Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Tap at Mammoth mountain. Pours copper with a frothy off white head, nice lacing. Nice nose of citrus hops and caramel malts. Medium bitter on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8903) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle from BevMo Arden. Pours light copper with a generous beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a sweet hearty caramel malt flavor with a citrus and pine hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
This 22-oz bottle came from from BevMo in Sacramento, CA. It poured a clear copper with very nice foamy off-white head that tended toward light yellow. Medium body and a very slick and oily mouthfeel The flavor is lightly roasted caramel malts with a big hop profile with a good dose of citrus, flowers, and pine hops. Lots of resin in this one. The finish is long, dry and bitter. I like this a great deal, and would serve with pride to any of my beer loving friends.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13848) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Bomber from the Arden BevMo in Sacramento, CA. Pours copper with a 2 finger foamy beige head. Mixed aroma of roast malt and sugary/floral hop. Sugary? Med body. MIld carb. Flavor is roast malt, quickly covered over with citrus and floral hop. Maybe some resin underneath. This is sort of a over hopped ESB. To my perception. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (5161) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2010
West USA trip 2010. Bottled. The aroma has grapefruits, pine. Hazy, ornage coloured with an off-white head. The taste is citric, bit malty, piney. Bit harsh mouthfeel. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This friendly but mostly pedestrian India Pale Ale aligns tame citrusy hops, barley crackers and lightly caramelized cereals onto a levelled leafy, wooden hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the amber-tinged golden.
-The frothy carbonation and healthy residual sugars (for the style) make for a quenching mouthfeel.
-The aroma is not generic even though it is far from being as attractive as the style’s best examples.
-The hops aren’t nearly bright enough to engage the IPA lover in a memorable experience.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3720) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2010
12oz bottle bought in Yosemite National Park. Pours a cloudy orange colour with a small off-white head and nice lacing. Pretty soft aroma of non-descript hops but definitely fruity more than piney. Rather gentle flavour too with the only bitterness really showing up in the finish. Better than expected honestly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
On draft at Mammoth Brewing Co. (Mammoth Lakes, CA): A solid IPA with forgettable characteristics. Spicy, resiny, grapefruit bitter hops backed up by plenty of malts. Creamy mouthfeel. Drinkability: Borders the line of subpar, but just decent. Pairing: Steak-ums. Rebuy: Perhaps to remind myself of what I just rated. #428 on 26042010, DG.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5557) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Nice crisp and hazy copper coloured body with almost ruby tints and a nice thin (one centimetre tall) tan head. Aroma of fresh soapy, piney and lightly citrusey hops with a lot of alcohol tucked in, some fresh apricots and a robust large body. Medium-bodied; Assertive citrus and piney hop flavour with a good but understated malt backbone and a quick and large flash of hops up front faded off with some apricots and alcohol, but a relatively mild finish. Aftertaste shows the glimmer of the hops, but no malt, sweetness or alcohol in the finish, just a lingering dryness, which is nice, but not stellar. Overall, a good traditional IPA, nothing too special, but definitely not a let down. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, California on 18-May-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 07-March-2010.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottled, clear light brown/dark yellow pour with large tan head, aroma of piney hops with faint malt breadiness, prominent spruce hops on palate with faint malt sweetness, clean/crisp finish, not as overly watery as their pale, mellow as expected from from true ipa

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