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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Medium malt flavors accentuate distinctive hop bitterness and flavor.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bru (3) - USA - DEC 5, 2006 does not count
22 oz bottle. Good initial hit of hops, but itís an unbalanced brew. Rather than concentrating on the balancing of hops, too much malty/caramel accent to it. Good, but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Poured a hazy amber color with a tremendous off-white head. Big hop foward aroma with nice notes of citrus and pine. Hop flavor with a fair amount of pine. Big flavors but nice balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2501) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2006 On Tap at Snipes. Thick long lasting off white head. Aroma was more citrusy and fruity than the pale. Moderately bitter and more citrusy again. Soft very smooth palate with a easy carbonation. My 100th IPA (including doubles) and it wasnít bad Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2006
Slight chill haze with a creamy head and no lace. Mango and floral hops in the nose with some hints of candy and caramel. Flavor is of caramel with bitter and fruity hops. Fairly unbalanced beer that finishes bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9008) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2006
22oz bottle. Poured a deeper and cloudy amber color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of light caramel, floral, and some citrus. Also a little on the earthy side. Tastes of grapefruit, caramel, and citrus. Decent enough balance for an IPA. Lacing left on the glass.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2006
22oz. Bottle: Very slight scent. Smells of malts, citrus, grapefruit, and hops. Hazy, dark amber color. Small off-white head diminished quickly. Good lacing. Hoppy and bitter, but also a brown-sugar malt sweetness. A little inbalanced in favor of the malts. A little too malty for me. Also not crips enough. Good, but for a beer that claims to have great cascade flavor, it misses itís target by a bit. Thanks to glkaiser for the bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1865) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2006
From a bomber.

Pours a rich, elegant orange amber with a robust nearly-white head. The aroma is typical PacNW hops, pine and lemon peel, with a bit of sourness.

Both the malts and hops come on strong with the flavor in the flavor, but they do largely manage to avoid battling; rather, the rich toasted malts prop up a good blast of grapefruit PacNW hops. The finish is long and relatively pleasant, albeit twisting to the sour bitterness of grapefruit rind. The mouthfeel is slightly thin, but not disturbingly so.

This is a perfectly reasonable PacNW IPA, though probably not a standout within the genre.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2006
This was an interestingly not quite unique but close. This one has an almost green tea flavor. A nice complexity in the nose, some sweet, rich malts, and some nice hopping that is not over the top and bitter, but seems to meld into the sweetness of the malts. Rich and toasty in the flavor, with some great acidity and not overly bitter in the finish

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 19, 2005
(22 oz bottle: $3.29 at Johnís Marketplace in Portland, OR) Yet another odd-flavored IPA in this eveningís session. The complex nose shows many aromas. Itís toasty, minimally sweet, grainy, earthy, a bit caramely and lightly sour in a yellow citrusy way. Itís pretty un-IPA-like, and while interesting, it isnít really grabbing me. Toasty maltiness and moderate earthiness establish the base, and itís only mildly sweet throughout from start to finish. A lemon-grapefruit citrus is quite prevalent throughout, but especially in the finish. I would like this more if it had a bit more sweetness to counteract the bitter citrus and dry toastiness. Medium bodied, but between the toasty malts and citrusy hops, it has a pretty dry and slightly puckering mouthfeel. Amber in color, and fairly cloudy from the significant yeast in the bottle. Off-white head pours to about an average height, somewhat bubbly, and fades to a thin, filmy layer, but there is no lacing on my glass. Decent, but itís just not doing it for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2005
22 oz. bomber, shared courtesy of DarkElf - da man! Pours nice copper amber with a moderate off-white head that leaves a little lace. Rich caramelly, toasty malt aroma, with earthy, herby hops, citrus rind, and floral notes. Flavor is dominated by cascade hops, citrus, grapefruit, very little sweetness in this one, heavily lemoned ice tea with little to no sweetening. Light to medium body, gentle carbonation.


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