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RATINGS: 1335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Above and beyond an India Pale Ale--I2PA is radically hopped with an intense aroma and hop bitterness. Unfiltered and aged for 9 months before it leaves the brewery--not for the faint of heart. I2PA is brewed with two-row Pipkin Pale malts, Saaz, Cascade and Northwest Golding hops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2003
In your face hops. Nice head and plenty of floaties. Start is like a ’hop hitman’, just whacking the hell out of you. Some maltiness in the middle, followed by a whopping bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Cloudy orabgey amber, excellent head formation. Intense citric grapefruit aroma, tropical fruits, pine and pepper spice. Great hoppy palate, bitter grapefruit throughout. Some accompanying sweetness and creamy smoothness. Alcohol strength in finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 2, 2003
Orange gold color, hazy. Medium head. Aroma is hoppy, slightly floral with pineapple and pine. This is a massively hoppy IPA. Grapefruit and pine with a touch of sweetness. Who am I kidding this beer is all hops. That said, its all hops and not as bitter as you would think. Full flavored. The hops are grapefruit and pine. There is some maltyness to it, but this beer is way overbalanced toward the hops. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Smoother than you would expect. Aftertaste is bitter. There is a lingering grapefruit taste as well. This was one of Rogues ’new’ XS 12 oz. Bottle. Etched painted bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2010 Draught at TJ’s (8/7/2010): Aroma of hops, tropical fruit, grapefruit, hop oil, orange, and tangerine. Poured amber in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Slightly hazy. Lightly sparkling. Heavily bitter flavor. Tastes of hops, tropical fruit, orange, tangerine, and light pine. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Hop finish is heavily bitter. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout. 8/4/8/4/16 = 4. 1/2/2003: 6/5/8/4/17 = 4.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2004 Fresh orange rinds are set on the eyes...A coat of delicate, slithering pine oil is applied and the tongue massage commences...Citrus bitterness stretches the inner cheek as caramel sweetness gently palpates the undertongue...All is done professionally and very intensely...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2002
I don’t know what to make of this one really. Extreme malts and alcoholic fervor first, then giving way to massive hops. If it weren’t for the hop bite in the finish this would have been a lost cause as i’m not partial to having my tongue singed off with over assertive malts. Hops in the nose too. Kind of above average...a sipping beer. The body tasted like it had oranges in it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2002
very hazy copper with a dense thick creamy egg shell white head...lasting too! aroma is pure nectar of cascade hops with just enough malt presence. flavor has a wonderful bitterness to it..the pine is there, very strong citrus presence with a VERY bitter finish. awesome, even better than i’d hoped!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2002
More later, but I can say that this is amazing! I am so glad it doesn’t use typical west coast cops. Delicious. Mouthfeel perfect, creamy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2003 (Re-rate) 12 oz bottle, year unknown(probaly new). Slightly hazy, amber/orange color. Thin creamy head and lace. Nose of pure hoppy goodness. Floral, citrusy and sappy. Sweet malt overtones detected as well. Medium bodied, sweet sugary malt shows itself first, hops take over in a brutal fashion but not excessively because the malt is the again to beat em down. The sweetness is divine, hard to tell if its the hops or the malt at times because of the sweet nuances. Pine sappy taste sticks with you for a long time. Seems pretty strong, I wonder what alc% is. Awesome IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Hop juice aroma. Quite pale golden. Nice maltiness, felt rather than tasted. Enough body to pull off the generous hopping. I like the spiciness of the saaz in this beer, as saaz hops are not commonly used in ipas. Quite tasty.


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