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RATINGS: 202   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19309) - 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 (12352) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Malty, slightly syrupy. Apricot and orange hints embodied in the flavor and aroma. Graham cracker and cookie malts. A bit overbittered and astringent on the palate, wouldn’t be expected from largely malty body. Decent stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - APR 30, 2004
Tasted on tap. Orange gold color. Small to minimal head. Aroma is grapefruity and floral. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and spicy. Hoppy without being over the top about it. Nicely balanced. Smooth taste. Nice but not flashy IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Draft.Amber color with a thin white head. Big citrus hops with some pine. Finishes dry and crisp. Well balanced, but still asserts itself as an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2550) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Tap. Amber brown color with a tan head. An English style IPA because of the heavy malts. Well balanced. Grassy aftertaste with a rich nutty malt flavor.


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