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RATINGS: 616   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 loverís dream. A middle caramel malt presence balances high hop bitterness with hop flavor end to end... learn to love hops! (Editorís Note: originally brewed by Humboldt Brewing Company under the name "Humboldt IPA Nectar" until their acquisition by Firestone Walker.)


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 15, 2005
A floral and moderate hop aroma of citrus. Orangish brown hue with a little swirl of some of the brewers yeast through out the body. Head was firm at first but retreats to a flat line of white foam and tiny bubbles. Somewhat metallic and sensing a syrup like taste. Flavor is of hops, grapefruit, sugar, honey and touch of malt. I liked this more than the other nectars i tried.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2005
really really good, which came as a shock to me as this was just a random pull of the shelf. nice hop flavor and smell, dark amber pour. taste is very refreshing and just in general awesome. something i wish i had more of, but havent seen it sold in my state. nice nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Out of the 12oz bottle this brew pours a dark red/copper, perfectly transparent, with a tall off-white head. This doesnít really match the other ratings below, iím not sure why, but this one is much more dark red. Lots of very floral citrus hops in the aroma with a touch of sweetness. Taste starts with a good malt body up front, finishing with a very nice hop bitterness. Very well balanced IPA, smooth and crisp with a light dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 24, 2004
(12 oz bottle: Whole Foods in La Jolla, CA) Very flavorful and well-crafted IPA with a solid maltiness, mildly sweet, bready, toasty, fruity, and a fairly bitter hops that seems perfectly in balance with the malt. The aromatic and balanced nose is very malty, somewhat bready, and hoppy. Solid, enveloping mouthfeel from the malt, but with modest crispness from the hops, and a lingering flavor that doesnít tire the palate. Dark amber in color and quite cloudy. Smallish off-white head settles to a sheen, but leaves large patches of lacing, much more than youíd expect from the tiny head that remains. This is a very fine IPA, very flavorful, enjoyable, goes down easily. Itís always nice to have a good product be so readily available in beer stores. Need a sixer for a party? Pick up one of these. One bottle for you, and the other bottles are for the five new friends youíll make.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Dark reddish appearance. Spicy, piney citrus aroma. Dry bitter flavor, moderate grapefruit, balanced by sweet pineapple and light biscuity malt. Not too bitter in the finish. A fairly friendly IPA.
Earlier Rating: 3/5/2002 Total Score: 3.6
Full reddish color for an IPA, lightly spiced hoppy nose. Full palate, lightly carbonated, pretty firm maltiness. Bitterness seems to be a little too mild but just rounds out with a light citric quench. Maybe itís the malt thatís a little too heavy for the hops, but thatís not necessarily a bad thing, just what Iíve come to expect.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with an average-sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus, florals, and malts. Flavor is hoppy with some sweetness. Somaewhat bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2004
This IPA pours with an amber body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. Weak aroma with a little sweetness and a touch of hops. Just not good. The flavor is weak too. A little sweet yet bitter and well balanced. Not a whole lot of hop character. Light to medium bodied, smooth and a touch dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2004 Not as big as alot of IPAís Ive had recently but I will accept the change. A well balanced beer with a good hint of malt. Some oranges and grapefruit present in the flavor. This one is bent a bit sour but still nice and bitter. A good one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjg74 (2690) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Pours a nice amber color. Very hoppy aroma. Somewhat sweet, somewhat piney. Nice hoppy flavor, a little fruity as well. Finish a is a little malty. Nice crisp refreshing solid IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Pours a deep amber with a fair amount of cold haze. Medium frothy head that quickly dissipates. No lacing. Aromas of mild cascades and the noble flowery/herbal smell of noble hops. Innitial taste is sweet with a large amount of buttery diacetyl. Some bitterness. Very watery in the middle. Not very bitter in the finish.


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