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RATINGS: 940   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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Is insanely dry hopped with Centennial Hops. This pale copper colored ale has a flowery hop aroma and a bold hop bitterness. Hop Heads Only Please!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2004
4/9/04: Bottle.
Heavy, piney hop aroma with a tinge of grapefruit. Orange-brown body with a slightly dirty-white colored head. Lacing. Plenty of hops to taste. Pine tree with a bit of lemon. Long bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2004
On tap. Light orange colored with little head. Strong citrus hop aroma. Flavor is crisp with a lasting bitterness. Weak malt and hop flavor profile. Thin palate is a little disappointing. A good American IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2004
**Sampled at Piccadilly Beverage Shops with Zach in Champaign** poured a really light pale gold. The smell was crisp with some floral hops. Flavor is like a pale ale taken down a notch as opposed to up on a notch on the hop scale like an IPA should be. The hops are nowhere in the neighborhood of good IPAs like Bell's Two Heart, Dreadnaught, or Avery IPA. The mouthfeel is thin and uneventful. The drinkability is high because while it is not too hoppy it is also not offensive. I think it should also be noted that this brew does not live up to the hype printed on its own packaging, it appears New Holland is very, very proud of themselves.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5341) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Poured a super hazy orange color with a nice ring of bubbles around the edge. Aroma of cinnamon(?!?), but then the usual citrus hop aroma. Taste did not live up to the aroma, it was a rather weak citrus hop taste. Overall the taste was a bit of a disappointment, nothing overly special here... but it is hazier than any other IPA i've seen.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Hey, now here's an American I.P.A that has balance! Hops are firm and ever-present without being overpowering. This beer could have a bolder malt but it is not watery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2004
This is a very hoppy beer. It's not quite up there with Alpha King, but it is close. It has a hazy coppery color. If you hold it up to light you can see the sediment. It smells good, tastes good, and finishes good. Overall, I like this beer alot. It would be a little better if it had a little more malt to balance it. Put it this way, if you like hoppy beer you will love it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Nice one- Quite decently hoppy, without getting to that weird cigarrette taste that too much hops can sometimes bring.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Aroma is grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit with some floral elements. A bit weak on hops, lacking the bitter bite an IPA should have.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Ya know, I dont know about this one. It seems to be much higher rated than I feel that it is worthy of, but what the hell, thats just my opinion. Darker in color but still golden with some good cloudy ness. lots of hops in the nose and flowery hops in the taste. Nothing outstanding at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Crystal clear, copper body with a quickly fading head. Mild hoppy aroma, slightly malty in the flavor. Good robust and clean. Very refreshing and well-balanced. Crispy, even.


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