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RATINGS: 1358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Series   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.


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 (1281) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Nice and bitter. Lots and Lots of hop aroma.. A nice well rounded Ipa

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 21, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2003 Very nicely hopped IPA. Malty with hints of caramel. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Hazy orange amber hue. Big off white head. Sweet, floral, citrus nose. Big malt backbone, sweet first, medium bodied, giant hoppiness, citrus acidity, resinous, pine needles, oh so nice. Long lingering bitter finish. Beautiful brew, thank goodness these come in 12 ouncers now, yee haw.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2004 Pours a light amber/orange with a thick white head. Smells of honey, yeast and pine. Very flavorful with a lingering bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2002
Pours with a wonderful head. The hop aroma is strong and powerful. Alcohol and hops! Early sweetness, palatable bitterness in finish. I like the use of Cascade hops with the GOldings and Czech Saaz. Interesting hop profile, definitely something a little different. Piney, very bitter, little/subdued citrus. Pear, fruit in the aftertaste. Good malt presence to support the liberal hop usage.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2002
I did not know they were growing grapefruit in Oregon. the strong hop nose is there as you pop the cap. I found it fuller than other IPA’s. While not a fan of IPA’s I thought this one was very true to the American type. I would recomend to hop heads.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2002
Citric hops in the nose, although not overpowering, hazy orange body with substantial particulate, small white head. Rather thick mouthfeel, some sweetness, loads of hops, especially Cascades. Neither as complex nor as well-balanced as the DFH 90 Minute, but still quite good.


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