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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This one's a beauty; a rich and full bodied India Pale Ale with complex malt character blended with cascade and noble hops. The end result is a beer that satisfies the "hop head" out there and won't chase away the newcomer. Drink it. It's good.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1334) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Pours a copper color. Aroma is pine and grapefruit. Flavor is balanced. Doesn’t have the hop bite finish of a lot of IPA’s. However, that doesn’t detract from this beer as it’s very drinkable. A nice surprise here. I look forward to trying some more New England beers, provided they sell them here in MN (haven’t seen any others as of yet).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Can courtesy of jjpm74. Poured a deep coppery amber with a chewy-looking cap of beige head. Sweet aroma of grapefruit and toasty caramel with a well-blended combo of floral and pine hoppage. Flavor picked up the caramel and some sweet grapefruit sugars at the core with moderately bitter pine, grapefruit, and floral notes at the edges. Very nice balance and remarkably drinkable... not over the top in any facet.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 22, 2007
Can of unknown volume.
Fiery amber, medium thin fizzed top. 2+
Quiet good fresh combo of citric high alpha hops, meadow hay of bohemians and rich sweet malts.
Medium bodied, alcohol blend with hops . Slightly earthy. Balanced malt base. Neat surprise from can. Good classic IPA with light hint of old world.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2007
En fût chez Willimantic Brewing Company. Robe cuivrée aux reflets rouges très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche qui s’estompe. Arômes de caramel et de fruits. Saveurs de houblon fruité, épicé et résineux et de malt caramel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2007
can, thanks to holdenn for pawning this off on me to rate. pours clear amber with white head. nose is sorta smoked grass hops, some caramel. flaovr isn’t very bitter, is watery, like fresh cut grass and some caramel. not good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerio (48) - USA - MAY 10, 2007
We all know that it is extremely fucking difficult to find a ggod beer in a can...Fuckin-A.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 can drunk on 4/20. Amber/ copper color with nice fuffy off white head. The aroma was of light malt and light hops. The taste was pretty good with roasted malts and hops mingling together. Also some chcolate notes were detected. Lacing all the way down glass. Better than I expected.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2007
12 oz can thanks to Ty5592. I like IPAs out of the can this one might be a little old though. Sweet malts in the nose some citrus and hop. Light bodied and the flavor reflects the nose. Some hints of bitterness citrussy sweet. Decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Can; and I kept it real by drinkin from the can. Pretty nice citrus hop aroma; only slightly metallic. The flavor was similar but hop finish was metallic and a little grassy. The malt was smooth; and overall the beer was slightly creamier than most IPAs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Amber body, white head, malty nose with some citric hops. Less hoppy than many; well-balanced, good malt character, with moderate hop character.


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