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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Only true hop-heads apply! Our I.P.A. is copper colored and big in hop bitterness, flavor and aroma, using an enormous amount of Northern Brewer and Cascade hops to create a very refreshing ale.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2004
The aroma is of hops and grass. The color is dark orange and it has a fine lazing head. The flavor is sweet aroma hoppy as well as bitter with notes of grass and oil. A lovely beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
Dull copper colour. Big earthy hop aroma with lots of caramelly malts. Earthy, hoppy flavour, moderate bitterness, with hints of caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2005
(12oz bottle) Lightly hazed copper body topped by a big off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, floral, grapefruit, peach, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, orange, floral, some peach, faint lime. Pretty solid bite. Smooth medium body with some resin. Could stand for a bit of rounding, but still, this is a pleasant beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2007
on tap-pours a clumpy off white head that laces and slight hazy gold color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops-grapefruit, bitter, resin, faint malt. OK carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/12/2003
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Hickory, NC

opaque orange, sweet grapefruit aroma, lots of citrus grapefruit flavor with a sweetness that’s like sugar on your morning grapefruit, nice long low bitter finish, does not hold up to the bottom of the glass
-------- /> Date: 08/13/2005
Mode: draft
Words: Mellow Mushroom
Words: Asheville

ditto, holds up better but looses the citrus and becomes a great sweet and bitter ipa
-------- /> Date: 01/18/2006
Mode: bottle

lots of bitterness and not so much sweetness
-------- /> Date: 08/30/2006
Mode: bottle

sweet soapy carmel malt aroma, muted hop flavor, good carmel sweetness, must be an aged sample
-------- /> Date: 12/12/2006
Mode: bottle

turns into a nice bitter pale ale, looses the citrus and even most of the sweetness,
-------- /> Date: 12/18/2006
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub

clear copper, fine white head, solid lace, sweet citrus aroma, creamy body, rich hop flavor followed by tons of bitterness, enough caramel sweetness to provide a bit of a backbone but it’s all about the hops, best sample yet but still needs more hop flavor than the bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+/4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9089) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Draft... Hazy, apricot ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. Malty, floral aroma. Heavily bitter flavor... grapefruit rind, plastic and toffee. Medium-bodied and oily with moderate carbonation. Finishes bitter as hell. Surprisingly good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in a trade with BigErn (thanks!). Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of earth, floral / fresh green hoppiness, and faint caramel peaking its way through in the background. Tastes of caramel, citrus, and some floralness. Body a tad on the thin side.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2006
Hazy deep golden colour. Very sweet and slightly buttery aroma. Caramel, butterscotch and some orange citrus. Flavour is fruity and citrusy but the fat buttery notes really kill this one for me. Medicinal and aspirin-like. Not a fan.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #138. Draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy amber color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of floral hops, mild citrus, doughy malts. The taste is citrus hops, mild biscuit malt. Thin bodied, lingering bitterness.


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