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RATINGS: 808   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!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2008
12oz. bottle at Table Rock. Pours a clear gold with amber hews and a two finger lasting head that laces all the way down. Aroma mainly of grapefruit and green hops with hints of malt in the back. Flavor is dominated by the green and grapefruit hops, but is balanced well with a light malt middle and an excellent hoppy bitter finish that leaves tou wanting more. Med light bodt, light syrupy texture, lively carbonation, and a wonderful dry mouth feel. A great AIPA with a big hop character that is not too bitter or dry and leaves the beer with a refreshing overtone. Thanks to the guy at Brown Derby International Wine and Spirts for this recomendation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
12 oz bottle sampled at Alesmith BA release line party. Very nice IPA aromas. Grassy, pine, grapefruit. Similar flavors with the edge going toward the floral and grassy side. Very nice hop profile. I liked it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pepsican (1452) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2008
pours light amber with a thin white head. Strong citrus fruit aroma. Flavor is grapefruit, orange, mango, lemon, caramel, and a bit of floral spice. Finishes lightly bitter. Very nice IPA here, Iíd say underrated, but....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Bottle, BB 7/20/08. Poured medium golden with a well-retained, sticky cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up a lovely hop array with floral notes, grapefruit, and orange zest.. toffee and fruity sweetness behind.. this did exactly what it was shooting for. The flavor was on par with heaps and bunches of orange and floral bitterness.. the malt bill was secondary and carried some pale and toffee notes.. very bitter finish that picked up some pine. Medium-bodied and bitter on the palate with a full, aggressive feel. This was very, very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2010 12 oz bottle courtesy of Malcolm at the BA speedway release line tasting, he emphasized that this beer was only two weeks old. Poured a cloudy yellow gold with a white head. The aroma was of fresh green hops and something floral. The taste was big and green with lots of chlorophyll, caramel, spices, and lantana blooms. The mouthfeel was full and malty. The finish was long and dry with lingering spices. Overall: one of the best pure hoppy chlorophyll tastes ever in a beer. I loved it--get it fresh if you can.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Disclaimer: Iím not a big IPA fan. Pours a cloudy gold, with a massive white head. Aroma is fairly typical of IPAs, but doesnít have the super strong aroma of most American IPAs. Flavor is actually pretty good. Although there is plenty of bitterness, its actually fairly balanced for an IPA. The hops donít overpower this one, and there is a bit of spice (pepper maybe) and citrus tossed in for good measure. This one is certainly different. Palate is medium bodied and smooth, but finishes a bit dry for me. Overall a very drinkable IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow amber, capped with a moderate sized off-white head. Aroma is primarily citric hops and earth. Flavor is initially toffee and caramel, which are soon joined by fairly intense grapefruity hops. Hops linger on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PsionSaint (57) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2008
A bit lighter in color than some IPAís, this beer is a great blend of citrus, hops, and malt - none being too brazen in either aroma or taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009
Name: India Pale Ale
Date: May 31, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Noog Four-O
Appearance: cloudy dark yellow, wispy off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: dry crystal malt aroma with a strong blend of earthy and floral hops with a touch of citrus
Flavor: dry crystal malt flavor, lots of earthy bitterness keeps it dry, only a hint of malty sweetness, long bitter finish
Overall: too dry

Name: India Pale Ale
Date: February 15, 2009
Mode: bottle
Score: 2.8 to 3.1
Appearance: hazy light orange, wispy white head, lots of sticky lace
Aroma: picking up a touch more sweetness in the crystal malt aroma, still lots of floral hops, maybe a bit less earthyness that allows for more sweetness
Flavor: flavor is still very dry and bitter, picking of more tasty floral hops that makes it quite nice in spite of the dryness
Overall: still needs a bit more sweetness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uhclem (376) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Looks like a standard pilsner when poured. Thin head and average lacing. Nose is strong on citrus and pine. Taste recreates the pine, reminiscent of a good retsina. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean with a frothy overtone. Aftertaste brings back the citrus and a small amount of pine. Nicely bitter. A great utility IPA - good for beginners.


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