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RATINGS: 760   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Hi.P.A. is a medium-bodied groove with a fresh and fruitful nose of tympanic temptation. It begins and ends with a big hop bite that is itself forever balanced on the brink by a steady rhythm of malt. Dry-hopped for extra quenching in the face of heat and beat, itís an ideal accompaniment to chilling out, turning inward or sailing onward through the music of the night toward the dawn of the mind. Itís the liquid way to say be here now lest you never come this way again.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stowenbrau (4) - Connecticut, USA - APR 4, 2005 does not count
Short beige head, alluring golden color, hops smacked me before i even hit took a real whiff, aroma was great predictor of taste but it is not overly bitter despite preponderance of hops as the malt balanced it pretty well, great smooth mouthfeel and delightful long, fruity and piney finish, i did enjoy, very different from the harpoon IPA iím most familiar with

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2005
bottle from brickskeller (2005). aroma is citrusy, hoppy. color is light clear amber. flavor is at once malty but is quickly obscured by piney hops. not great, but not awful. just a bit too piney for my taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2005
I am not a hop head, but the light brown body and white head was a good start. The nose was hops, of course. Taste was hoppy and bitter, but more balanced and pleasant. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (4855) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2005
Hello Pennsylvania! On draught at Parrish Cafe, 3/31/05. Soft, honey and copper-toned orange body with a large and lasting light beige head. Mostly clear, though some chill haze to start. Smells of floral notes, light citrus (orange zest, sweet lemons, limes), a bit of honey. Colombus hops are pretty hard to go wrong with for an IPA, it seems. Iím not getting much marris otter out of the nose. Flavor begins muted and easygoing, with a lightly dry bitterness from the hops softly asserting itself throughout the entire experience. Some slight caramel and toffee, or maybe Iím just imagining that. Anyways, a good enough body to keep it drinkable without being too watery. A bit of dry, paperiness on the end, with a little prickliness from the alcohol and malt earthiness. But itís mainly just a fluffy, lightly sweet, modestly hopped ale, that passes from memory quite easily. . .

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhatB420 (792) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2005
hints of an orange cascade of decadent colors flashing in different directions rushed the eyes as this beer is poured. down the hatch is a rush of a beautifully mixed brew of hops and precise bitterness that leaves you wanting no less of a awesome beer. great taste for the mountaineer resting from his long and extended adventure.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Pours clear orange color body with a few bubbles but not much for head. Aroma is citrus and piney hops. Nice hoppy flavor. A little weighted but not bad. The finish is great!! Overall, nothing really special.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Also part of a summer sampler this bottle offers a beautiful label by Scott Mouse. This was my favorite of the sampler. Not overwhelming in the use of hops the bite comes across milder than what you would have expected. Very delicious and very much enjoyed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3/4 pint bottle. Pours out a hazy amber. Which has been said before, so its true. Took a whiff, hey there hops howís it goin? It really is light on the malt but not so bad. Could benefit from a little more malt, Iíll agree but Iíd be a liar if i said I wouldnít drink a few of these now and then.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2005
On tap. Hazy amber orange color with a medium white head. Citrus and pine aroma, hoppy. Over this beer is out of balance, sticky hop syrup and layers of pine tar. Unpleasant bitter finish, light on the malt as well. Overhopped, undermalted.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Draught at brewery. Yellow, semi-hazy, with a smalll white head. Smells like hops, imagind that--citrus, pine, and grass. The flavor is a little disappointing (not too disapointing). The malt is invisible because of the hop content. Needs more malt to handle the hop content--I think it would be good with an ABV of over 7.5.


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