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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2585) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
The aroma has light citrus hop notes. The color is clear amber with a small head. The flavor of a crisp ale quickly disappears and settles with bitter hop notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Nice pour with a clear orangey color and a white, creamy, pillowy, more than average head which settles to a very thin layer and leaves a bit of drippy lace. The nose is fairly insignificant and bland; light rustic pine, some leafy hops, and just hints of tangerine. The flavor starts better with a nice more-than-moderate bitterness from rustic pine, some leafy notes, tangerine underneath, light sweet biscuits, and a slight metallic note into the finish. The palate is light to medium, nearly lively, and a bit thin but not watery. The finish is mostly bitter, a bit metallic, still rustic and the tangerine leaving the tongue. I saw from the description that this was their pale ale amped up; that seems like a viable explanation for the beer, with nice characteristics for an APA minus the malt backbone. The beer was drinkable and likable but had a metallic tinge and a fairly forgettable nose. Overall, drinkable IPA but nothing worth revisiting.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beaver (1301) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a smallish white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is very subdued - a little fruit and some skunk and cola and some dank hops.

The flavor is metallic malts and cola with a little fruit and has a lot of resiny bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied and kind of watery.

Overall, it has good hop bitterness but lots of weird off notes (skunk, cola, metal). This is the first time Iíve seen Left Coast for sale here. I wonder if I got a bad bottle. Itís not awful...I finished it. Just not really good.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Faint aroma, rapidly thinning head. The more I try it and the more it warms in the glass the better it gets. Itís nice and bitter and balanced . A solid session beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (707) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
Strangely, the nose on this IPA is more malt than hops. Really nicely balanced with the citrusy hops not overpowering the biscuity mait body. Ends up with a nice astringency on the tongue. Nice copper color with a white, long lasting head. Really good, refreshing IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Sampled in a 22oz bottle. Pours light brownish yellow. Big head that quickly goes down. Drink is smooth and aroma is mildly hopped but still very nice. Good brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7864) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 9, 2010
On tap. Must have been a REALLY old keg as this was faded! Pours with a white head and a clear golden body. Aroma is herbal, citrus and light caramel. Taste is faded, old and WAY TOO SWEET. Has to be old. This is on tap, but where are the hops? Malt tea! Light bubbles, malty, bubbly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5927) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Sample, GLBN IPA Challenge 2010. medium golden orange pour, Solid IPA, well balanced, light floral hops, sweet malt presence, Good

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6125) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours gold with a fluffy white head. Citric, almost soapy hop aroma. The flavor has floral and citric hop notes with some pale malts. Not awful.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7146) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Bomber. Poured clear brighter golden with a towering cap of sticky white head. The aroma picked up dusty earth and powdered lemon zest over soft bready maltage.. not bad, but there didnít seem to be a whole lot going on. The flavor found bready and pale malts at the core.. lemon, pine, and floral bitterness around.. finished with tangy lemon and a touch of peppery alcohol. Light-medium bodied with a lot of carbonation on the palate.. not a great flow.. this wasnít bad, but was a bit of a weak effort.


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