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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A hearty and bitter pale ale.


3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 1, 2004
I knew this was going to be a good one as soon as I cracked the cap. Huge hop aroma hits the nose. Fresh and citrusy bouquet makes my mouth water. Nice slightly murky amber color with medium head, fully lasting. Flavor of hops rinses across the tongue. The high alcohol of this beer never even crosses the mind. Lovely cascade aftertaste lingers in the mouth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Combined notes from draft and bottled tastings. Medium orange, nice head. Big aroma of orange, grapefruit, and pine. Grapefruit hops melt into resinous, spicy finish. Just enough malts to balance. Earthy notes in there too.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Draft. Amber color with little head. Aroma has slight citrus hops. Taste shows lots on pine tar and citrus with a moderate toffee malt backbone. Slight off-taste in the finish, but otherwise dry with a hop lingering.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Poured a coppery color with an average sized off-white head. The smell of this beer is amazing. Very hoppy nose, citrus and pine. Flavor does not quite live up to the aroma but is still very good. Not quite as hoppy as expected but well balanced. Creamy mouthfeel and dry finish. A great session beer.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Lovely, flora Cascade aroma. Clear auburn color with a bit of a fluffy head. Creamy mouthfeel, but not nearly the creaminess of alesmith. Nice bitterness that lingers.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Big cascade hop aroma, dark copper hue. Flavor is a little lacking up front, but good behind. Bitter throughout, a good example of a quality IPA. Not overdone, right balance of mild fruit with bitter WC hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - AUG 24, 2003
22 oz. brown bomber. No freshness date seen. Tastes fresh, though. Poured out a dull copper color, with some chill haze evident. Aromas mostly of hops. Spicy, resinous, pine-like hops. Corriander aromas prevelent also. Fast fading white head left a ring of bubbles around the rim of the glass. Tastes of piney, resinous hops, and strong malts in the backbone. Finishes slightly sweet, coating the tongue with a thin syrup-like consistency. A really good IPA in my book. It is worth seeking out, if you can find it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Great hop aroma...even smells bitter. Good hop flavor with just enough malt to balance. Not terribly over hopped like many of its American counterparts. Overall, a very well balanced brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jschlunt (8) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 3, 2003 does not count
A great beer, plenty of hops, but not too much. I travel home all the time just to stock up on Marin Brewing Co. beers. The IPA has a really get flavor, with plenty of body and nice dry finish. Highly recommend

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2003
Dense amber body, excellent head formation and retention. Plenty of fruitiness especially orangee in the aroma, cascade shines through. A trademark CIPA albeit a little light in body and depth. Tropical fruit and lemon flavor with a dry bitter finish.


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