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RATINGS: 1322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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With 78 IBUs. Our version of a West Coast IPA- brewed in the San Diego style. This massively hoppy beer gets its flavor and attitude from no less than five hop varieties including Amarillo, Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe and Summit.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
This is the best IPA I have ever tasted!!It has a very fruity,floral aroma.Color a nice amber.Head was average,but dissipated quickly.Very tasty,and not too overbearing like many IPA’s.I think it is very underrated.Had it on tap at the Carlsbad Pizza Port.Took home a jug too!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
psbrewlvr (15) - Palm Springs, California, USA - JUL 19, 2007
A perfect IPA in my opinion 5+++ all the way. Exccellent use of differnet hops along with some new ones that add complexity, great use of the ABV and great use of malts. PERFECTION

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Bomber at Jerrys. Orange gold with good, foamy white head / Nose of hops, citrus and cream / Medium body, creamy with discernable malts and potent, but not bitter, hops, and fine finish / Flavors of orange, cream, cut pine, and burnt sugar / Lush, and perfect.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Pours a hazy orange amber color with a two finger off white head that resists fading. A good amount of lacing present. The smell is floral pine and grapefruit over a sweet malty presence. Full bodied the mouth feel is adequately carbonated and conditioned by the high intensity hops. There is a balance sweet malty character as well. Full flavored, the sweet malt and piny taste combination yields to a grapefruit after taste that linger appropriately. I’m not sure what style this is more true to; an IPA or a Double IPA...no, i take that back. This rivals many high end double ipas.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tim1976 (5) - DENMARK - AUG 3, 2010 does not count
Måske den bedste øl jeg endnu har fået. Meget bitter men ikke for kvalm. Lækkert

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phildorsey (154) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2011
Nice thick frothy head; 1 pint 6 oz btl. Pours slightly hazy and amber/orange. Citrus and floral notes prickels the beak. Oh...the first taste is pleasingly shocking; long lasting flavors completely agree with my toung. Can’t quite put my hand on it, but it’s different from other IPA’s. The taste is splendid and refreshing. Instantly one of my favorites.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2007
22 oz bottle (thanks bmartinl!). Pours a hazy amber with a small head. Nose is citrus, floral, and fruity. Tastes like it smells with some pineapple and lots of resiny pine in the finish. Body is full, carbonation is average. Mmmm this is one tasty IPA, the best I have had in a long long time.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Style & glass: IPA in a tulip 22 fl oz x 7% ABV = 154 / 60 = 2.5 beers * 150 C = 375 calories (est.) Available at: Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, PA for $5.99 Citrus aroma fills the room, deep amber body under a bright white sticky head with good legs, lemon zest and surprisingly bitter flavors for an IPA, highly bitter, zesty with a very long finish, overall, a complete winner for hopheads.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
holybrew (12) - Bangalore, INDIA - JUN 29, 2010
22 oz bottle from the Cracked Kettle Amsterdam. Pours a bit hazy - lots of head and lacing. One of the most fragrant beers I have ever had - the hop aroma is wonderful. Starts a little sweet and then the hops kick in - but never do you get the feeling that the beer is over-hopped. One of the best IPA’s in the world.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BlackEyePA (559) - USA - JAN 25, 2011
I love this recipe!!! I wish I knew the clone recipe for this one holy crap. Talk about balance, everything is on track to be legendary other than one small aspect...the palate is trult awesome, you do get a hint of alcohol that barely lingers but the spice knocks it out soon after. Upon smelling its like all my fave hops are having a party in my nose, spice! The color is gold, amber, orange, a little hazy. Taste, the hop scehdule is perfect, the blend is awesome and not too harsh or over the top in any way. Probably the most balanced IPA of all, very good recipe. The IBUs are right on, the 7 ABV is great, Palate is a lil estery mid way, but nothing out of the ordinary. Overall just really balanced, love the hop combo, not too many, not too few, the 5 they chose work well together, really love this one.


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