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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21769) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2010
Draught at Oggi’s, Sta. Clarita, CA. Clear amber, small head Aroma of pine needles, resin and kumquat. Mid sweet with sold body. Flavour of caramel and salted kumquat. Heavily resiny bitterness. Edgy, but flavourful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Tap at Glendale,AZ. Gold pour. White head. Good hop aroma, citrus, pine, spicy hops. Flavor isnt as hoppy as the aroma, but still packs a nice resinous and citrus hop bite with some malt to balance. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1557) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 8, 2010
On tap at half moon in Kennett Sqaure PA. Pours a dark orange color, small head that stuck around. Nice aroma of some bittering hops. Taste is smack to the face with hops..... Just bitter..... dry....piney..... no after taste at all..... clean and crisp.... light in texture.... Great beer. Wish I could score this in bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2010
The Dan Journal #362. Tasted 6/28/10. 22oz bomber. Filtered with a deep golden hue. Clinging off-white head. Aromas of citrus hops and faint vanilla frosting. Medium to full bodied with mild toasty malts and bitter grapefruit hops. Really nice hop bitterness. Tart and tangy finish. Nicely done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2983) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beaver (1488) - 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 I’ve seen Left Coast for sale here. I wonder if I got a bad bottle. It’s not awful...I finished it. Just not really good.

   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. It’s nice and bitter and balanced . A solid session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (814) - 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.

   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.

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