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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Real India Pale Ale (IPA), as it was first brewed in the days of the British Empire, was not the carefully filtered brew that we call IPA beer today. The first IPAs were unfiltered and featured extra hops and higher strength as a preservative for the long trip from England to the colony of India. Our Traditional IPA ale is naturally carbonated, dry-hopped & unfiltered like the old days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Bottle delivered via courier straight and fresh from the brewery. Golden and clear with a white head. Gentle hoppy fruity aroma. Flavor is fresh with hops, and has a dry malt flavor. Nice lingering hops. This beer IMO is only good when fresh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3436) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Almost more malts in the nose than hops. Not sure which kind of hops, but this is certainly a non-west coast IPA. Copper amber color with a small quickly dissipating off-white head. Thin to start with some caramel roasted malts in the middle finishing rather hoppy and bitter. Not too shabby, but nothing special either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2004
Golden amber color, off white head. Aroma of some spicy hops, but not many, and some sweet pale malts. Flavor was a bit fruity, malty, with hops as a total afterthought. Slightly dry, light bitterness, lighter bodied. Needs some work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2828) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Bottle,from Julio’s. Good nose, Citrus mainly, orange,grapefruit, lemon,lime. Little toffee too. Clean orangy yellow color. Small head, left ring around edge of glass. Bitter sweet flavors, same as aroma. Quick bitter bite, then some sweetness. Thin body, kinda creamy. bitterdry finish. Tasty easy drinkin beer. I remember when this was one of the hoppiest beers I could find.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Clear golden beer with a foamy off-white head. Pilsner malt and sweet fruit in the aroma and absolutely no hops!! Sweet and somewhat sugary flavor. More like a sweet pilsener than an IPA. Where the hell is the hops?!?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2004
An orange beer with a small white disappearing head. The aroma is sour and slightly hoppy. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and a sticky mouthfeel. This reminds me of a pilsener, not at all of an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2004
Bottled: Golden coloured. White medium sized head. Malty and light hoppy aroma. Nothing special. Flavour is hoppy as a good pilsener, but not nearly as hoppy as other examples of the style. Is dry and light bitter in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Bottle: Pours to an amber color with a medium off white head that fades to a small lace. Aroma has many notes from the hops - citrus, grapefruit, pine - and some toasted bread from the malt. Flavor is quickly hoppy (though not the hoppiest), biting, and bitter, then mellows out into a light mildly sweet malt flavor with just a touch of grass and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2004
I got a sixer of this while I was in st johnsburg,VT this weekend.Got in line to get into Coventry.Had one out of the bottle and was like what the heck is this hoppiest in the states crap!Now I am home and have poured one into a trappist glass and Im thinking this is like a slightly hoppier Harpoon.Pretty decent stuff.Hoppy,very hoppy my ass.Good EIPA though.I think I like this better than Harpoon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2004
Nice amber color,small off white head that had a decent hangtime then faded to a small lace.The aroma was Hoppy and grapefruit with a faint pine hint and a somewhat sweet side coming through as well.Nice mild malt with a good hop presence some grapefruit and all in a nice light flavor that makes this brew fairly easy to drink without the usual heavy bitterness that some can have.Nicely done and well worth trying again.Thanks go to Oldgrowth for sending this bottle my way.

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