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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Cask at Redlight. Deep copper color with a thin, fine head. Fresh citrus and pine nose. Honey and caramel malt in the background. Light carbonation. Spicy and peppery hop flavors. Malt is a touch fruity with the signature Shipyard yeast profile. Moderate finishing bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (952) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Tap at Manderes. Copper color, white head that dissipates pretty fast. Butterscotch and taffy in the nose mixed with Earthy hops. Interesting and unexpected. Taste starts off subtly sweet but quickly turns bready and then quickly turns again to a blast of hop bitterness. Finish is really well balanced. I am impressed by this beer. Unexpected flavors and aromas and an exceptional balance. Looking forward to having this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
sweet, sugary aroma with some liquor notes; creamy, sugary, but papery malts do little for what could be a lot fruitier - a lot sweeter grapefruit smack, but the dry aftertaste keeps me from not tasting anymore; overall, the alcohol is hidden well and it’s drinkable, good stuff, but not where it should be to me especially considering this is my favorite style of brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2009
hand drawn @ redlight redlight. Big pine and citrus hop nose, resiny with earthy caramel. Pours cloudy amber gold with a huge thick white head. Big american hop flavor, piney and citrus flavors with sturdy caramel malts holding them up, very smooth little carbonation being hand drawn. Very sold double ipa!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Tap at Maggie’s Attic. Nice copper pour with a thick fluffy tan head. Grapefruit citrus aroma, very floral. Taste is smooth malt with a big citrus pine bitterness. Very good ipa and the best of the Pugsley series.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2143) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Tried at a tasting at Barb’s Beer Emporium in Concord, N.H. It poured a nice amber-brown tone with a foamy head that simmers down. The aroma is clearly of floral hops with some malts in the background. The flavor tended to be sweeter than bitterly hopped, which made it appealing to me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4395) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Pours deep clear amber into a tulip. Off-white head with excellent retention. Mango and sweet citrus aromas. Sweet tropical fruits and caramel. Turning slightly hoppy resin and a lasting bitter alcohol finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of resin, citrus, sweet malt. Tastes of resin, caramel, bitter and earthy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2009
22oz. Bottle. Great looking pour, dark coppery red color with a finger of foam. Nose is a little sharp with pine and citrus and a bit of alcohol heat. Flavors of caramel, slightly burnt toast and orange citrus. Shows a big time bitter streak swimming through a resinous and syrupy texture. All aspects of the beer are hoppy, but not really well balanced. Finish has a slight metallic taste that throws me off. A good effort that just didn’t quite work out.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Tasted at the San Diego International Beer Festival. Clear orange with no head. Big sweet caramel and hops aroma. Caramel, vanilla, pine, and citrus taste with a decent bitter bite.


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