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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This is a wonderful India Pale Ale. The history of this beer style is as rich as the malts that are used to make it. The hops used in this are only the best ’Noble’ hops and impart a crisp, spicy aroma and flavor. The beer was originally dry hopped to help it remain fresh for its long journey to India. Over half of the hops used to make this beer are left at the end of the brewing process to give you a huge, clean, spicy, floral, citrus aroma. 42IBU


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1653) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2012
This beer has a nice color and hoppy taste. It is not the best ipa I have had but for a brew pub I was impressed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Pint served on draft at the brewpub in a big plastic cup (Quincy, IL). Pours a deep dark amber, hazy with moderate whitish head that laces well and ends up with a soapy film layer. Aromas are citrusy and floral hops, sweet caramel malts and a touch of toffee to round out. Simple but nice. Hops are decent, citrusy and grapefruit with a touch of sweeter lemon. Smooth and lighter bodied, a decent layer of hops, light citruy grapefruit and florals. Lighter caramel malts, smoothed out with a touch of dank marijuana, dandelions, and other grassiness laying beneath. Overall, this suits as an APA better body and flavor wise, but appearances are more I line with an IPA. Ok, for what it is.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Strangely, this came across as a lot less hoppy than the APA. The body was lightly hazy dark amber with an off white head. The aroma was sweet with hints of grapefruit. There was also some cinnmon and even clove. The taste was lightly bitter bread crust with some apples. Strange finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2006
From a clear half gallon growler with O’Griff’s logo on the front and address and phone on the back. Made a good appearance, poured a chill hazy orange hued amber with a foamy pale tannish white head that settled into a bubbly thin lacing, good carbonation. Had a big piney, spicy and citric hoppy nose with a light sweet pale maltiness at the edges. A crisp, hop textured and smooth medium bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. Fresh hop taste, piney, spicy and grapefruity, crisp and sharply bitter at first then rolling on the tongue through the taste, a sweet fruity maltiness that is struggling to balance out the hops, towards the end, a subtle sweet lemoniness creeps in and dry malty finish with a grapefruit rind/tobacco bitterness lingering in the palate. My favorite brew at O’Griff’s, tasty and a balanced bitterness, a must try from the tap or growler, one of the main reason why you should visit this brewpub. Named after the Quincy Gems, the Central Illinois Collegiate League baseball team, which has had some pretty good players pass thru it’s ranks like Neal Cotts, relieve pitcher with the White Sox.


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