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RATINGS: 769   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Draft pint at Crescent Moon, Omaha, NE. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart citrus and small malty aroma. Medium body with slick texture. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good drinkable brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Pours a clearish golden amber with a small bubbly white head that showed good retention and left some sporadic lacing. The aroma is like walking into a pine forest, big on the floral hops, with a little bit of lemony citrus hops on top. The sweet bready malt is present if you look below the hop explosion. Lemons are the first thing I notice in the taste, before the sweet malts make a brief appearance. The hops come back in the finish with a nice pine hop aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a hint of hop stickiness. This is a great IPA and would be a staple for me if it was local. Highly recommended!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2008
bottled. pours a hazy copper. with minimal cream head. smells of yeast, hops and citrus peel. flavor of citrus peel abound with a bite like pith from the hops. a good ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2008
Bottle at home ... brougth back from GBBF 08 ... Crisp clear amber ... sweet piney hop ...light sweet fruity hop ... quite a lot of what i think of as american hops ... little light malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2008
A Mes rate: bottle at GBBF.
Bright golden brown coloured with a superb off white head, good lace and in excellent condition. Big grassy aroma with some really good malt, brown sugar and lovely citric character. Well balanced, very American and bloody gorgeous. If all that could follow on into the mouth then this would be absolutely stunning. Sadly it doesn’t. All that there is in the aroma is here but it’s just engulfed by clear notes of fat and oil. It’s such a shame this could be amazing. When all is said and done, I have given this a 3.7 and that certainly denotes a very good beer. Point is it’s almost an incredible one and clearly could be.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homebrewerguy (303) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
pours amber with a good head and lacing, citrus hops assault the nose upon first sampling, taste is of those citrus hops totally, no maltiness to speak of,very mild hopping for an IPA, as stated it truly bucks tradition. A nice offering if you want just American hop flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2611) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
12 oz bottle courtesy BeerandBlues2. Pours a light copper gold with a thick white head. Citrus grassy hop aroma. Light malt and chewy spicy hop taste. Very easy drinking IPA, great balance of the hops and malt, good job!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Bottle pours golden with a white head. Smells of citrus hops permeate around the glass. Has a medium light mouthfeel that stings with carbonation. Flavors of citrus hops abound with a slight caramel sweetness in the background. Overall this is a real nice IPA. American style at its best and really captures the hop flavor real nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3185) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Aroma is very nice, like fresh hops, a little citrusy. A small head sticks around and leaves a nice lace. The beer is clear with an light golden color. The taste is very pleasant and well balanced for an IPA, don’t get me wrong this is hoppy, and has a great bitter flavor, but there is a good malty sweetness in there as well producing a nice fruity balance. Different and good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 Big thanks to BFC for sending this beer to me. Jake said it was a good session IPA, and that is exactly what this one is. In fact, it might really be one of the best session IPA I’ve had, and probably second only to Two Hearted. A big bold hop presence, but lots of malt and caramel to balance things out. Nice mix of floral and bitter hops. Neither one takes control, and they both compliment each other greatly. Not overpowering, but not watery either. And, at 7%, it is perfect for drinking an entire 6er! I was really glad to have tried this. Thanks Jake!!


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