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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ours is an Americanized version of an old British Empire style of brewing. It has intense hop flavor and aroma, necessary to counterbalance the thick body and rich malty flavor. It also has a higher gravity, about 6%. The intense hop flavor comes from "dry hopping"; an addition of hops after teh beer has fermented. This hops is never boiled, ours is dry hopped for dry days. In the days of the British Empire the military and navy would keep their soldiers happy with plenty of beer. The popular styles of beer in Britain at the time were brown ales and stouts. These light, sweet beers wouldn’t keep for the for the long trips around the world and would arrive spoiled. India Pale Ale was developed as a style of richly flavored beer that would keep on the long voyage to India. The large amounts of hops, and the new step of dry hopping, cut the sweet flavor of the ales and also acted as a preservative allowing the brews to arrive fresh at their destination. IPA took a long time to gain popularity in England but American soldiers fell i in love with it and brought it back home with them.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
on tap-pours an off white head with some lacing and copper color. Aroma is citrus-lemon/grapefruit, some medium malt. Taste is citrus-lemon/grapefruit-some bitter, secondary medium malt.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4395) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Appearance: Lightly hazed, medium copper body with a slowly settling white head. Smell: Pale malts in the fore with traces of sliced bread and light caramel, slowly yielding towards the more aromatic hops with their fruity, tropical notes. Taste: Standard pale malts supported by a bit of sweet caramel. Well-rounded hop flavors present, with plenty of grapefruit and tangerine with a staunch resinous, grassy backing. Moderate bitterness. Hint of mango emerging in the flavor as it warms. A pinch of warming alcohol on the soft, bitter finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Drinkability: A smooth, tasty, well-built IPA. Once we started slowly ordering food, it helped to cut through the richness of the Lobster House’s lobster bisque.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9992) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Draught. Pours clear amber with a large, creamy, white head, lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, straw), heavy hop (citrus, floral, pine), average yeast (sweat) with notes of peach, pear, apricot, and apple. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Amber/orange pour. Full citrus hop aroma with a caramel malt kicker. Medium malt with a smooth creeping bitter that just grows. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Tap at Lobster Trap. Pours a clear copper with a thin head. Aroma is toasty malts, light sweet, tons of great fresh PNW hops, mint, pine, a bit dank/columbus-like, leafy- citrus. Flavor is clean, light toasty malts, green, mint, pine sap, citrus and light tropical hoppiness- very clean, low malt, high hop IPA. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2623) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Oark orange color with a white head. Aroma contains some citrus and caramel. This is east coast yo. Flavor is somewhat bitter but a good malt backbone. Flavor contains some grapefruit and lemons with some caramel. Overall a nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Golden amber in color. Not much of a head (white, very thin). Very bitter aftertaste. This is a great IPA. Tastes a lot like the Two-Hearted Ale from Bell’s. If you go to the Lobster Trap in Asheville, order this beer you will love it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6249) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity candy and citric hoppy aroma. The flavor has citrus fruits, some hoppy bitterness, and sweet malts. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3811) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2009
Orange amber pour with small ring of off-white head. Great honey hop aroma and piney hop flavor. The sticky bitterness pervades in the finish but is not too overpowering

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8765) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a copper color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and resiny hops. Taste is citrus and leafy hops with caramel. Medium bodied. Very straightforward IPA. Good.


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