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RATINGS: 749   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2003
Lychees to the max, really aromatic fruityness. Quite sweet and tropical. Nice soft texture, mild bitter hops finish, really pleasant. Approachable hoppyness (Cask GBBF 03')

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Color is a solid cloud of yellow haze, a bit orangy, strong lasting yellowish spongy foamed head about a finger high and lots of sticky lace in stringy sheets. Aroma is quite heavenly hopped, fat and juicy pineyness with some citrus of lemon and grapefruit rinds. Taste is a nice steady leveled amount of great piney hoppyness, good freshness, moderate amounts of fatness and juicyness, very tolerable bitterness lending pine and slight grapefruit. Has some slight honey and biscuit tones in the back which is very nice and a bit of other citrusy action as well. Good hoppy bitterness and drying that just touches the tongue for some tingleyness and coats the mouth lightly in the finish. Quite nice. Feel is a solid medium body, favorable but accepting amounts of bitterness closing off into the finish with a good light covering of puckered drying and sour pine. Some yummy stuff and very drinkable. Recommended for all IPA lovers, cuz this'll do just dandy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Had this from a bottle in the lot at a recent Phish show, so I was unable to really do a good rating of it. I thought it had a nice, fruity super hop flavor with medium bitterness and a good, velvety mouthfeel. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Thanks to VENOM for this unique IPA. The bottle has an interesting trippy feel. Pours a bright clear orange color with a very thin off-white head. Thin and quick lacing. Aroma is mostly hops and fruit, along with something that smelled like Starburst candy. Crisp and clean and a nice level of hops in the flavor, but every once in awhile a strange cotton candy-like flavor would seep through. Still it is very drinkable and a decent IPA. I look forward to trying more offerings from this brewer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
superman (13) - USA - JUL 22, 2003
For a one-off from MH, this brew was a little disappointing. A bit strong at 6.8ABV, but for an IPA, I'd take Blind Faith.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11896) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Clear golden with white head. Aroma is medium grapefruit and light peach. Taste is peach and grapefruit. Medium/light body.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2003
I thought that this would be in the same vane of Three Floyds Dreadnaught IPA, or Smuttynose Big A IPA, but it's nowhere close. It's like, geez, don't brag about your beer if you can't measure up. Yeah, it's got the sorta bitey hoppy piney grapefruity thing going on. after having the real hop monsters this is definately lacking.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2007 Light hazy orange color, huge grapefruit nose, starts and ends bitter. Light body and smooth carbonation. A great beer to drink cold on a hot day.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2003
On tap at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, CT. Looking orangey gold with a frothy white head. Aroma is an onslaught of hops. Very herbal and almost pot-like. One of those american high alpha hops, heavy handed smelling. Flavor is all hops. Really no malt to speak of, body is amazingly light for the alcohol content, and all hop bitterness. Very herbal, slightly grassy. Hops are brutish and not very clean tasting. It's bitter, but I don't really think it's very balanced or really all that great. I'd like way, way more body, some estery fruit for complexity, and some other kind of hop. I'd actually prefer cascade, since it's got a nice clean flavor to it and can serve to be very hoppy. Disappointing, considering I think Magic Hat does a good job with most of their beers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2003
Starts with a very nice and strong floral hop aroma. Has a large fluffy with head that dissipates rather slowly with great lacing. Pours a nice golden hue that is slightly hazy. Hop bit is some what mellow upfront, blending nicely with the maltiness but the spicy floral bite lingers into the finish very nicely


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