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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Modeled on the beers brewed for the long sea voyage from England to India, our India Pale Ale unites a strong malt backbone with a bitter and aromatic finish. Hopped at 2 pounds per barrel with Horizons, Simcoes and Amarillos, our IPA is fully prepared for the long journey from the slopes to the hot tub.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3584) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2008
bottle - Pours hazy copper with a two finger head that laces well. Naturally it smells of hops with some citrus and floral notes. the flavor is well hopped but also pretty well balanced. it has a pleasantly bitter finish. Tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pastor (797) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Thanks for the brew ckeegan04 Poured into a standard pint glass amber bodied brew with a good two finger worth of head that goes to a nice looking lace The floral piney hops hit your nose first then the malts follow it up. Flavors are a nice hop forward but not to hoppy that it makes you pucker a nice balance .A nice mouthfeel with proper carbonation for the style An easy drinking IPA very sesionable I could easily grab a six of this a good brew all in all

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Golden color with a citrusy aroma. Flavor of mild hops with some citrus, floral notes, and mild sugar. Smooth finish. Solid IPA, but nothing amazing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Bottle shared at the CA-GA cultural beer exchange hosted by alexanderj. Caramel / tan with off white head. Aroma is old citrus hops, pretty lemony. Flavor is caramel malt, somewhat biscuity, light roast, and the same old hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Bottle; pours a caramelly-orange with a creamy, off white head. Aroma was very caramelly; some grass, citrus and herbal elements Flavor had a caramel and biscuit backbone; earthy bitterness, although it was pretty minimal for the style. It was easy drinking, but just not enough bitterness to make it a good example for the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Pours a nice, fairly clear, amber color; but with very little head and no lacing. Smell has some nice juicy citrus hops, balanced well with the some sweet caramel from the malt. This one has a very nice aroma to it, but not quite a 4.5 for me. Taste comes off a little more floral, but still retaining an excellent balance of malt and hops. By balance, I mean that hops are dominant, as it is an IPA, but the malt keeps it from being one sided. Less than medium level of carbonation, with a medium body. This is a beer that beginners can love as well as the experienced hophead. I think this would be a staple beer of mine if it were available in my area.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
12oz bottle from Hi-Times. Pours burnt orange with a fluffy offwhite head, sheet lace. Smells very caramelly and earthy with some floral hop smells. Tastes caramelly and slightly hoppy bitter. Sweet floral on the back half. Medium body, ok carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Poured an almost clear copper color with a small off-white head. Citrus and toasty and caramel malt. Citrus flavor dominates but some sweet malt gives it balance. Mildly bitter semi-dry finish. Light-medium body. Not crisp but decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 29, 2008
bottle by way of riversideAK... poured a hazy dark copper color. very rich looking with an off white head and a bit of lacing. initial blast of floral and piney hops leaves quickly and leaves me wanting more. there’s also notes of caramel and grapefruit. flavor is caramel and ruby red grapefruit as well. it has a slight bitter dry finish. medium body with a slightly creamy texture. nice find...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stine (1603) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Pours slightly foggy and firey orange; sticky foam of white coating the side of the glass. Aroma of aerosol, lavender, honey and biscuits; straightforward, but predominantly sweet, with dry, spicy, earthy notes of cardamom and clove. Flavor brings a pungent character of cucumber and celery salt, quickly fading and leading to a more comfortable sweetness of mango, cantaloupe, and mandarin orange, though this remains restrained and subtle. Bitterness of a toasted sesame seed and ginger root. Palate is dirty and sharp, with brash carbonation and vegetal bell pepper texture. Lots of citrus rind with some tangerine and lime, and distant salts at the finish; a strange one, lacking in many of the quenching and refreshing qualities of the style. Thanks Alex!


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