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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2003
Slightly cloudy, pale amber. Butterscotch/caramel aroma and flavor. Slightly sticky. Grapefruit juice bitterness in the finish. Two extremes that balance each other well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Nice fresh hoppy aroma, light cloudy amber color with a thin tan head. HOPS...what else would you expect from an IPA...there's a good balance of sweetness and bitterness and overall this is a pretty good IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2002
The "pines" is completely appropriate. Highly interesting beer. Red-brown color -- sweet aroma with some deep port in there, too -- a bit of butterscotch over the hops. Kind of a pine-flavored butterscotch flavor with a long-lingering hoppy finish with quite a bit of (good) bitterness. Flavor stays with you for a long time. After a few sips, all you taste is a bitter tea-like flavor (not unpleasant).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 On tap GABF 02: Citrus exploding, on pools of oil. Not quite clear or hazy orange color. Bitterness lasts forever. "Sharp" tasting (or feeling).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2002
Cask. Name is appropriate, as it smells like a pine tree. While it’s supposed to be hoppy, it has very few malts. To me, tastes more under-malted than overhopped. Bit creamy, but too thin and lacks any malt backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2002
(cask) Amber with some head. Sweet pine aroma. Flat; strong pine hops, hint of grapefruit too. Unbalanced -- no malt presence at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2002
Great amber color, at least in the light of the restaurant. Good head retention for an IPA, leaving a bit of laciness. Flavor: hops, lots of hops. My favorite IPAs are those that ground the hops in some malt sweetness, this one did not do that. I know there was malt in their but that was not very apparent in the taste. the aftertaste was that of very fresh bittering hops. Could use a bit more in the area of flavor and aroma hops in addition to the bittering hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 12, 2002
an OK IPA, nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2001
Fruity-hoppy aroma; richly hoppy flavour, but with an almost chewy maltiness underneath.

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