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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2004
This was my first stab at a hoppy beer. When my pint showed up, there was little head left but the lacing was great. The aroma, while not too strong, was dominated by the hops. I liked the colour, it was an orangish yellow and was slightly cloudy. The initial taste was very bitter, but it balanced out fairly well with some malt. However the aftertaste was overpowering and was even a bit acidic. I liked the last 1/4 of the beer more than I liked the first 1/4. I’m not sure if this was due to the beer warming a bit, or if I just got used to the bittnerss and hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 28, 2004
Deep golden with thick head. Pine, light fruit, though not a lot of nose. Med weight with bitter dry finish. Light fruit, with a overpowering bitter flavor. Not well balanced, better as it warms.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2004
So so. Not one of my favorite IPA’s. Not bad though. It looked great, like most IPA’s do, but it had an acid-like aftertaste which wasn’t very pleasant. It also doesn’t have the best aroma, which I find most IPA’s too. However, it you’re there, give it a try.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2189) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Perfumy hop aroma with pine and resin notes. Small white head with excellent lacing. Body is a hazy orange. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation. Long finish and heavily bitter. Served with blackened sea bass & jumbo prawns at McCoy’s Brewmaster’s beer dinner in St. Louis Park, MN on 5/18/04. A very nice pairing for a very solid beer, the best McCoy’s beer I have tasted. Contains Fuggle, Pacific Northwest, Centennial and Chinook hops.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2004
GABF '03. There are breweries in Kansas City? This may be the most boring IPA I had a the fest. Golden in color is the best thing I can say about this stuff. Keep trying guys.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Slightly cloudy gold color. Very mild hops aroma, but, wow, a West-coast IPA hops flavor. Still, nicely balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldJack99 (114) - USA - DEC 8, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2003 extremely hopped beer. If you love hops you"d probably like this beer, the hops are kinda bitter and very dominant and I like my IPA"s hoppy but not this hoppy, all you taste is strong hop bitterness. Okay beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2591) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Super citrusy, fruity hop aroma, but a little noticeable malt, too. Hazy light golden amber color, that would make this beer only partially filtered, then. Flavor also has some nice malt sweetness leaking through the hop juices. Very fruity hop flavors. Balanced throughout, even to the aftertaste, which has some pine and lightly bready maltiness. Pretty good!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2008 Fair amount of bitterness matched nicely with a dollop of sweetness. Gorgeous amber/orange color and spicy aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2002
Tasty stuff with heaps of hops. One of the finer IPA’s I have had. Still seemed to have a little sweetness mixed in with all those hops which I liked.


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