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RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2011 Bright hazy orange with a thin head. Citrus nose with bready malts, full mouthfeel, bitter ending. Clean tasting beer, not as hoppy as some, but still nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3188) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Draft. Deep ruby color, very little head. Aroma of biscuity malts, some oranges. Sort of a subdued start, with a jolt of hops at the finish, mostly grapefruit, but some oranges and earth mixed in. Not bad, but didn't rock my world.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
My initial thought was that this was a very crisp, well balanced IPA. There really aren't any rough edges on this one. Very dry finish with enough hops overall to warrant an IPA label. But just enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 6, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2005 Orange amber color with a decent light beige head. Nose is sweet malt with a hint of citrus. Flavor starts apricot sweet followed by a light bitterness and fininshing with a moderate bitterness and slightly acidic. It has a dry orange peel aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Had this on draft at the Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA on 9-6-03. WOW! Beautiful copper color with a small tan head. The nose is alive with orange, grapefruit, HOPS, and some malt. The taste brings more of the grapefruit forward along with an almost maple syrup sweetness in the background. Definite hop bitterness too. Finishes well with not too much bitter aftertaste. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 2, 2003
bottle. Very floral and fruity aroma. Had a sharp bitterness. In all it was an average IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2003
Good hopa aroma. Great up front bitterness that carries through the beer quite well. A very good session brew. A good example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2003
classic cascade aroma, medium orange/red, piney resinous hops, stickiness and sweetness mixed into a medium body, a well rounded delightful brew

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2003
UPDATED: APR 15, 2012 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is light to medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent, lightly alcoholic. A bog standard citric, bitter, one-dimensional resin bomb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1399) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2003
Very nic IPA from Humboldt. Wonderful sweet, toasty hop aroma. Nice red-brown appearance with a nice fluffy white head. Nice lacing. Very nice sweet hop flavor, a bit light on the palate due to low ABV. In my opinion, the perfect IPA if looking for lower ABV. Excellent.

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