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RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lowner (19) - astoria, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Very poor for a new IPA you would expect to be good. Almost budweisrer clear....a somewhat nice hop character but not overly impressive.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Nice orange color but not as hoppy as I was expecting it to be. We had to leave the bar before I was able to fully enjoy it so I don't think I can fairly comment on this beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Bottle: pours a dark yellow, maybe a light orange. Clear. Small white head. Mild herbal hop aroma. Flavor is mildly hoppy, bitter finish. Light citrus. Iíll pass next time.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is of some grainy malt and skunk weed, smells like shitty pot basically. Flavor starts out a bit malty, kinda grainy again and fades into some decent bitterness. Lightr to medium body, a little rough going down. Not all that great.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - APR 26, 2006
a pretty typical apa, a little sub par maybe. cloudy orange with big white head. hoppy aroma and flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Cold 12oz botte: Pours a clear pale orange color with an off white moderate head with lacing. Aroma is of vibrant fruit, orange, rich malts and light earthy hops. Taste is of rich malts and a wave of earthy hops with some orange and notes of other light fruits. Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Ending is malty with subtle hops.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 Light, golden-amber color with medium foamy head. Aroma is of grassy, floral hops. Taste - way out of whack with malt & hop flavors thrown about. Just disappointing from start to finish. I guess some brewers just donít spend the time.......

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2007
poured into a pint. its magic hat, a popular brewery, but I still notice a constant metallic amongst all thier beers, anyways, pours a cloudy golden amber with full fizzy/frothy head. strong hops in the aroma, metallic frontness and boldness. a hoppy taste, with a mildly metallic finish. not too bitter but slightly on the finish. relatively refreshing.... itís ok

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (5827) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle. Pours orange with a white head. Hoppy nose with notes of flowers and fruit and even a hint of alcohol. Thin/medium body. Hops stick in your mouth. Taste is mostly orange and a bit peachy, with some other fruits. It sounds like a good combination, but it didnít really work for me. Bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours amber with a medium sized head. Very nice lacing. Mild hops in the aroma. Hops take a while to materialize out of the sweet goopy malty mess. This one is muddled and all off-kilter. Too bad.


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