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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A tawny gold masterpiece in the world of beer styles.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Not spectacular, though okay. Reminded me of a fresh Honkerís ale. Fruity, a little dark. Not super hopped, but nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Deep auburn. Nose slightly citric and hoppy, also a mite soapy. Flavor doesnít have much citric or floral character to the hops, more just bitter. Some caramel malts.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Pours a deep amber with a rocky off-white head. Aroma is malty and lightly hoppy. Taste is earthy and floral with caramel malt and a solid hop presence. Mouthfeel is full, round and creamy. Bitter aftertaste. Feels like a British IPA crossed with a bitter. Overall, not bad. But not your typical hoppy US-style IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Dark copper body, medium head and lacing. Aroma is hops with some sweetness. Taste is medium bodied, toffee sweet bready malts with the hops jumping into the mix early - pine resin, grapefruit citrus - this is pretty well hopped, just like I like íem!!!!! Got this for a very reasonable price at trader joeís.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2004
a good ipa for the price. thick full off white head. creamy palate. not overpowering hops but a decent ipa. hey, at 5 bucks for a six pack i think i got my moneyís worth

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 2, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2006 My favorite local IPA by far. Iím not much for lighter beers, but this one I really like a lot. Good sweet taste with a nice short aftertaste. 6/3/06 re-rate Iíve had a few more IPAís since this one and iíve realized where itís true place belongs. Itís not hoppy enough, need more bitterness and more body. A mediocre IPA at best.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2004
smells hoppy, with a wierd hop smell unlike any ive smelled- must be some different kind of hop. pours dark brown in color. taste is not too bitter but very rich tasting. a nice IPA, but not as refreshing as i would have hoped an IPA would be. good brew though

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
walrus (13) - USA - FEB 26, 2004
Interesting thing with this and their Brown .... it's richer and broader in the bottle. The draft version is a more typical "water spiked with hop" IPA taste. Bottled it's more complex and balanced ... less dominated by the hop.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tippie4 (97) - Auburn, Maine, USA - FEB 1, 2004
The carmal flavor comes in the middle and is a nics touch to this ipa. Also has a nice golden color.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2003
(draft) Clear copper body with creamy beige head, leaving a nice full lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is mild sweet, floral, some earthy, slightly fruity. Taste is floral, slight berry, light earthy. Finish is earthy/floral. Medium body. Seems more ESB-ish than IPA.


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