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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Left Coast inspired pale ale...solid malt backbone coupled with a Cascade hop citrus snap makes for an enjoyable pint...after pint..after pint.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 13, 2004
6 oz sample at the brewpub. Bright dark amber, good head retention. Light malty nose, honey-apple-lemon character here and in the flavor. Light and mild, little hoppiness that I could detect.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Gently hoppy aroma, with something very pretzel like. The Cascades are very noticeably behind the aroma, with somewhat grassy notes as well. Clear, bright amber/golden with a bit of head around the ring of the glass. A gentle bitterness builds into a finish that makes me circumspect about what this ultimately achieves. (on tap at brewpub)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2003
Smells like a bale of fresh hops. Wonderful aroma. Medium to dark gold in color. Flavor is a great balance between slightly toasted malt, hop spiciness and true, fresh hop flavors. The only thing keeping this from scoring higher is that I wish there was a slight bit more hop twang at the finish. A great session beer for hop lovers.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1843) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Above average APA, but not a complex flavor of its West Coast cousins. If you are ever in Philly check Nodding Head and Oscar's Tavern (both on the same block of Samson).

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2002
good hop smells. Solid but not mind-blowing by any definition.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2040) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Amber in color, lacy white head, fruity & floral aroma, I agree with jca_lbi in that this IPA doesn’t have the ’west coast’ hoppiness as the brewery claims, spicy & hoppy finish, citrusy flavors as well, excellent IPA

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2002
Amber colored body with a sticky white head. Very floral hop nose. They claim that this beer is ’West Coast’ hoppy. I beg to differ. While the aroma hops were very pronounced, the beer lacked depth and complexity, hopwise. Some hints of grass, pine needles and citrus elements present.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2002
Nice floral, hops aroma. Golden honey color, nice head. Smooth carb, watery. Very hoppy to taste, a bit too bitter but clean. Nice IPA with bitter finish. Good beer.


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