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RATINGS: 1092   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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2003
This could quite possibly be my holy grail beer. First off, I love the look of this beer. Dark and cloudy, with lots of little floaties. Aroma of hops greet you. The sweet malt character is striking in such a bitter, hoppy brew. Very enjoyable.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2001
You donít know what a hoppy beer is until you try this one.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Queenofbeer99 (2) - Loleta, California, USA - APR 4, 2002 does not count
Finely an IPA with the color it should have. From the readings I done, IPAís should be darker than most IPAís on the market. Kilning techniques were not so good in the old days. I loved the rich head and beautiful lace. The extreme hoppiness is well balanced with the malt. Good mouth feel. This is a wonderful example of an IPA.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - OCT 25, 2003
One of the best balanced IPA's I've ever had. 22 oz. brown bomber bottle. Aug '03 bottling date. Poured out a murky, cloudy brown color, with a tan head. It has green highlights in the head from the massive amounts of hops used in brewing this delicious brew. Fresh, floral hops scent, with a spicy, resinous note to it as well. Strong malt backbone stands up well to the hops. A really well made, and well thought out beer. Finishes clean & crisp, with spicy hops burps to boot. A great beer overall. I highly recommend it.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2006
A new favorite. Pours an amber honey color with a medium sized creamy froth. Aroma has a fine balance of malt and generous hops to create a bouquet of bright citrus. Full nectar with mellow residual effers. The flavors revolve around the usual IPA description of citrus rind and malted caramel. What sets this one apart is the balance. All components are perfectly integrated to create a brew to remember. Not too citrusy, not too malty, not too sweet, and the effers are finely tuned. I highly recommend this brew.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
This IPA is like Victory Hop Devil turned up a notch or two. Medium red brown color, darker than most IPAs. Very piney hop aroma. Extremely hoppy flavor, both in pure bitter and in wonderful citrus/pine finish. Well balanced with a big malt body. Out of all my notes on beers, this ranks as #2 amongst IPAs (2nd only to Terminal Gravity IPA)

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2002
An amazing beer!! Extremely hoppy, possibly the hoppiest beer Iíve ever had, though it is a well balanced beer. Bottle conditioned, so pouring the beer is tricky. BUT IF YOU LOVE THA HOPS... FIND SOME OF THIS AND ENJOY. Great beer...

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Blueeartha (1) - Kansas, USA - APR 23, 2012 does not count
Pours orange with a haze. Nice lacing. Bitter after-taste that is so good in an IPA. Dry with a citrus/grapefruit palate explosion in the the mouth. New favorite IPA, from a Hop Head who usually likes a higher IBU.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2002
Yow! The first sip of this brew made me wince--but it was a wince of pleasure! I think this is the íhoppiestí beer Iíve ever tasted, but I love it. Appearance is marvelous too--it has a gorgeous, dark copper color with a thick & creamy head. Itís not particularly heavy but it still tastes very rich. In short, I think itís very close to a perfect brew...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HarryC13 (1) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2002 does not count
I havenít tried too many IPAs that I like any better. Surprisingly balanced for having such an exquisite hoppy bitterness. Like some of the other reviewers, I was surprised at the relatively low alcohol content ... it certainly doesnít taste like it.


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