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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.


2.9
   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 (5287) - 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 (6858) - 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 (2558) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2002
UPDATED: APR 15, 2008 Re-rated. Light in color, almost golden even. Very classicly hoppy, citrusy and fruity, quite easy to drink. Much upgraded.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 22, 2001
Far and away the star of this little Sacramento brewpub. Super hoppy, both in flavor and bitterness. Dry, clean and crisp. Damn good.


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