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RATINGS: 838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Ready to buck convention? We took the traditional IPA, originally shipped from Englad to India in the 1700s, and made it bolder and more flavorful - American style. We've added new varieties of highly aromatic American hops to create a distinctive bitterness profile and an incredible hop character. Hop on, hold tight, and enjoy the ride!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11665) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Golden with a lasting white head. Aroma of peach, apricot and pine. Sweet and fruity flavour with a hoppy bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2009
The pour was clear and copper with a nice off-white head that produced good lacing. The aroma was dominated by herbal, spicy hops with some light floral and citrus coming through. The flavor followed suit, with the herbal, floral hops dominating over citrus with only a touch of sweetness. Easy drinking, clean finish. An enjoyable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobbo16 (22) - Copley, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2009
very nice IPA. Drank copious amounts on a recent trip to the mountains. Hop aroma is a nice anticipation for the taste. My brother and I both noted that the citrus and pine hoppy flavor made the bitterness less intense. Best of both worlds.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Russo (1791) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2009
amber color with a nice white head, aroma is hoppy and herbal. Flavor is malty and bitter. Mouthefeel is bitter and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Pours a coppery orange with a thin beige head and a big hoppy aroma. Flavor is rich and malty with lots of pine and citrus hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2536) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a golden light amber with a little head and aromas of grass, citrus and honey. Flavor is heavily malty with floral hops and not quite enough bite to it. There is a little bit of a grassy side to it as well, but it has me wondering whether this is old or stored poorly...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2009
I saw this when I was in Nebraska for a weekend and decided to give the 6 pack a try. Pours orange with a thin off white head. Nice hoppy aroma and flavor. Heavy citrus and pine flavor, oily, but incredibly easy to drink. Was a very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle at ACBF. Aroma of huge, resinous, leafy, piney hops, citrus oil hops, most notable is the oil and resin quality. Flavor focuses on that again and also has a big, sticky maltiness that in most beers would be a syrupy distraction, but in this one works so well with the hop character. In your face, and good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
funkadelicone (7) - USA - JUN 27, 2009 does not count
This is my favorite IPA to drink. Great drinkability. Great nose, an amazing grapefruit zest, and a bite. I love this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GardenGabe (136) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Pour is pure gold with a dense creamy almost off white head. Head settles quickly but leaves good lacing. Strong citrus nose, mostly grapefruit. Initial taste is a slight syrupy sweetness. The sweetness is immediately replaced spice (cloves and anise). Bitter finish which evaporates off the tongue.


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