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RATINGS: 811   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2008
bottle thanks to acrdz. golden amber with a thin layer of cream head. grapefruits, hops and floral notes. good thickness and a very smooth hop flavor with an almost perfect bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2008
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.
Clear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (210808)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Very pronounced aroma of spruce, grapefruit and sweet malt. Delicious and balanced. Not too bitter or too sweet with a nuanced blend of piney hops, malt, citrus, nectar and spice, Nice lacing-gold color. It has very vibrant hop profile without being excessively bitter. Mental note-drink more of this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7235) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
Draught. Low but lasting creamy off-white head. Hazy amber body. Powerful hops aroma and flavor with high carbonation and a long dry bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Elegant lemon resin nose with lavender. Deep orange hue with a frothy long lasting head. Rich biscuit toffee sweetness with herbaly hops for a nice balance. Well-carbonated, medium mouth feel, lovely piney finish. Well-made IPA with just the right amount of restraint and expression of balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
(bottle from irishboy)clear bronze in color with not much head.aroam of perfume,grapefruit,and oranges.flavor is basically the same with a slight soapy hop profile.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (1958) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Bottle courtesy of acrdz.

Nice amber pour, tons of long-lived lacing. Really nice citric aroma, but the flavor is a letdown afterward. Chalky malts, slightly sour-grassy hops that come off understated in comparison to the stage set by the aroma. Not bad, perfectly drinkable, but nothing like an IPA standout.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9558) - Vero Beach, 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 (3474) - 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 (1640) - 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.


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