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RATINGS: 744   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Bottle - Pours a Darkish amber with a loose white head that disapates. Aroma is of citus, fruity hops. Flavor is strongly of hops wihtout much malt, Grapefruit and citrus very apprent with a large hop bite ... quite bitter and yummy. Finish is quite bitter and hop laced with a lightly sweet undertone. Other do not seem to like it ... strong, hoppy, bitter ... I REALLY like it! This is hophead beer...Yum!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Honey colored brew with a loose white head. Nose reminded me of old fruit. Tastes of tropical fruit, peaches that are way past their prime.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 25, 2004
musty pine aroma, clear gold color, thin body, sour rather than bitter in the flavor, not a very good IPA

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2004
golden body, frothy white large head that sticks to the side of the glass. fizzy palate slightly bitter. nice hoppy flavor can taste a little alcohol with the 6.8%. hoppy/bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Very good IPA. Good fruity, hoppy aroma. OK light amber/golden appearnce. Medium white head. Good lacing. Hops arenít too overpowering, but good. Pretty sweet taste. More people should try it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (6749) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 17, 2004
pretty typical stuff. quite pale. plenty of grapefruit and lychee in the aroma, reasonably bitter witha hint of orange rind. pleasant

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Apricot nose and aroma. Very hoppy too - but somehow edgy and unbalanced. Short finish - not that good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3094) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Wow. What an aroma! Big, juicy, leafy hops make the salivary glands set to working. The flavor is more big, juicy hops, but thereís not a lot of bitterness. The body is a tad thin with the malt being overwhelmed by the hop bloom, but oh the glorious hops. Clear dark golden body with an ok white head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2004
GA 14% gathering. The pour produced a clear yellow beer that supported an average sized white head. The aroma was an even balance of light hops and malt. The flavor was balanced as well, but lacked the degree of assertiveness that I like in an IPA. Clean light bitterness towards the finish. Iíve got another one to try at a later time, but I was a little disappointed in this one as the Blind Faith IPA they brew is a winner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5190) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Pale gold, not much head to speak of. Pine forest / lemon grove aroma. Piney, cedary, woodsy hop bite through out, then (rather surprisingly) finishes clean and crisp with little aftertaste.


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