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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Brewer favorite! This is our hoppiest beer of our flagships. English hops are used with a dash of American hops creating a wonderful hint of citrus complexity. Complimented by a mild, sweet yet full body with the slightest hint of caramel. A well-balanced IPA. Cheers! ABV: 6.6% IBUís: 62


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 21, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy iced-tea brown with virtually no head. The nose is of fruity malt backed by an earthy hop note. Medium-bodied and slick with a moderately bitter finish. The flavor follows the nose; itís OK, but Iím surprised to see this is considered an IPA. Hop heads shouldnít expect to get their fix with this one.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3182) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2008 4 oz taster at the brewpub. Pour is orangish brown with no head. Aroma of muted caramel biscuit. Taste is english hops, balanced with the english maltiness. Picks up some nice grainy body as it warms. This was a very drinakble beer. Certainly not what I would consider an IPA, but a pleasant hopped English Ale to be certain.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2008
On tap, light poured a reddish color, very little to no head, strong hop aroma, tasted sweet a rather fine ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
cloudy pale amber, no head. aroma of pencil shavings and citrus. a bit fruity in flavor, but not all that hoppy. not very bubbly or hoppy. i was rather disappointed as this is my favorite style. then again, we sampled this from a growler sent through the mail, so this may have affected the beer also.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2008
pint at the brew pub, pours amber with a nice off white head. Citrus hops in the aroma. Flavor is not a hoppy as I had hoped for. Mildly hoppy with a decent amount of maltiness. Nicely balanced. With the aroma it had I was hoping for a hop bomb. Must have been very fresh.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JustinBennett (67) - junction city, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2007
on tap. pours a amber brown color. cloudy. has no distinct smell. taste is bitter spices and herbs. finishes with grapefruit.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2007
On tap. Poured a golden redish color. Aroma of hops is nice. Taste is hoppy but not enough for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7306) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Growler (in trade with ford9719 - thanks Chris). Primarily orange/grapefruit hops with light malt aroma. Medium amber color with small head. Bitter grapefruit/orange hops hit the tongue immediately followed by a very nice malt flavor to finish - I really like that. Moderate carbonation with a nice hoppy aftertaste. Well made plus filled the growler as full as it could be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - JAN 14, 2007
On tap.
Pours a highly hazy orange-amber with thin white head that quickly recedes to little more than a ring around the rim. Aroma is orange-citrus as opposed to the grapefruity citrus of your average American-style IPA, plus a clean, solid hop bitterness and a hint of malt sweetness. Flavor is dried orange and a big dose of sweet malt follwed by a solid wall of high hop bitterness. Solid mouthfeel; palate is disappointingly flat and lifeless but leaves a pleasnt bitter-orange aftertaste. This is one of the best-balanced, best-tasting British-style IPAs Iíve ever had from an American brewery that could have scored quite a bit higher but for its lack of carbonation and consequent flat palate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Oh crap... didnít anyone take a picture of the bottle? Thatís it... my camera goes on all excursions from now on.

Pours a thin whiskey color, headless with thin legs. Low diacetyl over apple & honey with a pale malt presence and a butterscotch annoyance. Sticky & sweet without alot of character.... yet without very much offensiveness, neither.

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