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Samuel Adams India Pale Ale (IPA)

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RATINGS: 115   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2002
Bright amber color with gold highlights. the body is topped with a medium thick head that leaves plenty of lasting lace. Sweet yet bitter and slightly fruity aroma with a hint of flowery hops. Slightly sweet and bitter hop flavor with a slight malt background and a hoppy finish. light to medium bodied, bitter and slightly dry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Pours a nice, clear, copper color with a medium, off-white head. Not much aroma, I detected more malts than hops. Medium bodied with very little hop flavor, which is not typical for an IPA. Starts off malty and finishes malty with just a slight hop bitterness. An average, drinkable beer, and probably true to the English style of IPA, but not as hoppy as I like them.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
xqxGREGGxqx (6) - USA - NOV 21, 2002 does not count
IPA’s have a distint, mature taste.. this was just distintly NASTY.. i love RED HOOK ipa, but hated this one.. maybe it was just stale..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 11, 2002
Decent brew from the BBC. A little light on the hops and seems almost British. Finishes a bit thin.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2004 A nice amber beer with a small beige head. It has a fruity ale type aroma combined with notes of grass and hops. And a typical ale fruity flavor with a fine bitterness. It’s not as bitter as other american IPA’s - I like IPA’s more bitter than this.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2002
Light hops in the nose. Deep, gold, complex malt shows restrained fruit with dry English hops. Not a typical American IPA--no citric West Coast hops and not the intense focused bitterness you’d expect. Rather, British fruitiness and extremely dry bitterness coming in very late.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kodos (200) - USA - OCT 3, 2002
Less hoppy than most typical american IPA’s. Malt sweetness and bitter finish was suprising tho. This is a Craft brew!!?? Extra points for that. Good job David! Great IPA intro beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Nice aroma, sweet and flowery. Hazey ruby copper hue. Head is mostly lasting, suprisingly. I lost faith in Sammy A. a while ago, but perhaps i was wrong. This brew is actually intrigueing. It tastes like a real true IPA. Not overly hopped. Excellant hop aroma, excellant malts all the way through. And a clean, balanced finish. Nice body, not overly complex, crisp and refreshing. I actually like this brew. Surprised and impressed.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Rather tame IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2002
This beer rocks. The commercial description is accurate. However, I would like to add that this beer is pretty complex. Very interesting. Very well hopped with a very enjoyable and interesting undertone that I could not identify. Maybe one of the special malts. Jim does it again. A very very good IPA.


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