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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A tawny gold masterpiece in the world of beer styles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1472) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2006
Deep golden in the glass, with a diminishing off-white head. Aromas are slight: hopcit and must, some wheat bread. Light palate and souring finish, but clean enough going down otherwise. Lots of carbonation, like seltzer, but brief. Some spicy orange and caramel on the flavor profile to go with the aromas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vyvvy (4574) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2006
Pour is clear brown with off white head with light carbonation. Aroma has piney hops and caramel malts. Not nearly as hoppy as I would expect from an IPA on the aroma. Initial taste is a malty toffee flavor with some medicinal aspects. Fairly light mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Finish is light on piney hops and caramel / toffee maltiness. This has got to be the lowest IBUs I have ever tasted in something that calls itself an IPA. Some floral hops open up later in the glass. An okay beer that you can get for cheap, but not worth seeking out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2006
(bottle from Trader Joes) Nice copper color with smallish off-white head. Citrus/apricot hops aroma. Flavor is predominated by hops but a fair amount of malt for the balance. Not a bad IPA at a very good price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Poured an effervescent dark amber with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma of piney hops, burnt caramel, a bit of medicine. Taste is slighty hoppy with strong toffee notes and an astringent medicinal character to the finish. Average fizzy body. Drinkable, and better than some other swill IPA’s I’ve had, but I’ll be happy to forget about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2006
Has a deep amber colour with a tan coloured head that disappear quickly. It has a little fruity aroma of oranges and apricots. You can also smell the alcohol. Theflavor is bitter with alot of hops and alcohol with a hint of oranges and apricots. Not a bad beer, it has a good bitter taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A gorgeous, lofty head crowns an orange-copper coat.
-Grapefruity flowers stand up shyly, shutting back on themselves quickly.
-Oranges latch on the appropriate but nameless malt sweetness.
-The competent malt structure doesn’t give much flavor but does create a voluptuous love handles.

What if you dig deeper?
-Pine bark evolves into a peppery earthiness towards the back.
-The round mouthfeel would’ve been more satisfying with more blatant and fragrant hopping.
-Some biscuity maltiness sneaks up on the fruitiness in the aroma.
-Floral hops develop interestingly, helping the quaffing nature of this mellow IPA.

Bottle; best before February 2006.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5497) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Bottle. Pours copper with a small white head. Nose is sweet and malty with a nice bit of caramel, hint of toffee, and a pleasant hoppiness. Taste is malty and rather sweet for an IPA. Some sweetened iced tea notes, caramel, creamy malts, and light hop bitterness. Light fruitiness( berries) throughout. This would be a pleasant session beer. Body is rather light, but smooth and has mild carbonation. Finishes with more ripened berry flavors, light citrus, rich malts, and caramel. Mild hops lingering as well. A bit too sweet but still very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9160) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Bottle courtesy of eRenner. Clear amber color with a medium thin white head and decent lacing. Very sweet aroma for an IPA, mostly caramel and malt. Medium body with earthy malt and floral hops flavors primarily, as well as a bit of citrus. The flavors seem a little unbalanced though. The finish is mildly bitter and fruity. Somewhat unique as far as IPAs go, however nothing stands out enough for me to feel like having this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WisconsinBeer (715) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Decent body and mouthfeel. Somewhat astringent flavor. Pine like hop presence with a touch of malt on the back end. Goes down easily. Nothing special nor offensive. Price considered (4.99/ six) this is a bargain for a decent pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2005
Bottle. Orange amber body, small white head. Resiny pine needle aroma. Flavour has a pleasant bitterness with a moderate amount of resiny hops and underlying caramel. Finish is a touch rough with the hops becoming a bit astringent at first. Mellows a bit as the glass goes on. Average to medium mouth feel. Pleasant but not spectacular.

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