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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Appearance: Pours a clear yellow with a fluffy dense beige head. Aroma: A large burst of simcoe,slightly catty, floral, citrusy goodness. Taste: A mouthful of dank citrusy hops, and then a Kolsch like grainy husky flavor in the finish. Mouthfeel: On the thin side, but slightly sticky. Overall: A wonderful, sessionable hop experience.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (934) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 2, 2010
On draft at Yosemite National Park. Nice copper gold color with a small white head that gives way to a ring of foam with a lace middle. Aroma of cascade hops explode out of the glass. Monster nose with lots of floral scents. Taste of balanced hop and malt on the initial palate follows through with both loads of bitterness and nice floral flavors. The mouthfeel is a little disjointed from the jolt of hops on the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Unfortunately, this wasn’t a very Epic IPA, or maybe the name set my expectations too high. Light clear amber. Grassy hops on the nose. Plasticy, grassy, and a little citrussy hops on the palate. Thin feel. The bitternes from the hops was there, but the flavor wasn’t good. To acutely bitter, without enough flavor and aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Unclear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange, acidic citrus - orange notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet, light fruity acidic and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091122]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is solid pinewood hoppy and grapefruity. Sweet and citric to acidic hops flavoured. Grapefruity and pinewood hoppy. Bitter and citric finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Hazy amber with a medium off white head. Hoppy aroma with toasted malt, caramel and mild lacto notes. Flavour had hops, sour berries, malt and lacto. Could work out with a sour IPA. Finished sour.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of JohnC. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Fat and juicy peachy hop aroma. Medium body, caramel and peachy hops with a distinct tartness - bordering sour. Hoppy finish. It may have survived a journey from Britain to India, but it didn’t make it from California to Denmark! 221109

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2009
12oz bottle bought in Mammoth. Solid balanced IPA that won’t blow your mind, but is enjoyable enough to sip on. Spicy hops and light caramel malts to balance.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daleharshman (882) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Bomber purchased at brewery while on a mountain biking trip to Mammoth. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a small white head. Mellow hoppy aroma of pears and light citrus, light mango. The nose is promising but there is something off in the flavor. The flavor is dominated by bitterness and simply not very balanced. It’s a spicy kind of hop bitterness. Not sure if they need to change the hop profile or simply balance it better with the malt. Not unpleasant, just not quite where it should be.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
12oz bottle. Light amber color with some sediment from the bottle conditioning, capped by a clinging head. OK, this is where it gets weird. This is two shades away from being a great IPA, but something with the hop combo they use gives it this spicy, oniony vegetal aroma and flavor that just does not really work. The aroma has a nice hop intensity. The flavor has a nice dry, toasted malt base, higher bitterness, and plenty of hop flavor. The hops are spicy and floral, and if it werent for the vegetal character, I really think I would love this beer. Hopefully this is a crop quirk that might go away in the next year because it feels like this is a well made beer.


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