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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
SILVER METAL 2000 Great American Beer Festival! Big, bold hop flavors define this wonderful India Pale Ale. This is a stronger, hoppier version of a regular pale ale. Loads of Columbus, Cascade, Willamette and Centennial hops are used in this beer that would please any hop-head!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Itís a little rough around the edges, with a medicinal bite that forgoes interesting hop complexities. Torrey Pines IPA feels only half colored in and would benefit from a rewrite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2012
March 4, 2011 - with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc and mabel: my 22oz bottle. Pale amber-gold with a very large long-lasting thick frothy off-white head. Sharply bone dry aroma, citrus zest, alcohol (plenty of it) - a bit papery (7-). Taste follows - boozy citrus, grapefruit pith, not at all sweet. Chewy, dry, quite lively mouthfeel - a long dry grapefruit pith finish without the citrus juiciness. While it was a fairly fresh bottle, it still seemed a tad stretched-out and old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Part of the taster sampler at the brewery near Disneyland. Just another typical IPA. Fairly well balanced hops and went down smooth. A nice easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2012
16 oz glass at brewery. Hue is amber-orange, aroma is pine resin and orange grapefruit melange. Taste is a balanced pine-citrus salute to the West Coast IPA. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (1131) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
Poured from a draft into a pint glass at Oggiís in Santee, Calif. About 1 Ĺ fingers of head when I got it. Color was honey pale. Bubbly white lacing on the sides that lasted almost the entire pour. Nice amount of uneven film on the sides that lasted throughout the pour. Smelled sweet floral notes. Pretty typical of an IPA. Got some lemon citrus notes, too. Tasted pretty similar to the nose. Got citrus hops, mainly lemon. Lots of caramel malts. Not especially balanced. Medium body. Watery texture. Average carbonation. Smooth finish. Not a bad beer, not a great beer. Somewhere in the middle. Pretty typical. Iíd probably try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2012
amber color, aroma of pine, citrus fruits, flavors of pine/citrus hops, toast, caramel, pretty average IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattH (660) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Tap. Gold pour. Aroma of pine and tropical fruit. Taste is pine. Medium carbonation and body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2012
draft. solid ipa. reminds me of a NW IPA....maybe itís the hops they use. good beer. iíd drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andyhwcinc (1682) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Enjoyed as part of a sampler at Oggiís in Garden Grove, CA. Appearance dark amber with not much head. Aroma more of an English IPA, dominated by malts with a light hop backing. Taste brings out more of the citrus elements, the maltiness actually goes away a bit, which is unique. Itís decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5812) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bomber from Hayduke. We enjoyed this together, he in California and I in Illinois, via facebook chat. This poured hazy and was a bit coppery. A big gushing head was fluffy and light. It lasted too long for my short patience. The nose was pine and pineapple with a bit of caramel. The flavor began with big hops that included pine and tart citrus. Caramel is noted but is almost overwhelmed by the hops. This could be a double IPA with the aggressive hops. They finally numbed my tongue enough to let some caramel in. This grew on me and was a really nice beer. Thanks Ron.

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