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RATINGS: 1153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hoppy full bodied beer, crisp and clean. Made with generous amounts of Columbus, Willamette and Centennial hops.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2005 Drank this from the bottle. Plenty of hops in the aroma and flavor. Pretty good stuff. I will have to give it another try at some point.

RERATE: Dark orange color with a big white creamy head that diminishes to delicate lacing and a creamy film. Aroma is piney and resiny. The flavor and mouth is of chewy hops. Delicious and flavorful. A beautiful IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Dark red color was surprising for an IPA, but the flavor and aroma were great. A slightly toasted aroma filled with hops. The flavor was citric but also sweeter than most IPAís.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Toasty caramel malt and citric hop aroma. Dark golden brown color with a nice head. Crisp hoppy flavor well balanced by lighlty toasty malts. Very enjoyable west coast IPA

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Skip likes hops, but this IPA goes a bit over the top. maybe the brewer was trying to challenge Stone Brewing for over-the-top brews. Nice sunset color. Next time, i will serve it with spicy chicken and rice dishes.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2004
The best lost coast has to offer. Burnt amber colour with a nice head and lacing. Aroma is big and hoppy. Flavour is bitter, citrus and floral with a long bitter finish. Good hop balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2004
The head on my pour overflowed, giving off a wonderful hop aroma. The head is large, stiff, and rocky leaving a Devilís Tower-like column in the middle. Guess I should have been more careful on my pour - both for the overabundance of head and the fact that thereís a ton of yeast floating about. The body is a clear mahogany with the exception of the yeast. The aroma has some subdued sweet caramel, toffee, and a bit of wheat bread. Iím suprised that I donít smell any hops in the post-pour aroma, I sure as hell did right after I poured it. The flavor features some doughy underlying sweetness, macintosh apple, grassy, piney hops. Leaves a good twinge on the tongue towards the end of the sip. Light creamy mouthfeel, thereís slight dustiness to it because of all the suspended yeast.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Deep dark reds and browns, fluffy lasting off white head. Awesome nose of pine, grapefruit, caramel, hint of fuzzy fruit and even some fresh dough. Very balanced flavors of the citric fruit combined with the sweet malted backbone. Full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy bitter dry finish. Thank you California! ;-)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Poured a dark mahagony color with a huge (4 finger) off white head. Lots of medium sized particles. Pinny and citris aromas. Piney, hoppy taste. Very good IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1419) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Well, with this beer being so high overall, Iím surprised I didnít find it more appealing (especially since I am a huge fan of IPAs). Nice, great appearance. Dark amber with a great head. Tastes a bit coppery and only a bit hoppy. Iíve definitely had better IPAs.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2004
Terrific beer. I really like it. Just as the commercial description says. Definitely the best IPA Iíve ever had. This is again a Terrific beer.


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