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RATINGS: 1334   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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2002
As someone else noted, itís not the carnival of northwest hoppiness you may be hoping for. Slightly astringent and raw in itís bitterness. Iíve seen this on a keg list at a local mega distributor - $99.00 for a 1/4 (yes, 1/4 not a 1/2!). That keg price is insane, but a bottle here or there for $3.50 isnít bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Lots of particles in this beer - I personally donít like all the goodies. Very nice bitterness with slight astringency. Iím not a big Saaz fan, though. Expecting more PNW hop flavor and through the hopback. Perhaps this beer has not been stored ideally. Still drinkable and not bad at all. Iíll try this again, especially with food next time.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2002
UPDATED: APR 1, 2004 Dark golden color with an abundance of white floaties. Its just fun watching this beer as the bubbles slog there way from the bottom bouncing of the particulates making a small head with the yeast still floating on top. Aroma of cascade -floral and plum like. Malt flavors initially cover the mouth. Then the hops attach - the alpha and the betas spire in to your tongue with a peppery sensation that calls for another swig. A bit too acidic. I am going to age one or two of these hop blooded ales.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2002
12 oz. Orange/amber, with a ton of floaties (I inverted the bottle before opening, there was so much sediment). Dominant lemon/grapefruit hop aroma, slightly resinous and a touch of alcohol. Typical Rogue bitterness, combined with the lingering alcohol, causes a mouth-numbing sensation. A tad astringent, and the malts arenít as prominent and/or distinguished as I would prefer. Like Trap, I think age might treat this one kindly. Still, Iím very excited about exploring this burgeoning style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swamptours (28) - Romulus, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2002
Not quite as intense as I was expecting. Pretty good but not as good as some other IPAís. Definitely worth another try though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2002
Right off the pour it looks incredible with a dark orange glow and a wee bit of sediment. The hops donít hit right away but this beer is definately loaded with them. I canít wait til I move to Oregon!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2002
Wonderful IPA, deep copper/amber color, intense floral aromas, loaded with hops, bitter and flavorful a hopheads dream, good kick, set the standard for many NW IPAs, perfectly crafted ale!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2002
Autumn orange-peach color with brisk carbonation. This beer has a zippy, pungent, tangy hop aroma and taste. The beer is saturated with hoppiness as to numb the mouth. This beer does lack the metallic aftertaste of many strong IPAís. Extremely hoppy, and semi-strong--making a good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davhgbrew (931) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2002
Huge floral hop aroma, dark orange w/ a large foamy white head. Whoa!! that is hoppy, but kind of watery on the palate which DFHís wasnít, which is now sets my standards for IPAís. Nice dry, hoppy finish, with a hint of grapefruit and lime. A damn fine IPA, but 4.25$ for a 12oz bottle..címon.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2003 WOW!!! I imagine that this is what a real IPA tasted like when it arrived in India... Amazing hop bitterness along with a wondeful combo of Cascade & Kent hops with a touch of Saaz. Not for the faint of heart... Only a true lover of IPA will appreciate this great beer. So, to paraphrase the Arogant Bastard... you might as well drink Bud because you won't be able to appreciate the greatness of the I2PA...


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