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RATINGS: 677   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
...created to aid in deciphering the puzzles along life’s road, and interpreting signs in the voyages of the spirit. Brewed in homage to the wisdom of visionaries everywhere who blaze paths into uncharted territories. Our take on an India Pale Ale (IPA.) A deep golden amber ale with a rich up-front malty nose finishing with a big, hoppy bite. Dry-hopped to finish with a big fresh (Cascade) hop flavor. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting yeast.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
Lusty hops with a dash of salt…Falling leaves and malty earth…Thirst-quenching…

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2002
Lacked intense flavor and aroma I look for in an IPA - especially with cascades. Body was also a little weak. Seemed overfiltered. Overall, an OK beer and would like to try it on draft closer to the brewery!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 26, 2002
First rated 6/20/01. Sweetier, fruitier flavor than most IPAs. Yes, as one reviewer notes, could be considered closer to an ESB in style. Flavor is orangey-spicy; big hop finish won’t disappoint fans of the style. With #9 and Heart of Darkness as the best I’ve had from this brewer. 6/26/02 Another one I have to drop a bit. Still like it, but it seems rather thinnish and a bit watery to me now. Not the fullest of IPAs, and the fruitiness doesn’t seem as pronounced. Fairly hoppy, though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2002
Not quite Sierra Nevada - but still good. Fruitiness with a crisp hop balance. good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2002
Great hoppy flavor with a crisp aftertaste, almost as good as Sierra Nevada.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2002
Not so much of a citrus smell, as a lot of IPAs have, but kind of a malty sweet aroma. Intial taste wasn’t much, but aftertaste was a curious balance of cirtus (grapefruit and orange) and the hops. Not in your face, but a twist on the normal conception of IPAs that works.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arnoud (35) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2002
Big hop nose, you know right away that it’s gonna be a typical American IPA. Hoppy taste but not so much that overwhelms the malt. Very drinkable. Think I’ll have another one......

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HighlanderOne (1079) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2012 Re-rate 6/2012. Poured from bottle. Aroma of grapefruit hops and pie crust. Cloudy amber, light tan head. Pine, floral hops dominate with sweet malt, pepper, basil and veggie. Hearty feel. Well done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2011 Re-Rate 3/29/11: 12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, Earthy hops, grass, and malt. Poured amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, light resin, light pine, slight Earth, and a hint of caramel. Light to medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, light resin, light caramel finish is dry. 7/4/6/3/14 = 3.8 4/13/02: 7/3/8/4/16 = 3.8

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMaster (68) - Denville, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2002
A great IPA. Another great beer from the people at magic hat. Flavorful and hoppy, a great brew.


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