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RATINGS: 235   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!


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Bomber. Pours a light amber color with no head or lacing. Nose is light hops and malt. Taste is very dry with a bit of citrus hops and a lingering bitter aftertaste. Iíve had it on tap at Oggiís Scottsdale and donít remember it tasting like this. Maybe I have an old bottle, but itís not one of the better IPAs Iíve had lately. Iíll stick to their Hop Juice.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2010 22oz, from SDbruboy. thereís no bottling date but this is clearly an old ipa. i will rate this in hopes breweries will date their bottles. pours a faded cloudy blond-copper with white head. nose is metallic and grassy. flavor is sorta sour, grainy, and vinegar. awful. iím guessing this is at least a year old. not drinkable. iím sure this was once good. 1.8 22oz pours gold white head. Nose is bready, doughy, mint. Fl sweet caramel, mint, citrus orange, bread dough. Not very fresh.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Oscbert (1062) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
~Pours a light honey color. ~Distinct sweet hop scent, almost a chemical smell. ~Taste is very hoppy and citrusy. Too much.. ~Astringent and dry feel. ~Its too sour and bitter for me. A stomache turner. Iím wondering if I got a bad one. Normally I like high hop beers. This one was just weird.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
A: way too light to be an ipa. Looks like a lager. S: almost nothing. Less hop presence than the pale ale. Terrible. T: grassy or wheaty and way too bitter. Not hop bitter--bitter face tape bitter. Gross. M: exceedingly dry with minimal carbonation. D: I would not have another.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
bartalone (40) - Alabama, USA - NOV 11, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2011 This reminds me of something that is not intended for consumption. It tastes like you chewed an Aspirin and washed it down with warm flavored Tea. I took one drink and the retched flavor remains on my tongue several minutes later. Iím going to hold my nose and power it down as it is my last beer and wanted to catch a buzz.


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