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RATINGS: 938   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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2003
Hazy copper body topped by a small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit complemented by pine and light floral. Taste is grapefruit bitter for the most part, but floral/earthy bitterness shows up at the end. Medium body, bit of chewiness. It's a good beer, but there's not enough malts backing the hops, and not enough of a hop monster to overcome the malt shortcomings.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Rebadged as the House brew at the Stray Dog Tavern in New Buffalo, MI. Bronze in collor with a minimal head and a powerful first hop aroma. A very bitter and hoppy brew that was an utter shock as most "house beers" are pretty tame and lame. The beer finishes clean and fresh with a sufficient malt back to complement the huge dose of "C" hops. Really tasty.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwellplum (54) - USA - AUG 17, 2003
More malt than hop, a little disappointing. Unfiltered with plenty of yeast floaties. A short lived thin head, just not what I was hoping for from an IPA. I really need the hops.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2003
underhopped for the style, bunch o crap floating about even with a careful pour, aroma was awful, but it tasted fine, but nothing i'd buy again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2003
very cloudy golden orange color. very crisp citrusy aroma. light-moderate malt presence. lemony/grapefruit flavors. slightly astringent aftertaste. lots of floaties, but just a hair thin, but still delicious

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2003
(On tap at the 2003 Michigan Brewers Fest)Super fresh, clean, American hops aroma, and quite smooth. Heavily hopped - not surprisingly, I enjoyed it!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2883) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
Sampled at Ashley's in Ann Arbor after the MIBG Fest. Bronze colour, floral hops in the aroma and flavour, creamy mouthfeel. Average.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Why do I like this better than Big Hearted? It certainly has a similar wild drying out affect in the mouth. But I think here the hops pause in their mad dash across the palate to let the other goodies catch up.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2474) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Muddy light bronze. Creamy layer of dense white froth. Lovely (but predictably American) floral, coniferous aroma. Undertones of vanilla, fresh bread, yeast, lemon zest, orange, and herbs. Soft, tiny bubbled carbonation. Very crisp. Herbal, piney hops alongside notes of lemon zest, rose petals, phenol, and a luscious malt foundation. Phenols are squelched by the caramel malt. Dry finish of luxurious bready malts, caramel, pine, and tingly acidity. A hugely hoppy and floral, yet balanced example that provides an abundance of piney hop belches.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
the aroma of this reminded me of those 18 springs i experienced in Muskegon, just north of Holland, very rainy, piney, floral scent to it, it was rather cloudy just as the springs are too there, the flavor was nice and hoppy and full of citrus, a lil malty which helps it feel more satisfying that most IPA's that usually leave you dried out


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