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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden in color with an assertive hop bitterness. This beer won gold medals at The Great American Beer Festival in 1989 and 1990. A true American Classic.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2738) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2007
This one poured a copper color. The aroma is floral with some oranges and peaches showing. The flavor has some sour aspects to it. Its moderately bitter with some lemons and grapefruit. Overall not bad at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 18, 2007
poured a hazy orange with a small white head. moderately hoppy aroma with some medicinal notes. flavor is hoppy with some bready malts. palate was light. decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2007
22oz bottle dated 9/13/07. thanks to SDbruboy for this. pours orange golden with white head. nose is citrus and piney hop notes. flavor is crisp and lively hop notes of citrus, piney, pretty fruity orangy with spicy overtones. lacks some good malt base and the hop profile is sort of an odd mix of fruit and spice. a nice ipa but nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Date: 12/15/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

clear gold, fine off white head, sweet crystal malt aroma balanced with lots of citrus hops and a big fruity tangerine character, sweet crystal malt flavor, touch of fruityness, spicy hops keep the balance and adds a peppery edge, light lasting bitter finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Pours a transparent copper orange with a thin, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh resiny grapefruity hops with a touch of pale malt. Body starts with good fullness and pale malty sweetness toward a crisp bittersweet finish. Nicely balanced throughout and a good IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Lightish body. Perfume. Some acidity. Snappy, sharp hops. Off-flavors of solvent and medicine, which careened into the aftertaste. Not undrinkable by any means, but I was underwhelmed and expected more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. Poured a coppery red color, with a small, half finger of head. Lacking is okay, but the carbonation is better than I would have though with such a weak head. Nose is a sweet citrus and fruits, with hints of hops buried in there. This one really surprised me, as it tastes like grapefruit juice, with a bitter citrus finish, but nothing hoppy in the traditional sense of an IPA. Very different, and pretty good. Very easy to drink for those unaccustomed to the world of IPAs, but I personally do not think this is very representative of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (762) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Bottle. Pours copper with moderate off-white head, with some lacing. Nose is syrupy caramel or toffee with berries and orange citrus-like hops. Flavor is strongly fruity hops upfront and the slightest toasted malt taste. Very bitter, almost astringent finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, but maybe just a little thin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Strong floral hoppy aroma. Delicious fruity taste, not too hoppy for an IPA. Some other complex notes on the taste that I can’t quite name.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2424) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Clear lighter amber, moderate head with pretty good lacing and retention. Aroma is citric, wood, grapefruit. Medium bodied, moderate to low bitterness, some sweetness. Overall nothing special but still drinkable. ABV listed at 6.5.


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