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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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India Pale Ales, or IPA’s, were brewed for British soldiers stationed in India. These ales needed to higher in alcohol and hoppier than normal to survive the long journey, and ours is no exception. Brewed with Belgian and German malts and dry hopped with loads of Cascades, our version honors our friend who had his own grueling journey involving a boat and cold water!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7099) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2008
From a growler at DLD.. I’m going to guess that Mike brought it. Poured clear, medium golden with a nice cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweeter pale malts with rising cat pee bitterness as it breathed.. quite well balanced. The flavor focused on the hop blend (pine, grapefruit, and cat pee) with sufficient pale and caramel malt sweetness to back it up.. finished bitter and quite refreshing. Sweet, spicy, and bitter notes formed a good contrast on the palate with more fragrant spicy notes on the back.. I really liked this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Cloudy golden pour. Kind of a weak IPA as IPAs go with a lemon hint on the tastebuds. A bit dry and slightly overcarbonated.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Yellow, small white head. Light citrus hop, some malt. Flavor is grainy, citrus hops, bubblegum, wheat, banana. Med body, medium carb. Nice standard IPA, maybe more hops would help this one out.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6343) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2007
On tap at the Livery. This blond ale poured with a short off-white head. There is a moderately hoppy flavor with a carbonated malt finish. The flavor is a bit thin, but still quite drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/28/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

opaque dark yellow, fine white head, citrus hop aroma with a touch of sweetness, big grapefruit flavor, long bitter finish that grows and grows,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Draft @ the brewery and from a growler a day later......Color is a nice, slightly hazy gold-orange with a small-med white head. Aroma is dominated by grapefruit hops with some light floral and malt smells. Flavor is a smooth and tingly with a nice grapefruit hop flavor and a subtle malt finish. Not over the top, but a good summer IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Anniversary Trip 2007

5/17/2007: Cloudy golden color with no head or crown. Clover and citrus in the semi-sweet aroma. Dry-hopped. Flavor has lots of grapefruit. Moderate bitterness that has some floral notes to it. Tofee and toasted malt underneath. Some oil hopiness as well. Dry finish. Medium-light to medium body. Fine, mild carbonation. Very good! Now we are getting somewhere...

Draught sample (6.5% ABV) at The Livery in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a touch of dry hop haze. Topped with a sticky snow white head. Aromas of Fruit Stripe gum with loads of tangerine and tropical type fruit. The flavor left a lot to be desired in my opinion. The flavor was very light and even a bit soapy. Very light palate. Started big for not real finish here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Tap: 4-28-06. Golden with white rocky head that lasts the whole beer, great lacing. Aroma is all c-hop citrus, not much for malt as far as aroma. Flavor is much the same big citrus kick up front with some pine through the middle. Malt shows up a little more, just seems a tad unbalanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2006
On tap at the brewery. Hazy copper orange with no head. Nose is lots of grapefruity. The taste is sweet and reminds me of a tart candy that the name has lost me for now. Really this is pretty good stuff.


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