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RATINGS: 438   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 4, 2007
(can - 12 oz) Medium copper color with a thick tan head. Aroma is very well balanced. Good mix of malts and hops with a touch of caramel. Flavor is more malt than hops, but thereís some hops underneath it with a smooth middle and a slightly bitter but quickly fading finish. Quite tasty but could use a bit more flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2007
Bonus can courtesy of jjpm74. Malty-earthen aroma with bits of herbal hops thrown in. Flavor is heavy on the malt side - more English IPA like - with enough grassy-herbal hop taste to mix things up nicely. Smooth, easy-drinkin. All good IPAs should come in a nice looking can.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Copper Coloring with Off White Frothy Head. Musty Malt and Hops on the Nose. Thick Creamy Mouthfeel. Oily Body...Musty Malt Foundation and Drying Hops Balancing out...Musty, Lightly Oily Dry Ending. Some Grainy and Caramel Malt Detectable After a Few Sips. Interesting IPA, to be Sure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2007
From a can. Aroma primarily piney hops. Poured amberish. Flavor is all hops, a tad of toasted malts but really itís hops. Palate was nice crisp a little oily. Overall, can anything be said for good beer in a can. Damn good. Thanks jjpm74 for sending this along in trade.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2007
From a stubby 12 oz. can with a short blurb on the side, no freshness date, sampled after a few hours in the refrigerator in a pint glass. Poured a reddish golden orange with a small, tight foamy off-white head that settled into a thin, slightly sudsy lacing. Aromas of fresh pine needles and herbs, a light citrus rind and sweet grainy malts at the edges. Good, steady moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry, hop sick, smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel. A nice mix of hops, unique tasting, chewy herbal Noble hops, pine sap with dry needles, citrus rind, the hops have a lingering soft bitterness, an underneath toasted grainy, sugary malts, just enough sweetness to let you know they exist, the alcohol flavor flashes briefly at the end, and a dry hoppy, grainy finish. Easy, smooth drinkability, a good change of pace IPA, well worth trying.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Deliciously hoppy aroma. Fine chestnut body. Surprisingly depth of flavour with hops, malt, molasses... Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6433) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2007
Can. Another IPA in a can? Sure, why not? Brig íem on! Pours a clear orange-amber with a huge lasting frothy off-white head. Nice lacing. Good looking beer. Mild but nice aroma of caramel malt and citrus hops. Flavour of toasted malt, pine & citrus hops and a slightly bitter finish -- all nicely balanced and easy to drink. Medium bodied. Definitely one of the better IPAs in a can -- recommended!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Can. (Yes!). Poured clear orange/copper with a substantial frothy off-white head, leaving stripes of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with a mild citrus hop essence and a bit of soapiness. Malty flavor of caramel with some tame and understated citrus and pine hops. Has an underlying earthy flavor (sassafras - bubblegum -rootbeer). Medium bodied, though the mouthfeel thins out after a while. While Iím craving more hops here, this is one of the better canned beers Iíve tried. Extra point for the can.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Can from jah noth. Hazy copper body, medium creamy off-white head. Rich hoppy aroma with citrus, pine, and earthy notes, backed by sweet malts. Toasty body with notes of Cheerios and bitter, piney hops. Well-balanced and complex. The rich malt character really lifts this beer; this could pass for a hopped-up Irish Ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1970) - 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.


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