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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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XXXX IPA is a non-traditional American IPA with a brilliant copper color and the classic citrus nose of Cascade hops. This beer demonstrates a unique balance of malt-inspired, delicate red grapefruit sweetness and lingering hop dryness. The OG and final Alc./Vol. provide the structure and body to balance the harmony of distinct flavors.Cascade, Warrior,Summit and Glacier hops are used for bittering and Cascade hops are added for dry hopping after fermentation. This hop blend is well balanced with malted wheat, pale ale, crystal, and caramel malts. To full enjoy all the flavors, this ale is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This beer pairs well with Cajun dishes, blackened fish, and BBQ. XXXX draws its name from the British brewing convention of using X’s to denote style. 70 BU,s, 1.092 OG. 22 Plato


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (1022) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 3, 2009
tasty but sligtly bitter. Good balance and hoppy geel. Very frothy head and golden richness.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (20182) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2009
Bottled. Clear amber, rich creamy head. Grapefruity nose. Very sweet with clean hard mouthfeel. The hops collide badly with the immense swetness, making it harsh and inky. Some butterscotch tries to round the wost edges of this simplistic and unrefined beer, but it’s all in vane. Finishes with pine needles and inky bitterness. With more ink than hop aroma and really poor malt structure it’s the least enjoyable IIPA I can remember.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3594) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Amber orange color with a short lived off white head. Big candied grapefruit rind and pinnapple nose. Flavors of red grapefruit, orange rind, and lots of alcohol in the finish. Pretty thin body. This is really more like a thin hop tea.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeinDahlem (1347) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2009
Shared at LCRBM09. Bright and clear pinkish-red color. Pretty, but possibly filtered? Smells, fruity, floral and boozy. tastes sweet, quite bitter. Thin and alcoholic. Hot and bitter beer that needs body and backbone. Maybe that part was filtered out.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Pours an orange amber gold with white head. Aroma not as strong as expected, but citrus hops and caramel noticeable. A taste reveals sweet caramel malts with a hoppy, bitter finish. This is a more balanced IPA, very good, but if you’re a hophead not what you’re looking for.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Orange pour with a soapy head and some nice lacing. Aroma is soap, pine, and quite bitter. Flavor was pine, astringent, with some butter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4974) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 26, 2009
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a transparent dark orange colored body. The strong aroma was hoppy and floral. The mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mediumly tingly finish. The nice flavor contained notes of strong hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Aroma is sappy hops with just a hint of buttery diacetyl. Flavor is pretty hoppy, with a nice balancing maltiness, but the buttery-ness really just kinda throws it off for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5261) - GERMANY - SEP 21, 2009
LCRBM 2009. The bottle looks good, the beer in the glass is copper-brown, modest zippy, creamy head. Tastes strong hoppy, not too dry. Intense grasy-woody, a little bit alcoholic. All in all very good!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6489) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 20, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 [9/5/09] Bottle sample during LCRBM at Kulminator in Antwerp. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, grains and some hops. Sweetish flavor at first, continues very bitter and hoppy. Medium-bodied.


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