Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
A hoppy full bodied beer, crisp and clean. Made with generous amounts of Columbus, Willamette and Centennial hops.

   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 Devil’s 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 there’s 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. I’m suprised that I don’t 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, there’s slight dustiness to it because of all the suspended yeast.

   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! ;-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (10105) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1492) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Well, with this beer being so high overall, I’m surprised I didn’t 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. I’ve definitely had better IPAs.

   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 I’ve ever had. This is again a Terrific beer.

   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.

   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 ’IPA’ 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - MAY 31, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2005 This is a pretty decent little IPA. I was surprised at the kick it has. Its got a very full feel to it, almost a cross between IPA and a barley wine or something. Not bad at all. I recently had this on tap and it was really good. Very fresh, crisp, and hoppy.

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