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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Our IPA has an Intense hop aroma and strong malt body, followed by a smooth clean finish. Pacific Northwest malted barley with hops from the fields of Yakima have come together to create this IPA that is very hoppy but very balanced with complex malt flavors. The IPA is best served cool, not ice cold so as not to subdue the hop aroma. The perfect beer for any day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5830) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Pours almost auburn with a thin oily looking head. Has some grapefruit in the aroma, pretty strongly Cascade aroma. Some bitter grapefruit flavors accompanied by some toasty caramel malts. Not as bitter as I would have expected from the aroma, but good nonetheless. A nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4918) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2007
(Bottle) Purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle on October 20, 2007. Pours a medium, white head with a deep orange body. Nose is grapefruit and balanced with decent malts. The flavour is somewhat subdued compared to the Pale Ale, its not quite as citrus and perhaps has more malt than I am used to for an IPA. A IIPA perhaps but I would have figured these recipes are reversed. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Pours a clear copper with white head and decent lacing. The aroma is full with a load of grapefruit hops backed up by sweet malts, caramelized malts and mildly bready. The flavor begins with a quick burst of sweet malts that only lasts a moment before grapefruit hop bitterness overwhelms the palate with pure hop bitterness. Soon the roasty and mildly caramel malts return but are the turned back and out numbered by the grapefruit hop bitterness. Solid no nonsense IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Thanks Dave! New state rating also. Reddish/rust amber colored body with a small off white head. Leaves a layer of sudsy bubbles and minimal lacing. Nose is terrific - spicy citrus hops, grapefruit, lemons, pine cones, sweet caramel malts. Fore is caramel malt, tons of juicy hops, citrus, pine, grapefruit. Tastes really good also. Medium bodied, semi oily palate but not as much as some IPAs. Bitter finish, backed up by sweet malts. Really good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Pint at Moon Time on my visit to CdA. Solid example of an American IPA. Not in your face by any means, but defined by balance and a fair amount of bittering hops and flavor. Many earthy characteristics, with a slight grapefruit zing hiding in the finish. This met my expectations and fulfilled my mid-afternoon hop craving. Cheers to my first Laughing Dog brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2007
12 oz. bottle: Clear amber pour with a sturdy cap. The aroma is fantastic. An initial wave of c-hops rises from the glass, followed closely by loads of honey, caramel and butterscotch. Very sweet and seductive. A nice rindy bitterness hangs over the caramel-laden body. Notes of sweet bread, toffee and white sugar are balanced by bitter orange and grapefruit. The extreme balance is hard to find in the style - nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/13/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, GABF

clear dark gold, frothy beige head, big citrus hop aroma on sweet crystal malt, lots of sweet crystal malt to provide a base for the liquid hops, light balancing bitterness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Bottle shared by boboski: Transparent copper orange with a thin ring of wispy white head. Aroma of slightly soapy grapefruity hops with a touch of pale malt. Body has a mild sweetness with a lot of earthy bittering hops toward a grapefruity drier crisp bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2007
On tap at Bittercreek Alehouse in Boise. Slightly cloudy copper-orange with a thin soapy white head. Little bit of an alcoholic floral grapefruit hop aroma with some sweetness. Finish had a fresh grapefruity taste, but was subdued overall and never really let loose on my taste buds. Decent hop start, but never really followed through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 Bottle from Bottleworks in Seattle, WA. Pours a clear amber with a retentive off white head. Aroma of carmel malts, lots fruity esters, and floral hops. Medium bodied with medium-soft carbonation and British texture. Initial flavor of caramel and toffee malt flavors, somewhat British in character. Very subtle and muted hop bitterness mid palate, with some citrus notes. Finish is semi-dry and herbal with some hints of tea, as well as some slight odd sourness. This makes me think of Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA.

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