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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
naanerd (2) - lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2013 does not count
Decent flavor with citrus undertones. Refreshing with a slight dry after effect. Good hops.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. clear medium amber color. Citrusy hop initial flavor. Good head. malty palate. citrusy aroma. Smooth!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (925) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 9, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured amber with a thin white head. Aroma is mostly malty sweet but some hops come trough. Taste is also sweet and while some hops come trough it is a bit too sweet for an IPA, donít get me wrong it is not bad but I was expecting a bit more hoppiness from a "HOP HOG"; however it does have a nice and very drinkable taste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (689) - Delaware, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Superb, earthy amber/brown color with a few particles and foamy head/lacing. Aroma a bit overpowered by candied malt, but there is also some hop in there too. I also got malt first and foremost on the taste. Comes off more like a hoppy Bock than an IPA. Smooth, but a little thin/flat. It is not bad, but there are definitely better IPAs out there.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (4100) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber with thin, creamy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus hops, cereal and cookie malts, light pear, lemon, and faint woody notes. Flavor is sweet malt forward with good supporting floral hops and light fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10531) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is earthy, spicy and pine hops with biscuit malt and fruity esters. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, supporting malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lightrider (313) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a haze light brown with a nice head. Aroma is more malt than hop, an ipa needs more hop. Taste is a light hop with a malt back. Finish is mots like Lager. Over all I like this beer but its not an ipa.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle. Second disappointment from Lancaster tonight. I like hoppy beers, but this left me unsatisfied with brief and underwhelming flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/09/2012. 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. A: Pours a reddish copper color with middling clarity. Nice head on this one, a two finger light mocha shade with good retention and texture. Lacing is merely decent. S: Wow this is fruity. Dark fruits lead the charge followed by caramel, toffee, marzipan, and hazelnut. Almost no hops to be found here - this IS an IPA weíre talking about here, right? T: This seems to be a rather sweet concoction, with a lot of toasted caramel maltiness and a fruity undercurrent. To find the hops, one has to REALLY concentrate to find a very light piny finish - but holy hell, the hops are really put on the backburner here. Itís right on the edge of being overly sweet, too. A decent enough strong ale, but I have to take off a few points for failing as an IPA. M: A little dense in terms of body - since itís so malty, thatís fairly easy for me to forgive. One of the few ways I can detect this brewís hop profile is through its finishing astringency. On the plus side, it provides enough dryness to slightly subdue some of the rampant sweetness. Carbonation fits the flavor profile well enough by being fairly low. O: If Lancaster had called this an imperial amber ale, I would have forgiven its sweetness and nearly nonexistent hoppiness. But since itís an IPA, itís lucky to get average marks nearly across the board. Good to try, but I wonít revisit.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LetsGoState (653) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Aroma is a sweet yet earthy hop. Taste is a little weaker for an IPA, but still has a nice flavor and bitterness. Overall pretty well balanced.


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