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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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With about 6.0% ABV, this one will surely warm the olí gullet during a cold central Texas winter - both days! Our India Pale Ale (IPA) is light in color and strong in hop character. Dry hopping with Cascade hops, gives this winter favorite a delicious citrus note reminiscent of a Texas Ruby Red. Yes, itís warming but you donít need to be huddled around the furnace to enjoy this one! IPA fans really love this ale during a beautiful Texas winter on the porch or indoors. Available December - April.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5642) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 Location: Draft at Ginger Man- Austin, 2/17/12

Aroma: It has a fairly subtle aroma of light malts, plus some citrus and floral hops
Appearance: The pour is a clear orange color, with a small white head, and medium lacing
Flavor: The taste is fairly balanced, citrus/caramel sweetness, some fairly bitter hop flavors
Palate: The body is light-medium, it rounds out nicely, is decently smooth, and quite dry on the end palate
Overall Impression: I found this one to be a solid IPA with a better taste then aroma. It wasnít a spectacular example of the style, but it was solid enough...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3330) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2011
On tap at the Gingerman in West U. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Piney hop aromas. A real nice IPA with good balance. Pine and citrus hop notes kept in check by a sturdy caramel malt backbone. Impressive...

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tabednar (139) - - AUG 27, 2011
8.27.2011 - Gingerman, Houston, TX On Tap Wonderfully flavorful IPA with a lasting taste that stays with you...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2011
On tap, golden amber with no foam In a jelly glass, aroma of floral and citrus, flavor is more citrus, strawberry, well blended malt, finish is nice also

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2544) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Draft. Pretty clear, dark golden-amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma, a little faint for the style, of pine, caramel, citrus and bread. The taste is malty with a nice moderate bitterness. Medium bodied. Somewhat mild, but a more than acceptable IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On tap at the Highball in Austin. Out of season, apparently. Amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is a little citrus, grain, and a little bread. Taste is earthy, bitter, a faint amount of fruit, and a little grass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap - Vickery Park in Plano. Deep golden orange color with a decent amount of white head. Smells delicious - lots of citrus hops with some pine and bready malt as well. Slightly sweet flavor with a malt backbone that keeps the bitterness at bay. One of my favorite Texas brewed IPAs.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2011
On tap. Pours a deep, clear gold with white head. Aroma of malt and pine. Flavor is lightly sweet and similar to aroma. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Overall, good stuff!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (6287) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer/Addison. Amber brew with an inviting visual. Super hoppy with a sharp metallic bite at the finish. Doesnít seem as well balanced as it could be, unfortunately, Iím sure thereís a pile of quality ingredients in this ... (#4038, 12/14/2010)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (4302) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Tap at Ginger Man Austin. Clear to hazy golden pour. Slight white head. Aroma of soft hops. Gentle floral notes that touch on lighter senses. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is easy-drinking hops with light citrus hops. Lemony flavor. Finishes slightly watery with some bitterness. Not too bad.


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