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RATINGS: 117   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Bottle courtesy of cmr1517. Pours a hazy iced tea amber with a 2 finger dense off-white head that results in delicate lacing. The nose is ripe citrus and malt. The taste is caramel, ripe citrus and some tart grapefruit in the finish. Solid IPA – thanks Chris!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Clear orange/copper color with a thin white head. Citrusy and spicy hop aroma (simcoe?) with a just a bit of malt. Flavor is about the same. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8688) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Pours a lightly cloudy copper-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Piney hops aroma with touches of grapefruit and malt. Medium body with moderately bitter hops, pine and malt flavors with citrus in the background. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness. Straightforward and enjoyable IPA overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4114) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Location: 12 oz bottle from Sahara Mart (Bloomington, IN), 5/15/09
Part of the totally and completely made up"The Geororodanda Beer Sampling Party"

Aroma: Nice orangy, floral hops, some lemon, honey
Appearance: Cloudy orange color
Flavor: Citrus hops are the main taste here, nice west coast IPA flavor
Palate: Medium body, a little soapy, crisp flavor
Overall Impression: A really nice IPA, some good West Coast IPA flavors, it’s a nice beer for a hop fans.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours copper in colour. Aroma has faint hint of amonia. Nice reasonable hop taste. Very fine carbonation, almost flat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2009
Clear amber brew with a large white head. A clean and slightly bready malt base accompanies the orangey, tea-like American hoppiness. Quite a typical IPA, not venturing out of the path created by its predecessors, but staying clean with gentle acidity and fresh juicy citrus flavours. Sometimes, this is what you want, but the concurrence is heavy in that department, so clearly, this is aimed at the local market and depends greatly on its pricing.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
adamlangolf (21) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2008
This is the most underrated IPA on the market. I buy, sell and try beer every week. I just had a IPA tasting at my house with 11 IPA’s last night and this one came in 3rd place overall. I placed it in 2nd with Founders Harvest at #1 and Bell’s Two Hearted at # 3. The tasting included Harvest Ale, Two Hearted, MA IPA, Lakefront, Victory, Stone, Boulder Beer, Great Divide, Dogfish Head, Great Lakes and Barley Island. Message me for the full results of our Hop Off!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Piney hop resins lather the honeyed cereals, planting a vigorous coniferous and leafy bitterness that concludes this solid American IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the hazy blondish-amber.
-This is balanced in its intensity.
-The body is quite nourishing and contains a few dextrins too many for my tastes in the style.
-Orangey fruitiness also stems from the hop bill, a citrusy character which seems to latch on the sweet cereals throughout.

Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2008
@Indiana Beerfest-12oz bottle-pours a thin white head that laces and yellow color. Aroma is northwest hops-lemon/pine (Amarillo & cascade?). taste is dry, northwest hops-lemon/pine (Amarillo & cascade?)-some bitter, some light malt. OK/mild carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2008
this definately has an interesting hop character. first of all they are upfront enough as i think an IPA should be but they have an almost ’dirty’ flavor, very savory, it reminds me of meat (???). this is good but the pale ale is nearly as hoppy but much cleaner.


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