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Samuel Adams India Pale Ale (IPA)

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hoppy, with a citrusy floral aroma. Malty caramel finish. Nice amber color.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2004
Dark golden color. Citrus and pine hop aroma. Flavor is floral/fruity with enough bitterness to balance but not over the top.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Light amber. White head. Weak fruity and piney hops unscored by insipid caramel malts. Disappointing for the style.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Yet another SA brew that has disappeared. From 2000 notes - Amber with a white head. Medium floral/citrus hop aroma. Flavor is more malt then expected. Medium body. Very mild for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Hop nose and dark straw color. Pleasant hop bitterness with a good malt balance. Long hop finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Amber in color,small white head that faded quite quickly.The aroma was some what spicey and decently hoppy with a nice floral side to it.The taste was much less as good as the aroma.Malty taste and light on the hops,not at all what i was expecting from this brew.It had a slight bitter side to it that made things a little closer but still i think this brew misses the mark.It's worth trying IMO but little else and it might be worth trying in a larger quantity but maybe wait for summer,it just doesn't fit into the season.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Not my favorite style. Has a weak hops flavor. A very average beer from an average brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghawener (1470) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - NOV 6, 2003
Goods choice, one of the american beers that stands out and is worth a try.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Hoppyness and caramel in the aroma. Caramel and slight hoppy in the taste, but the flavor was very weak. Bitter aftertaste. Stunningly average for an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 29, 2003
Light copper color, no head to speak about. Caramelly aroma and palate with strong bitter finish. An English-style IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2003
Amber color, small white foamy head. Sweet aroma of toffee, and caramel. Sweet malty flavor (toffee, burnt sugar, caramel). Sweet and one-dimensional. Where is the hops???


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