tase - reminicent of BO or sweat socks. I rated this very high on my first rating, but there has to be consitency for a real winner. I had to downgrade aroma, appearance and overall. (Start original rating here)The hop aroma and flavor is like DFH 90. The soft mouth feel, drinkability and malt profile is as if it were blended with cask conditioned Hop Devil. It blends the best of both of these IPAs. Sorry Victory - I think this is what Hop Wallop should have been. Iím Loviní it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Clean and clear deep amber with off-white head. Hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. tastes hoppy and fuity. Nice beer, but I think it could be improved with the lack of hop-aftertaste. Otherwise, this is good stuff. Would recommend and buy again in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Hoppy fruity aroma. Dark amber, whitish head. Piney taste. A solid hop punch. Pretty balanced overall. Solid IPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 Deep clear amber with a dense off-white head. Wow, very pungent piney resinous hop aroma ; similar to DFH 90 Minute IPA. Flavor is expectedly hoppy with notes of grapefruit, citrus, pine, resin and a little caramel and toastiness. I may be nuts, but I also picked up a hint of tropical fruits too. Moderately sweet. Bitter and slightly soapy and metallic aftertaste. Flavor starts off strong but ends a little bland, could use more malty body and sweetness IMO. Medium body and smooth texture but a little thinner than I expected. Moderate carbonation. Lacing hangs on the glass in thick sheets, good head retention. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Excellent IPA entry by LBC. Citrus, citrus, and more citrus...and, oh, a bit of pine as well. Nice malt undertones give the hops a bit of sweetness on the finish. Bottom line, this is a delicious IPA that I will buy whenever it is available.

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