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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!


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 (1161) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2607) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Medium sized beige head with fair retention and a surprising amount of sticky patchy lace. Lightly hazy gold colored ale. Nose, lightly citrusy and piney with some light malt notes. Body is medium, lightly oily and resiny, soft carbonation. Decent fruity flavors, some apricot and peach along with notes of citrusy hops and a mild graininess backing them up. Lightly sweet caramelly notes, dried fruits and an understated hop bitterness that seems to work well with this brew. Decent IPA i,d say. Props to beersandblues2 for the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3917) - - SEP 21, 2008
hazy pale orange/gold under medium sized frothy off-white head. no lacing. mandarin-peach hop aroma. mostly citrus, lightly floral. moderately malty with no real distinctness. hops are bitter and powerful with orange-pine. light bodied refreshing palate.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5012) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Great hazy golden orange coloured body with a nice perfect sized dense tan head - this is what an IPA should look like! Aroma of fresh grapefruit, pine, citrus, malt, yeast and a bit of grassy hops. Full-bodied; Strong assertive hop flavour up front with a potent alcohol taste and a dark maltiness fading to a bitter hoppiness - very strong for the style! Aftetaste shows the bitterness, alcohol and malt. Overall, this is almost an Imperial IPA, but shows good character. I’d sample this again, but I prefer the lighter IPAs, that are ’more traditional’! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased on 25-March-2008 at Goebel Liquor in Wichita, Kansas, sampled on 13-September-2008 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2008
12oz bottle thanks to Mentor. Pours a clear, pale yellow with a thin white head. This one had a nose of orange rind citrus. Taste was same as smell with orange rind citrus prominent and pine as well. Had a medium mouthfeel with some bitter finish. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12136) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Bottle from D&J Liquor in St. Louis, MO. Slightly hazy amber color with a good off-white head. Lots of floral/citrus hop aroma over some slightly roasted caramel. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is quite florally hoppy with touches of pine and citrus - or maybe they are canceling each other - whatever, it’s hoppy. The finish is nicely bitter. It’s a very good drink.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11686) - 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.


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