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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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6358) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7185) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
2009-10-22, bottle from Magnumís, Phoenix, AZ, 7-3-7-4-14=35
Cloudy deep blond color; small creamy head. Fruity hop aroma, oranges, a bit flowery; apples too. Rich toffee flavor, medium bodied; strong hopping, partially fruity and boldly resiny; the final is strong, tannic and resiny. Bold sample.

2009-10-14, draught at the brewpub, Scottsdale, AZ, 6-3-6-4-13=32
Cloudy blond color. The aroma is lightly fruity (pineapple). Average body strength, strong caramel and toffee flavor, very strong bitterness, with some hop oils but just light fruits. Itís not a bad beer, but of all the IPAís is one of the more basic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Pours hazy yellow to light orange. Thick, creamy head. Nose is lemon/orange, bright citrus. On the palate is a rather dry, cotton mouth acidity that has a suggestion of chalk. Body is medium, perhaps deceivingly more creamy than the body really is, but the dryness steals the show. Finish is more hops & chalk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - DEC 5, 2009
22oz bottle:
Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy copper with a white head and some lace
Aroma: Citrus and pine hops
Taste: Hops are the first thing to hit your tongue, they mellow out and finishes with a sweet malt.
Well balanced between hops and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Very excited to try this, I love the Hop Juice, but in the end, I was a bit dissapointed. Big hop notes, which are great, but it was almost a off-tasting dry finish that didnít do it for me. It was well made, big mouthfeel, strong full bodied beer, but almost unbalanced in my lowly opinion. Love these guys and tell everybody I know about the Hop Juice, but this was not my jam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3086) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle via trade from cbkschubert. Pours hazy dark golden color with fluffy white head. Sweet, bready aroma with some floral and pine hops. Modrerately bitter flavor with pine hops and just a touch of malt sweetness. Nicely balanced IPA. Medium body with lively carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Thanks Craig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2009
courtesy of fiulijn - hazy amber-orange colour with a poor head retention; solid hoppy aroma with notes of pine needles, apples and gentian; medium-bodied with some stickiness; some dryness and a solid and long lasting bitterness, herbal finish with more notes of gentian

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2677) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Bottle from snojerk (i believe). Pour is light golden color and a ridiculous head that I had to wait for ever for to chill out. Aroma and flavor dominated by grassy floral notes. A little different than what I am used to but totally enjoyable. A little sugary fruitiness in the flavor as well. Some grape and apple. Drinks pretty well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (808) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Light golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and lemon. Taste is the same with a small amount of malt to balance and a touch of bitterness. Nice but nothing special.

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