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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Our IPA is created from a base of Pale and Crystal malts and is aggressively hopped throughout the brewing process with a final hop addition in the conditioning vessel. A beautiful flowery hop aroma will greet you as you dive into this hop lover’s dream. A middle caramel malt presence balances high hop bitterness with hop flavor end to end... learn to love hops! (Editor’s Note: originally brewed by Humboldt Brewing Company under the name "Humboldt IPA Nectar" until their acquisition by Firestone Walker.)


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Just came across this at Firestone Brewery. A very strong flavored IPA, which is great. The taste and smell of this IPA are great. For the potency of this it was very smooth and easy to drink. This has to be one of the better IPA’s i’ve had so far since the venture into craft brews.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Not a bad beer by any means just little stood out compared to other IPAs. Moderately hoppy nose and flavor, but with nothing outstanding or remarkable to really comment on. Your average IPA is basically what this is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3418) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 18, 2007
From Northcoast Coop this was a 12 oz bottle that when poured into a glass showed up somewhere between golden and amber with a nice big foamy head that left good lacing. Great IPA nose of hops, citrus, flowers, light malts and pines. Mouthfeel was very nice and flavors were much like the nose. Good finish with just the right amount of bitterness and great flowery tinges. Darn good IPA. Seemed really fresh. Glad I bought a six pack....five more to go.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Felt like a humming bird drinking this flowery beer. Smelled of citrus and fresh hops. Poured light amberish with medium head. Tasted like it smelled, very little malt going on.. not too bitter and plenty of fresh hop taste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2562) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Tap @ The Bistro’s IPA Festival 8/6/05. Dark golden color with a tan head. Malty, semi-sweet flavors, mild hops. An even balanced IPA.
Earlier Rating: 11/29/2003 Total Score: 3.3
Tap @ Bistro 6th Annual IPA Festival (August 9, 2003). Clear amber color with a smooth bitter sweet fruity flavor. Dry finish with a hop aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1784) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
(on tap)amber with a light white head that left nice lacing.nice hoppy aroma and flavor.pine and citrus married a tiny bit of malts.this is a fine ipa.
Earlier Rating: 12/4/2004 Total Score: 3
amber color with a white head.not much aroma.first sip was a little sweet,and then a little citrus style hops kicked in at the end.not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2229) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Hoppy aroma; somewhat perfumy, but nice. Fresh and floral. Clear amber body with a very slightly off-white head. Quickly, but not fully diminishing head. No lace. No haziness. First sip suggests more of an APA than an IPA. Second sip hops come through. This is a very drinkable and smooth IPA with exceptional balance. Whenver I saw the Nectar Ales before, I thought, perhaps subconsiously, that they were nectar or juice and stayed away. Looking for a new IPA six pack, I saw this and decided to give it a shot. Pleasant surprise. This is a session beer if there ever was one. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2006
GABF-pours a thin offwhite head with orangy color. Aroma is light citrus hops-grapefruit, secondary malt. Taste is light citrus hops-grapefruit balanced nicely with malt. Smooth. Mild carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3177) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Fiery orange-red body, thick off-white head, leaves nice lacing. Aroma of grapefruity and piney hops residues and toast. Flavor is a swirl of floral and citrusy hops, with a bitter, earthy finish. Creamy, soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (656) - Pasadena, California, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Tap. Good and crisp single IPA. I have had so many double ipa’s lately that a single was very light. Not to take that away from this, it tasting very fresh, and the hop was right up front just like I like a single ipa. Would order again.


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