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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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Drank on 7/31/05: Pours a clear copper orange with a frothy and very well-lacing white head. Fresh, green, citrusy hoppy aroma has lots of grapefruit and a good caramel malty backbone. Body starts with a nice malty grapefruity sweetness and hoppy bitterness. Very well balanced and tastes like the half version of Hop Whompus. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2492) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Golden color tall thick well laced off white head. Big hop aroma lots of citrus and grass some sweet carmel as well. Full creamy oily palate. Bitter grapefruit and pine front dry finish w/ hints of carmel. A very well done IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Tinny fresh hop nose with a light honey and more strong pine presence. Fresh, sweet and leafy throughout, texture is slightly gritty and moderately thick. An impressive IPA but I was a little confused about it winning the Alpha King challenge.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Nice flowery, citrus and of course pine aroma. Big bold citrus grapefruit flavor. Full body with a lot of zest. Leaves the palate with a crisp dry aftertaste. A very fine IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2007
GABF-on tap-pours an offwhite head with amber/copper color. Aroma is citrus hops-floral. Taste is citrus hops-floral, secondary medium malt. Crisp, good carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2007
A pretty overwhelmingly hoppy nose. Copper orange color. Flavor is intense hops with small malt backbone. Mostly a hop assault though. Very resiny and dry on the palate. I really like this one alot.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2007
On tap @ Oggis Mission Valley - Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is citrus and floral hops. Flavor is citrus, pine, and sweet toasted caramel malt. Medium body. Thick, almost chewy mouthfeel. I liked this better than Hop Juice. A very nice IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - APR 5, 2008
On draft at Oggi’s Encinitas. The 5 different hops and the double dry hopped brew method used in this give an incredible citrus nose. This poured with a very deep golden hue. The mouthfeel was full and insanely smooth. I tasted hints of cotton candy and intense blends of all the unique hops used to brew. The finish lingered nicely and was extremely enjoyable~

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2011
22oz bomber. Unfiltered glowing orange-brown color, frothy off-white head. Fresh citrus aroma, somewhat subdued. Fresh orange citrus notes with a toasty malt background. Hop centered, this is a really nice example of a West Coast IPA. Somewhat dry, quite refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2003
Slightly cloudy, pale amber. Butterscotch/caramel aroma and flavor. Slightly sticky. Grapefruit juice bitterness in the finish. Two extremes that balance each other well.


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