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RATINGS: 754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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, it’s an ideal accompaniment to chilling out, turning inward or sailing onward through the music of the night toward the dawn of the mind. It’s the liquid way to say be here now lest you never come this way again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2003
Had this little gem with Duff at the GBBF. Wow did it smell good. I was 3-parts-cut by this stage but his beer stopped the frenzy in its tracks. Very hoppy, and very more'ish....trouble was I was drinking with Dave (legendary cellarman of the W.A.) and I was far from his equal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2003
Interesting to say the least - dry hopped all to hell in the aroma, but the flavor has a lot going on, including (hoppygrrrl noted) vegetable notes ,like bitter greens. Thinnish palate, some sweet maris otter apparent but masked. Another in the Giganto bundle from the man in Kenmore Square (my old stomping grounds!).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3858) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Big aroma, floral and hoppy. Mild bitterness, slightly astringent and lingering. Gold with some head. Some life in the body, too, with acidic edges at the margins. I was not as impressed as some of my British friends who were just happy to have an aroma this big in their beer. (gravity pour at GBBF 2003)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Pours with an orange body topped by a medium thick to thick white head with good lacing. A sweet grapefruity hop aroma fills the nose with a slight maltiness underneath. Sweet but mostly bitter hoppy flavor with grapefruit notes and a bitter finish. Some malty notes shouw through. Not as flavorful as expected from the aroma. Medium bodied and relatively smooth with a touch of dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6745) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light amber, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately hoppy (resin, pine), moderately malty (cookie, toasted bread), with a note of apricot. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly astringent. Rather typical American IPA without too much to separate it from the middle of the pack.

   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')

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9609) - 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.

   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.

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