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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1897) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Pour is amber with a big creamy head of large and small bubbles. Nice lacing. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. As the description says, the hoppiness isnít enough to chase off the newcomer, but enough to satisfy the craving of the hop head. Flavor is rich with caramel malts and a nice cleansing bitterness. This is an all-around very drinkable and enjoyable beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2007
This is a SOLID IPA. It has great hoppy notes along with a deep rich color. I can get floral notes aloing with some caramel and chocloate flavors....KILLA!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Very hazy deep cherry brown body with a small creamy off-white head. Strong floral hops aroma. Floral hops dominating the flavor with a light caramel background.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2007
12 oz. can from slob, thanks for this new IPA dude! Pours a beautiful clear, deep ruddy copper color with a large and fluffy beige head. Aroma is heavy with toasty and caramel malts, with floral and citrus hoppiness quite evident as well. Somewhat mild flavor features toasty and sweet citrus fruity malts, as well as herby and citrus hops with a tingly grapefruit rind finish. I think the commercial description line "wonít chase away the newcomer." is apt, as the flavor though pleasant, is not as bold as I typically like in an IPA. Medium body and gentle carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2390) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Clear amber, large head, decent lacing and retention. Very resiny aroma with pine, flora, spices, grapefruit, citrus and caramel. Flavor brings this, medium body, usual bitterness. Did they use the Phoenix hop here? It sorta reminds me of Weyerbacher 11. Different from a lot of IPAs Iíve had, but not really my style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Poured a clear effervescent amber with a large frothy white head. Nice aroma of candy coated pine cones and some peppery spiciness. Flavor is clean and rather hoppy but feels a bit mild, with some pine and grass coming through leading to a bitter and dry finish without a lot of specific hop flavors. Overall a nice easy-drinking IPA, but Iíll admit I was looking forward to a bit more hop depth. Still, a good IPA if youíre thirsty, and the can is awesome.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 14, 2007
UPDATED: APR 19, 2008 Moderate to heavy citrus hop aroma leaning towards the grapefruit side. Clear golden color. Slight head. Less hop bite than youíd expect from the aroma finishing smooth. Clean refreshing mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Can: Deep amber color with an off white head. Aroma, grassy and herbal, some caramel and rye notes as well. Flavor, Molasses, some dry earthy bitterness on the finish. This was surprisingly good, not overly hoppy, but a nice contrast of some roasted notes from the malts, and just enough dry bitter hop notes to make it pop. Glad I bought six of em.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
Can (12oz). Well the score is pretty high, could this be the Daleís Pale of IPAs? Pours a nice cloudy fairly deep amber with a solid, lasting creamy-rocky straw-coloured head. Has a very UK-style IPA aroma, only the hops are amped up - thereís rye/oatmeal grain character, but mostly herbal, almost sour hops, quite acidic. The taste - once you get past an initial tang of metal from the can (Iím just not sure about cans, sorry, Iím just not the more I try them), you get bold cereal malt and pine duff dryness backing up a solid but not overpowering alpha hit of the hops from the aroma - it finishes bitter, but not monstrous, and the grain sweetness from the cereal malt comes out with some orange zest - really nice. Average body, solid carbonation, acidity and astringency are noted, not much alcohol character, a slight pine resin aftertaste is residual effect - if you have to grab a canned IPA you probably couldnít do better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2007
pours a solid foamy tan head and copper color. Aroma is citrus hops, secondary medium malt. Taste is citrus hops-some bitter, secondary medium malt-some caramel, nice American style IPA. OK carbonation.


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