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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2011
tester at brewpub Partly cloudy copper body with a long lasting white head. Intense oak, pine and orange zest aroma. Body felt tailor made for a cask conditioning, soft, viscous and oily. This oily texture holds together eathy spices and citrus fruits flavours. The malt is there to support the flavours but not add to them. The carbonation was very soft even by cask standards. As far as american IPAs are concerned this one is more refreshing than aggressive. Very good

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Very hoppy aroma. Nice head, a bit darker than I would expect. Flavor--JESUS, the hops. They really ruined what began as an interesting and hoppy IPA. TOO MUCH HOPS. I like a good hoppy IPA as much as anyone, but there comes a point when you just need to walk away in order to keep some flavor. You should especially be careful with Cascade because it tends to overpower the flavor and aroma of a beer. Good beer, but until they fix the hop problem I probably won't have another.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Good name, but the I found the label to be a bit hideous. Dark brown/red body, mostly clear with a big head and good lacing. Aroma was sweet caramel with citrus peel. Taste was thick smooth malts - almost had a "fluffy" body. Long lingering grapefruit hop. Tasty, but Iíd prefer it to be less thick and have more bite. Found at Chipís, Milepost 6, OBX, June 2005

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with BlueDevil0206, thanks James!) Fragrant, strongly floral, hoppy, sweet and fruity nose presents a slight spiciness as well. The flavor is actually more than just slightly spicy, and I swear Iím reminded a bit of something Belgian, as crazy as that sounds in an IPA. Itís sweet, hoppy, fairly bitter, and very fruity, with a solid flavor of hops coming out more and more as the beer finishes. Itís not really noticeably malty because the other flavors have such presence, but itís clear from the medium body that thereís no shortage of malt in this beer. Thereís a mild crispness in the finish as the hops becomes more assertive. Itís a tad bit overcarbonated, which was also self-evident when I poured the beer into my pint glass and had to do some serious foam sucking to prevent a messy overflow. Though aided by a well-above average number of carbonation bubbles, the light tan head demonstrates amazing retention, holding a quarter-inch layer for the duration of the session, and depositing plenty of beautifully decorative and intricate lace on much of the glass. Golden-amber in color, with a slight haze, but I can still see the carbonation bubbles quite plainly. Not really the kind of IPA I prefer, too floral and sweet, and lacking clear malt flavor, but this has certainly been enjoyable enough. And itís an absolutely beautiful beer to look at.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Poured a slightly hazed golden amber color with a medium off-white head. Floral and perfumey hop aroma. Almost smelled a little minty. Malty underneath. Malty flavor that stops rather quickly and leads to a long bitter finish. The beer is a little on the low side for hop flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Nice floral aroma. As advertised; lots of hops. Doesnít through the balance off too much though. Worth a try if youíve ran out of better stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Golden-orange color, frothy white head with tiny bubbles present, Spicy floral hop notes, smooth mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Cloudy orange. Smooth, creamy, velvety texture. Surprisingly decent malt backbone with a caramel base. Rather stark bitterness with a citrusy bite. Grapefruit and lemon and grass. Flower petal bitterness lingers in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12167) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (4851) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Pours an amber witha tint of gold. Not much of a nose at all to me. A light foamy palate with a hops taste and very light malt. Not a great beer but ok,


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