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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - 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?!?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29473) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madsberg (10308) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 12, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2005 Deep golden in color with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, primarily grapefruit with a toasted malt breadiness. Flavor is bitter upfront,with notes of earthy/grassy hops and a a mellow touch of crystal malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2004
Golden amber in color with an adequate white head. Good hop aroma and bitterness. Not the "hoppiest" I've had, but a decent IPA

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfontain (811) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2004
UPDATED: APR 7, 2004 Not bad, not great. Darker golden color; thin, white head with some lacing down the glass. Nice, strong citrus smell, and floral. Feels crisp and clean. Initial flavor is slightly fruity, with nice hop bitterness at the end. No idea what the description is talking about with this "HOPPIEST brew" business...yeah it's somewhat hoppy, but certainly not one of the hoppiest IPAs in the states.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 4, 2004
Pours a lite amber. Rich caramel notes in the nose. Maybe some EKG dry hops but no American hops for sure. Dry light and piney flavors with a nice hop bite at the end. A good pale but a lot to lite in hops to be a good IPA.


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