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RATINGS: 1149   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.


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 (9635) - 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 (1328) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2004
Bottle, snifter. Large, rocky, creamy, off-white head is well lasting and leaves decent lacing. The body is a clear but dark tawny color. Bread and cereal malt (M); pine and citrus hops (H); dark grapes, dates and light red wine aromas. Aroma is fairly light overall. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a heavily bitter, lightly sweet finish. Again the flavor is somewhat shallow. Medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, lingering bitter aftertaste. The bottom line is: smells and tastes like it was cut with water...a tad disappointing.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2004
THANKS LOWEREDSIXTH!!! 22oz bottle. 06.06.04 Got this one in the loweredsixth Fresno deal. Deep brown, color of dark maple syrup, smallish head, lots of lace. Floaties! Aromas are fruity, some nuttiness, some clover honey. Maybe a hint of bubblegum esters to surprise me. The flavors remind of black tea, plum, and other íIPAí flavors. Nice hop bite on finish. Great balance of sweet and fresh maltiness with outstanding hop characteristics. Imagine that, a well balanced California IPA. Love it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Great IPA, very hoppy with good balance of bitterness and sweetness, pours an orange copper color, good thick foemywhite head and thick lacing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2004
Tap@Lost coast. Typical USIPA, very hoppy (lychee, pine, grapefruit), sweetish to start, then quite bitter towards the end. Pretty decent IPA, lots of body.


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