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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!


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Bottle… Clear golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Big time grapefruit notes rest upon an undercurrent of pine, caramel and toffee. Light to medium-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and sluggish carbonation. Well-balanced. Citrusy, earthy hop flavors. Lightly tart. Modestly bitter, drying finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Thanks to BlackForestCO for the bottle!
Pours copper with a short-lived, foamy white head. Nose is full of herbal hop, some grapefruit and slight pine as well. Flavor is consistent here, loads of hop and floral outweighing the slight malts. This is really good beer for straightforward, delicious hop juice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bonus beer from Irishboy, pours beautifil golden copper with a cream colored head. Rich nose with pineapple and grassy hops along with some caramel malt. The flavor is grassy hop and a bit fruity. Mellow finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3826) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 30, 2008
12 oz bottle from Supermarket Liquors, Cheyenne, WY; Nose of piney and citrusy hops, caramel, and some guava fruitiness; lightly hazy darker gold with a medium, glass-lacing, off-white head; flavor is lightly bitter pine, caramel with some sweetness, and a light vanilla note; finish light bitterness and vanilla. unusual flavor notes for an IPA!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pilsnerrogge (2491) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2008 Bottled: I could sit here and try to explain the complexities of the aromas and the flavours but it is much easier to put it this way: The hoppines is just insane!!! and I love it!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear deep golden with a dense, off-white head leaving some lacework. Lovely peachy hop aroma. Medium body with lightly sweet caramel and fruit. Ends with a dry hop bite. A very clean and harmonious IPA. 200908

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2008
On tap. Pours a light gold color. Smells of pine and citrus. Tastes of grapefruit and pine. Very well balanced.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1078) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Thanks to BeerandBlues2 for hooking me up with this... Awsome minty pine aroma with a touch of fruit (banana maybe). Very mild fruity hoppyness. Light amber in color. Overall, this is a damn good IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2008
I love this beer. I am becoming quite a hop head, but this is a very balanced beer. It is strong, but so drinkable. It is on the pricey side, but so worth it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Pour is a light, golden copper with a thick white head that fades to lacing. A beautiful floral hop aroma. Also some fruity aromas that blend nicely. A strange flavor...fruity with floral hops. Has a malty balancer. Palate is bitter but has a smooth, creaminess and a medium body. A very decent IPA.


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