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RATINGS: 1369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Hazy amber-orange. Decent head. Smells of grapefruit and butter. Extremely tart, very lemony with some grapefruit. Some nuttiness in the background. Expectedly ultra-hoppy, but more dry that bitter, just sucks the moistness out of the mouth. Nicely creamy. Good stuff, but has the unfortunate job of fighting against Ruination and Hop Rod Rye, the kings of the hopmonsters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3252) - Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2003
<P>In the bottle: Dark brownish amber is toped by a fizzy, short-lived head. Turpentine and grapefruint peels on the nose. The flavor is like lightly buttered toast, the hops are mildly harsh but have a faint juiciness about them.</P> <P>From a growler Mromero provided me: The head is creamier and longer lasting. The mouthfeel was less watery and more creamy but the flavor was harsher, a little too harsh and lacked the slight juiciness. I"m rating the bottle, but my rating for the growler would be +1 in appearance and palate and -1 in flavor. The growler was a couple of points higher overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2003
Hazy copper-amber color, has a frothy clingy white head that last, hoppy aroma of pine trees and grapfruits. Hops hops and more hops hit your tongue, riesiny piney citrusy flavors, enough malts to balance this great IPA, full body with a full and creamy mouthfeel, untill the hops attack you tongue in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Pour is a clear amber, with chunky bits of yeast circulating throughout, small white-ish head that slims out to a light saopy foam quickly. Aroma is strong on the pine and citrus. On the tongue, it is all hops, strikingly bitter, pine, citrus and some spice assault the palate with unrelenting force. Finish is quite long, it never seems to end.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8550) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5338) - 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.

   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.

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