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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Bottle provided by Rich: Coppery hue with aan initial large frothy head which settled and provided a good lace. The aroma has notes of leafy pine and aormatic bitters (hybrid IPA), carmel and bready malts, a touch of vanilla, seasalt and an earthy yeast ester. The taste starts surprisingly mellow with a good balance of bitters and malt. The undertones of mild citric and berry fruits combine with a honeywheat bready nature. The finish is equally smooth and only has a mild leafy aftertaste. The feel is a bit watery and fizzy, refreshing enough. Overall, it is good session type IPA with a nod more towards the British styles. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Deep amber color (darker than the 4 grain) with a thick collar of off-white foam. Aroma is almost entirely Centenniel hops and nothing else. Flavor is defintiely Centenniel hops with a good caramel malt foundation and possibly some tartness from water salt additions. Straightforward, very good, but almost no points for complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAY 15, 2005
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep amber color, with a fast fading, sticky, white head. Aromas are of fresh malts, strawberry donuts, and more strawberries. Flavors are of strawberries, malts, and slight alcohol in the background. Simcoe hops are way off in the background. Alcohol sneaks up on you. Decent IPA overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2005
The aroma really drew me into this beer which I found to be a creamy mix of hops, malts, etc. This is the best that Iíve sampled from Lancaster Brewing (have had Milk Stout, Amish 4 Grain, Strawberry Wheat,). This beer is very well balanced compared to other IPAs Iíve had which tend to have bitter/dry finishes and coppery overtones. This one seems creamy and juicy to me. I love the finish and would definately grab a six pack of this (if I didnít live in the state of 24 packs!).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Clear bronzed orange with a spongey medium sized cap of firm ivory froth. Cap keeps for a good stay, eventually fading to a light skim. Lacing is sporatic in sheeting but sticks well. Aroma is highly bright and citric at first but fades off quickly leading into a leafy, cardboardish, pungent piney staleness. The bright citrus tones were nice when in the forefront but seemingly slipped away as it sat becoming a bit pale and dull. So sad. A mild backing of a toasty malting keeps a bit of stability to it. Flavors are mostly derived of a leafy hoppy texture and tone with a pale cardboard touching every corner of its effort. Little zips and zings of citrus pith souring bitters flip in and out underneath along with some pine oil set along the finish. Overall: toasty and Vienna-like with a mild toned leafy hop profile with just a touch of citrus and pine. Feel is pretty smooth and toastified along the back end, which is a bit of a different twist to the style then Iím used to. Creamy medium body the whole way through with a moderate coating of subdued grainyness. At first smell, I thought I was in for a treat, but that diminished after only a minute or two as its effervescence faded. Then the flavors really didnít spark my interest as an IPA either, it seems more like an amber with a hoppier profile. Not a bad thing really, but the citrusy stuff and clean, crisp bittering hop characters Iíve come to love in an IPA never embraced me in this offering. Perhaps another sampling down the road will fare different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Effervescent bubbly pineappleness thick head, and a nice golden color. This product is, as the previous reviewer noted, reminiscent of Stoudtís Double IPA... itís just not nearly as good. But that is less a commentary on this than the Stoudtís. ($1.20/12oz)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Resin and oil are all over this beer, much more than I would have expected. The hop character is rich, sticky and thick and reminiscent of Stoudtís Double IPA. But as several raters indicate, there is a big rich malt core here to. The finish is bone dry. This is a fine IPA that I will definitely buy again.

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