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RATINGS: 232   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!


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3.5
   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
On tap at brewpub
This IPA tries hard to stand out from the crowd. Unfortunately it winds up being just another refreshing alternative that blends into the background. Of course based on all the other pours I should have expected something like this.

Aroma / Appearance - A mahogany base gives this beer a mellow presence. Malt driven and earthy, it is sticky with caramel aspects that briefly promise something more.

Flavor / Palate - Malt, walnut, and earthy hops give this more body than many of the other beers on draft. The finish of cherry pie watered down 50/50 with liquid gives it a reasonable chewiness. Put together into a package it is a forgettable draft.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Buongiorgio00 (582) - - JAN 26, 2014
Buona ipa ben luppolata, con note agrumate e fruttate. Buon amaro nel finale. Niente di superlativo, ma una ipa molto in stile che si fa bere volentieri!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2419) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
18 jan 2014, tap at Oggis in Fullerton. Light orange, clear, no bubbles. Nose is pine and resin hops. Thin/med body and moderately fizzy. Very grassy hops with sweet malt and bitter finish. Okay b ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pours transparent golden orange with a thin white head. The nose is big grapefruit, some caramel, honey, passion fruit and pine tree. The taste is high sweet and low bitter until the finish where the bitter bumps up a bit but not enough. The texture is soft at first but leaves some crisp carbo fizz after. Body is heavy and the finish is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
I taste some coconut in there. Nice aNd hoppy. I have the feeling if I drink a lot of this it would give me a headache. Fortunately this is just a sample.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BobbyAnalog (300) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
It’s 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DTM (784) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gorditoabd (615) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (746) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
Poured from a draft into a pint glass at Oggi’s in Santee, Calif. About 1 ½ 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. I’d probably try it again.


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