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RATINGS: 1090   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A hoppy full bodied beer, crisp and clean. Made with generous amounts of Columbus, Willamette and Centennial hops.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2007 Thick like soup, medium-to-dark amber, with a bountiful head. Nice aromatic grapefruity/hoppy nose, but not too overwhelming. Excellent sharp hoppy flavor with sweet finish. Classic American IPA hoppy beer ... piney, tinny, almost peppery in the finish. Great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2003
very deep copper color (one of the darker IPAs iíve seen) with a modest light beige head. leaves behind some excellent lacing. aroma is pretty strong on hop but has a nice caramel/molasses sweetness to back it up. excellent citrus character. flavor is initially wonderfully bitter citrus, and the bitterness just continues and continues through the finish. canít believe this beer is only 5%...it possesses the body of any 7-8% IPA iíve tried. reminds me a great deal of Hop Devil..however, i would say hop devil has a little more maltiness to the nose. outstanding IPA..thanks jcalabre.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2003
earthy rich deep dark IPA, smells like bread and hops,frothy and rich, well balanced,great hops here,foamy white head.Several things floating around in here it is a Good one,& I would recommend it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 9, 2002
very good beer. great taste and nice smooth aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2002
A fine brew indeed. This beer was a great IPA. I could smell the hops from about two feet away shortly after cracking the bottle. Lots of hopping in the taste too, although the sweetness clouds over some of the bitterness. Although I like my IPAís with more of a íruinousí bite, this one was top notch.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2002
This beer rocks. The aroma is very hoppy with bursts of pine and spruce. Notes of cinnamon, allspice and clove. This hazy mohogany ale has a large, frothy, khaki head that is mostly diminishing with excellent lacing. Yum! Very malty and smooth, yet bitter up front. Beautifully unbalanced. The hops win out big time on the backside. Bursts of coriander and brown sugar. Hints of pine. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. Long, bitter and dry finish. A must have for all hopheads. A great IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 first time in eons (that's centuries to me and you) that the head actually escaped the glass...but after a few minutes the head sat tall, rigid, and quite reminiscent of the 'Cliffs of Insanity'...aroma was malty but hoppy in a grapefruit rine kinda way...ahhh...like the sweetest but most puckery grapefruit in the 'grapefruit orchard', the definition of 'damn balanced' IMO...Not as christmas tree-like as I love in an IPA but right below the big boys...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 19, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2003 Medium sized head that lasts. Dark amber in color. Aroma of hop spice, pine, and citrus with caramel notes. Malty flavor that is quickly replaced by hoppy spiciness, that gives away to a highly bitter aftertaste. Aftertaste of grapefruit and caramel. Excellent mouthfeel. A very refreshing IPA. This may be my new favorite daily beer...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2002
The aroma of hops comes through loud and clear. Its darker than alot of IPA in appearance. Citrus from the hops is fairly strong but not over the top. Its a good IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2002
The first Indica I had was extremely hoppy and refreshing, but alltogether nothing more than an above average IPA. With the second bottle, I poured rather quickly adding all of these yeast (and there is a shitload) to the glass. Now, I am an admitted malt addict so I have no qualm in saying that this knocked the beer much higher up the DR approval scale. The yeast funneled down through the glass and settled throughout the beer giving it a particularly hazy look. The head is mostrous and leaves plenty of lace as well. Rather musky malt balanced very nicely with the assertive hops. Great IPA for the malt lover out there.


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