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RATINGS: 432   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6271) - 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 (3179) - 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 (1912) - 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 (2416) - 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 (1908) - 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.


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