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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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An american style IPA with a rich malt character, assertive hop bitterness and aroma from hops grown in the Pacific Northwest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Thanks to Brock_Landers for giving me this bottle beer last weekend!

Pours a copper colored body and a tall white head. The aroma and flavor bring large suggestions of caramel; some buttered and toasted honey-nut wheat bread, a jumbo dosage of juicy pine resin alpha hops, and spicy notes of cedar wood chipsÖ Sticky palate and a dry bitter finishÖ. YEPÖ Itís an IPA, and a tasty one at that!
Thanks, John!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Hazy and rusty-orange; OK white head but nice and lingering lace. Inviting nose was sweet and flowery. Nice texture, weight and carbonation. Malts were cakey-sweet, doughy and a little toasty. Faint note of yeast in the background. Hops were citrusy, flowery, and a little piney. Big blast of hop aromas in the finish (flowers, grass and lemon). Snappy bitterness in the aftertaste (plant stems). Could use a pinch more sweetness to balance things out, but otherwise itís a pretty good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
temporrari (383) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2011 Mad Anthony needs to quit acting like itís hard to brew good beers. Itís like they just donít want to. This one has an astringency about it that I canít call pleasant. Itís a little too much on the sweet side, although there is a fairly apparent Cascade presence and a mild bitterness. Finishes more sweet than it ought to. Well, in my book anyway. I want my IPA to be nice and dry. There is something about their malt selections I just never really care for. Clearly this one has plenty of crystals in it. Is it drinkable? Yeah, sort of. Should it be better than it is? Yessir.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3499) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2006
From the bottle. This is a hazy orange beer with a sort lived off-white head. The nose is like fresh pine and orange hard candy. Very hot on the tongue. This is a very hoppy beer with lots of pine, grapefruit rind, orange candy and grass in the finish. Almost enough caramel sweetness to balance. Body feels like it should be bigger. Okay IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 11, 2006
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with atpayne, thanks Adam!) Just opening the bottle, I can smell the piney hops, and after pouring the beer, the very aromatic and piney nose exuberantly calls to me, beckoning me deeper into the forest. Definitely an IPA dominated by hops, itís bitter and piney with grapefruity citrus and hints of tea and herbs just for good measure. The moderately sweet malt doesnít jump out, but provides a solid base so that this beer isnít just hop juice. A bit of chalkiness in the flavor and mouthfeel. Body is medium "plus", but finishes fairly clean and very crisp, and carbonation is pleasant. Goilden amber in color, but being only slightly hazy, itís easy to see the small, tan particles suspended in the beer. Small but creamy off-white head quickly settles to a filmy layer, but still leaves a very decorative doily of lace on the glass. While not pompously hoppy, there is plenty here for the hops lovers out there, even for those of us who reside on the West Coast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Thanks to my Secret Santa for this beer. Poured a cloudy amber with a semi-creamy off-white head. Great aroma of grapefruit, pine, a touch of lemon. Taste is bitter pine, touch of grapefruit, slightest bit of toffee, some lemony acidity. Bitter dry finish. Pretty clean and delcious. Quite a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Bottle. Pours an orangish color with a thin lasting head. Aroma of oranges and hops. Piney, hoppy flavor which leads to a medium lasting finish. Lightly Chewy mouthfeel. Not a bad brew coming from my home state.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igneous1 (1500) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2005
orange/rust color, white head, somewhat lasting. aroma is of strong sweet pine and light citrus. malts are fairly subdued being lightly doughy. flavor is heavy on pine, quite bitter, malts again are subdued. this rivals fresh avery hog heaven for the pine quality. this beer assaults your palate with layer after delicious layer of pine. itís maybe a bit one dimensional in that aspect, but i think itís fantastic. I must have a very fresh bottle. I can see this dropping from what Iíve rated it to a 3.2 with a couple or more months on the shelf. get it while itís fresh and itís quite a treat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Slightly hazy medium orange amber, with a film of white head. Muted citrus and floral hop aromatics, with underotnes of sweet malt. Caramel malt and pine hop flavors, tinges of citron with a bitterness and astringency in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, somewhat sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of MI2CA via trade. Aroma is rather citrusy with some grapefruit hops and a touch of pine. Pours a hazy amber with a lot of sediment. Small off-white head fades quickly to a ring. Slight lacing. Quick sweet citrus and a hint of caramel flavor up front is almost instantly dominated by a huge hop assault in the finish. Mostly pine with some light grapefruit. Hops linger in the aftertaste for some time. Decent IPA, but without much malt balalnce, itís a tad one-dimensional

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