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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Fashioned after the famous ales from Burton-On-Trent which took on such bold character after surviving the long, rolling voyage from London to Calcutta in the days of the Empire. This is an amber colored masterpiece in the world of beer styles.

Malt: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal & Chocolate
Hops: Willamette, Cascade
Yeast: Top fermenting English.
O.G. 1.066

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2005 This poured a clear orange color with a modest white head that rapidly transformed into a slight halo around the glass. The aroma is a nice blend of citric (orange mainly) and floral hops with a bit of underlying earthiness. It’s got a solid sweet malt backbone beneath the predominant orange and lemon hopping. Surprizingly clean finish with only a bit of the hop bitterness left behind. I like it.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Certainly nothing pale about this amber colored pour! Some head and some lacing, but nothing notable. Much less hops then one would expect from an IPA, but the aftertaste is definitely hop dominated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2004
A pretty good IPA, though not in the style as other IPAs. Pours nice with a good head. Fairly complex aromas and good flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - NOV 5, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2005 A straight up knock-off of Fuller’s IPA. Malt is a little less "fat" and the hops a bit more metallic. The characteristic lingering effect present in Fuller’s is very evident in this brew. A persistent maltiness on the palate and in the nose is offset not so much by bitterness on the tongue as an increasing astringency throughout the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - NOV 4, 2004
This was surprisingly good ... amazingly I purchased this same bottle from the same exact store as the previous reviewers ... at Trader Joe’s. An excellent value, a good IPA, smooth and has that hoppy balance. Nothing exempliary, but very satisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5727) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Clear amber/copper coloured body with a dense tan head at first, fading to just a small off-white cap after a few minutes. Aroma of english hops, pale malt, toffee, burnt sugars and some soap. Medium-bodied; Strong malt flavour with noticeable caramel flavours roaming throughout. Subtle grape and pit fruit tastes come out in the aftertaste, but not too largely. Overall, a nice beer, more of an EPA or a ESB rather than an IPA, but good to try. A great pickup at Trader Joe’s for under $1 (remember you can do that with any bottles). I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Trader Joe’s in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia on Election Night (02-November-2004).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Pours dark goldish, hoppy nose can’t place the aroma. Doesn’t seem well balanced do get the hoppy taste but doesn’t have a large malt backup. Not getting a specific flavor from the bitterness just bitter. The saver for this beer is the $5 price tag at Trader Joe’s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ArlenWilliams (15) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2004
Overall, quite a nice IPA. Best $5 six-pack of beer I’ve found, FWIW --at Trader Joe’s in NE Illinois. Of course, it could be a bit tastier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2004
Copper orange, light white head and lacing. Aroma has burnt caramel, earth, light hops, buttery. Medium body, smooth, spicy, metallic at times, burnt malt. Neither west coast nor British style. Pleasant and decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2004
One of thier better all around beers. I had this as part of thier variety pack that I got in Maine. Nice hoppy aroma with soem flavoring hops as well. Definately not overwhelming like alot of west coast IPA’s. Pretty good.

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