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RATINGS: 1076   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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For our hopping regime we went with Cascade and Nuggets in the boiling addition. Centennials were added every 5 minutes for the last 30 minutes of the boil. We added Crystals into the whirlpool. Dry hopping was done in both the fermentor after primary fermentation and the bright tank. We used a mixture of Chinook, Nuggets, and Sterlings in the fermentors and whole leaf Centennials in the bright tank.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Nice cratered head of fine bubbles with decent carbonation. Excellent lacing. Color is a murky orange/amber. Big hops aroma with maybe a hint of orange. Flavor is very smooth and not overwealming with the hops. Very well balanced. Slight alcohol presence. Finish is bitter (grapefruit) with a nice creamy artertaste. A very good quality IPA that is not as harsh as some others.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
Husky citrus hops fuel the tastebuds...Pine notes prick the tongue...Very similar to and one-dimensional like Magic Hat's HiPA...Well-made, bitter quaffing...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2005 Draft. Light orange, fair head, undefined hoppy aroma. Flavor is almost solely of bitter grapefruit. Decent, but needed more malt to balance it out better. RERATE: 6/11/05: Draft at River City Beer festival, thought originally this would be the regular IPA, but was assured this was the Big A. Nice floral aroma, medium orange, good head, floral hop aroma. Flavor matched, floral hops, but with a bit of biscuity malt in the background. Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Big flowery hop aroma. Slightly darker than golden color, not much head. Big hop flavor, decent blance. Pretty nice example.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Big, stickey sweet hop aroma. Thin clingy head. Light orage in color, lighter than I exspected. Big hops flavir, balanced pretty well with malts and sugar. This is a good IPA, that is not overly "green" with hops, but has a warm, deep hop flavor. Damn Good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7113) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 30, 2003
Orange peal , bright . Hoppy flowery nose , slightly earthy . Very decent IPA .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2003
Hops and citrus nose, deep orange, small white head. Very hoppy taste, fairly well balanced. Well made example.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Kind of a weird hazy-orange color. Very good tasting IPA - lots of hops to chew on without going overboard. Very well balanced and clean.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2003
(1 pint 6 bottle) Pours a thin, white, foamy head and a orange, flaked body. Nose of cascade hops, orange, and cask whiskey. Minimal burn... surprising! Cascade hops and citrus. Interestingly different. Nice stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Poured a dark amber color with a thick off-white head. The aroma is a bit hoppy and very citrusy with hints of orange. Slightly bitter finish. A nice easy drinking IPA.


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