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RATINGS: 1151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hoppy full bodied beer, crisp and clean. Made with generous amounts of Columbus, Willamette and Centennial hops.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2003
A very dark pour, with a big white head, and some nice effervescent fruity aromas. Flavor is widely hoppy, not over the top, but very pure and clean tasting, with some nice honey sweetness in the aftertaste. Flavor is fruity and hoppy, with some mellow sweetness and a mouthfeel that is very lively. The finish is slightly bitter, but nicely balanced overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Spicy with a citrusy & grapefruity aroma. Pours a nice neon orange color that is common with this majorly hopped IPAs. Flavor is moderately bitter but without too much balance. Medium bodied and a finish of pine and earth. This was a pretty good beer but a little unbalanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2004 Rich copper color with a good head that dissipates rapidly leaving a fine lacing. Citrusy hops aroma. Tastes of grapefruit and potent hops with a warming alcohol finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Poured very nice with excellent, quickly dimishing head. Dark orange color. Aroma is light hops, not much else. Flavor is moderate hops with good malt balance. Nice bitterness on the swallow. Pretty good, I would drink this again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Dark orange with hints of red. Nice frothy head with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy hops and malt. Not too much citrus. Bitterness with slight malt sweetness. Bitterness is followed by a citrus bite. Body is creamy and the finish is bitter and the bitterness lingers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommyp (2) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2003 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2003 Surprised at the dark color for an IPA. Lots of suspended matter which I assume is hops floating around. A nice creamy head with lots of lace and a huge hop finish that lingers for a long time. Slow down when you drink this one as the citrus bite lingers on the back of the tongue. This is a hop-head lover's delight.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2003
A nice coppery beer with a nice haze, very thick copperish head. Good hops bite, with a touch of almost a creme. A tinge of a citrus flavor, as typical of an IPA, but not the same. A good crisp bitterness that is unexpected. A really good, satisfying IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Very nice deep amber-red pour with nice head. Great nose full of hops and malt. Citrus flavor and malt make this a very fine IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2008 Re-rate. Pours a cloudy dark reddish brown, with an amazing head that leaves some good lacing. Aroma is hoppy with a bit of malt. Sweet start with a little bit of malt in the middle and a nice hop finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 30, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 thanks BierBauch! (had only 2 bottles of this, until...) UPDATE 4/29/05: english pint / uprated a point / slightly active and slightly hazy copper body with a lot of tiny floaties, and with a peach highlight. a good, small, tight and white head diminishes slowly, then after each sip a nice ring around the glass sparkles as a reminder to where i left off. so far, so great! yeaup... a great IPA... smooth, slightly prickly, slightly cremey, and refreshing. primarily caramel, and grapefruit and pine flavors, while the aroma is mostly a malty yet floral perfume. excellent brew--the tusks really dig into my tongue ;o)


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