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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


2.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 3, 2006
On firkin at the triple rock firkin fest 4/1/2006. Worst aroma of any beer that I drank that day, for some reason. Taste was OK. It manages to be both harsh in the bittering hop profile and a bit too sweet at the same time. Unbalanced. Not recommended.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Nothing really wrong with this beer, but nothing outstanding either. Malty sweet and fairly tamed with the hop profile. Nothing really jumps up and bites you ass with this beer. Drinkability is high, but it’s nothing extraordinary.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
22 oz bomber, thanks Oakes. hazy deep golden/orange beer with a thick white head. Sweet citrusy aroma initially, with some more intense woody/earthy notes as the beer warms a bit. Aroma is a bit muted. Flavour is surprisingly rich given the soft aroma. Some strong resiny woody cohumulone flavour but also some cascade type flavour as well. Finishes very dry. There is plenty of clean, crisp maltiness backing it up but this is a definitely a hop accented brew. Decent, but nothing terribly new either.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - FEB 27, 2006
Tap @ Barclay’s. Clear amber color with minimal white head. Dry, bitter aroma with notes of sweet fruit. Not particularly complex, but not bad either. I’d drink this again but it doesn’t stand out among IPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19950) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
Bottled. Clear pale amber. Hoppy aroma of lychee and apricot. Dryish with slender body and clean mouthfeel. Salty lychees dominate the flavours. Really bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
Golden colour. Expressively floral, woodsy aroma. Bitter, even body admittedly straight from the Brewing 101 textbook but fairly decent quality level. Dry, slightly herbal finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
A very inconsistent beer. when its good its great when its bad well you get the idea. Huge hop bomb nose great upfront bitterness and citrus, the bitterness just linger and lingers. toast and bread malts with a good dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Krausen (102) - USA - FEB 8, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 Light pine and citrus notes, balanced & light flavored. Not the west coast hop bomb that has become the typical IPA out here but very pleasant. Nice malt body to support the hops.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 1, 2004
On tap at the brewery. I got no aroma at all. Very light flavored with a nice bitter (Cascade) ending.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - SEP 29, 2004
tap@hopyard: Barely any aroma. very floral hops. strong bitter flavor and a light palate.


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