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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!


3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 11, 2003
Medium amber color. Aroma is malty and floral. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are grapefruity. Well balanced. Smooth. Nice IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2003
My favorite of the 6 Oggi's that I've tried. Draft, orangey-amber with a small white head and nice lacing. Aroma is full on hoppy grapefruit with some sweetness. Nice IPA flavor, lots strong malt backbone with crisp citrus hops and a long tart finish. Mouthfeel is creamy and round. Nice brew!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2004
On tap at the source... Sparkling clear, light amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is floral with additional notes of evergreen and pineapple. The flavor is more than moderately bitter from start to finish. Lime rind, grapefruit rind and mild caramel. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, dry, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Half cloudy ruby sunset orange with a small collection of white head. Nice on the grapefruit and orange aroma and has some apricot infused in the flavor which blends well and makes it an overall pretty damn decent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 10, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2004 (Draft: O'Brien's in San Diego, CA) Okay, this IPA is close to being a double IPA, very close, and with the hop head Tom Nickel brewing it, I'm not surprised; The flavor is extremely hoppy and piney, and also moderately sweet and malty, resulting in pretty good balance for such a hoppy beer; Medium to full bodied and even a bit sticky, the palate is heavier than most IPAs; The nose is massively piney and really just pure hops; Medium gold color; Off-white head fades rather quickly; Oh yeah, there it is, that fresh hops burb! Good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
One of my personal fave IPA’s. Big citrus and pine hops with a good malt backbone. Hop monster all th way through to the lasting bitter smile it puts on my face.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Tap at Scottsdale location. Wow. A West Coast hop monster!!! Huge aroma of hops coming off of this copper colored brew. The smell is dripping with pine and grapefruit. Solid malt backbone is constantly challenged by hop bitterness. Really nice if you are looking for and intensely hoppy IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Very nice IPA. Plenty of potent citrus hop aromas and flavors in this bad boy. Nice thick body stands up to the bitterness. I couldn’t get enough of it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
GABF ’05. Clear amber body. Orange citrus aroma with biscuit malt and clove highlights. The flavor has much more fresh orange along with caramelized sugar and a tootsie roll dryness. A damn fine IPA.


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