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RATINGS: 1030   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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.


3.5
   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 (4500) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2003
On tap at Isaac Newton's in Newtown,PA. Very Nice! Strong hops presence with hints of grapefruit and pine. Minimal head with no lacing, but the taste and aroma is top notch. I'll take another.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Amber hue with orange highlights. Large rocky off-white head and very good lace. Big hoppy aroma (floral as well as grapefruity and piney). Also detected some bubble gum, pepper, meaty yeast, and buttered toast tones on the nose. Big and balanced taste with both large qualities of malt and hops well balanced. Piney and bitter finish, metallic. Medium-bodied with a creamy and lively mouthfeel, slight presence of alcohol. An imperial IPA? Aggressively hopped and very similar to Stone Ruination IPA. Highly recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2003
I love IPAs. This was was a fine example of an American IPA. Hops and citrus (orange) strkes your nose. Hazy mahogany colour with big lumps of yeast. However, the beer is a bit too thin to balance the humongous hop flavour. Tasted with a fine cheddar (clos du Clocher) which was a good match, but divorce was imminent, as the cheese brought about too much of the bitterness, almost to a metallic level.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slushy (28) - Niagara Falls, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Orange color with an off white head, nice lacing down the glass. Sweet bready malts, and grapefruity hops in the nose. Bread, grapefruit, with a dash of alcohol on the tongue. Subtle bitterness. Nice IPA here. Kind of like an English IPA / West Coast American IPA hybrid. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Big citric hops aroma with notes of vanilla. Color is an orangeish brown with a medium light brown head. Lots of lacing. Big time bitterness in this one. Some citrusy fruit in the background, could use some more malts for balance, but this still a tasty IPA. I thought this would be in the Imperial IPA category?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2003 Another brew I've been longing to try, thanks to Slob for the bomber! Slightly hazy golden orangish colored with a lumpy off white head. Big beautiful piney citrusy hop aroma with a hint of nectarine begs me to consume. Full bodied smooth and tingly with its carbonation. Biting bitterness at the end and this is my kind of IPA. Glass is half empty now and peppered with remnants of what was a thick head. Flavor is fantastic, chewy hops with a malt underlining. This is similar to the 2Hearted from Bells but bigger. One agressive IPA and its name suits it well.


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