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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Despite the ban on women in the Union Army, Elizabeth Newcomb fought in the Civil War. Bill, as she was known, dressed as a man and saw combat in several battles. We have named our India Pale Ale after Elizabeth because its looks are deceiving. Although light in color, it is fully hopped with a bold, bitter taste. This beer is not for the rookie ale drinkers, and certainly would have been a favorite of Elizabeth’s.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2009
On tap at the Foundry in KC. Pours a clear copper body with a finger-width, creamy, white head that dissipates slowly and remains pretty lacy. Not bad looking. The aroma is minimal, but what there is has a sharp hop bitterness and a bit of sweet maltiness. The flavor on the other hand is noticeable, however, not necessarily in a good way. There is a pronounced, harsh hop bitterness that dominates this beer. Very earthy and piney. Not a lot of maltiness to this making it pretty unbalanced. Palate is dry, harsh, and light. Overall, despite the nice abundance of hops, there is no balance! However, for a local brewpup, it was better than I expected and made for a somewhat enjoyable sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Pours a deep copper. Nice hoppy nose. Nice hop malt balance and very consistent.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2008
STL Microfest. Pours copper with a light white head. The aroma has dry caramel malt, earthy hops and diacetyl. Medium body with nice carbonation for the style, but it has a definite watery feel. The flavor starts off with earthy hops, harshness, diacetyl and a dirtiness to the hops and malt. The finish is all dirty hops (probably chinook). Fair at best.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1513) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Filtered, dark copper color, small thick head. Nice dry hopped nose. A bit cold. Bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. Nice hop profile and solid body. Full flavor going down. A solid IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (3921) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Surprisingly good IPA. Strong hops. A good local brewpub beer that had a nice bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2007
This beer is lightly hazy and deep amber in color. It is topped by half an inch of white foam, providing good head retention and spotty lacing. A mildly hoppy aroma is no big deal. The first couple of sips left me somewhat unimpressed. Decent enough but no big deal. Then about half way through the glass, a really nice spicy hop character came out (perhaps as the beer warmed?). The hops were fresh, tangy, and spicy, with hints of citrus. Although it wasn’t an exceptionally bitter beer at 45 IBUs, the malt was mainly for balance. I suppose you could call it lightly toasted and on the dry side, but again, mainly for balance and providing a medium body. This beer is moderately carbonated, with a long clean citrus aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. The body was medium gold with a chunky and slightly off white head. The aroma was grapefruit with some light bread. The taste had some unbalanced grapefruit rind with almonds. There was also some burnt bread crust. This was another lifeless beer at the brewpub. This needs some more malt body.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
theisti (3217) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2006
On tap at brewpub (KC). Nice IPA, bright hoppy aroma and initial taste. Malt is present in the body, and there are more hops in the clean / dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Draught pint at the St Louis Park, MN location, October 8 2006. Darkish dirty amber with little head....faintly hoppy aroma, bit of caramel swirling amidst the citric PNW notes, orange mostly....bitter orange again on the tongue, not bad at first but a chalky/dirty somewhat stale character creeps in and the beer finishes dusty-dry and pretty dull.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Nice, I like the British style IPAs the older that I get. I enjoy this one immensely, although it was a bit lighter than I liked, has some nice bitterness, and s mooth and not overly sweet maltiness, that melds well with the bittering hops.


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