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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
A dry-hopped height test pale ale. Strong malt body and big hop flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2007
22 oz bomber courtesy of Degarth. Pours slightly hazy copper in color with a quarter inch off white head that stayed around to the finish. Nice lacing. First impression is that this smells like a Pale Ale with sweetness from the malts and a light pine hoppiness. The flavor however is all IPA with up front pine hoppiness that isn’t too bitter. Seems to be some late addition hops to create a bit of hop flavor along with the stronger hop bitterness. The bitterness does build by the midway point along with some sweet pale malts near the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2008
[1497-20080617] 1pt6floz bottle. Fruity hoppy citrus aroma. Hazy, red orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter hops and faint citrus notes in the flavour. Medium-full body is very bitter. Solid bitter.
(w/ jerc)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Pours a transparent orange bronze with a clumpy off-white head. Aroma of fresh orangey grapefruity hops and lightly sweet pale malts. Body starts fairly full and caramely sweet with a nice citrusy bittering and flavor hop balance. Finishes crisp and bittersweet, a nice IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6834) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (resin), lightly malty (cookie). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lighlty sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6801) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2007 **NOTE: This review applies only to the cask version (so far).**
Draft at the Parkway’s Day of IPAs. Amber, still, headless. Cherry/yeast nose. Sweet malt flavor, loong but gentle bitter finish. Not much going on.
I should note that I’ve had the normally-aspirated version many times and truly liked it a lot more than this; I’ll update my rating when I can. I’m just one to be generally bored with bubble-free casked beers, anyway, so today’s rating shows a fair degree of prejudicial thinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6657) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, biegaman & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a cloudy dirty orange with floaties and a small diminishing white head. Aroma mostly of bitter hops along with sweet malt and some fruit. Big resiny hop flavour with a delayed incredibly intense bitter finish -- acidic and astringent even. Medium bodied. A decent IPA but somewhat one-dimensional and a little unbalanced, and that finish is almost unpleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6488) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2004
Bottle pours an almost red color, frothy cream colored head, good lacing, but very little carbonation.   Pine and uber fresh hops make up the aroma.   IPA flavor is kinda weak up front, but it glides in gradually at the finish.   Lingering hoppy aftertaste.   Decent mouthfeel, very palatable, but could be a bit thicker up front.   Tasty but light sums this one up!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AmEricanbrew (6438) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 7, 2007
22 oz bottle . Orange copper color. 1 finger head quickly faded to nil. Slight floral aroma. Taste is first malty sweet then a decent hop bite kicks in. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel was dull, flat. Maybe it was just the cool skull and crossbones label but I had higher expectations of this brew.4/2004

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (6390) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Had at the brewpub in Mount Vernon. Excellent IPA for a small microbrewery. Has a nice grapefruit citrusy aroma and a dark orangeish cloudy appearance with a off-white sticky head - good lacing. Has a snappy, tangy cascade induced hoppy flavor. Excellent, thick mouthfeel. Wished I had time to stay for another but they were closing up shop for the night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 8, 2008
Bottle courtesy of RiversideAK. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of oranges, caramel,pine resin, dough, some earthy hints. Taste yields oranges, lots of bitterness and some earthiness. Not enough malt character or flavor hops to balance out the intensely overdone bitterness.

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