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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Medium malt flavors accentuate distinctive hop bitterness and flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12753) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Floral hop aroma backed by caramel malt. Something of an apricot color with a white head that filmed while lacing strangely. Medium bodied, almost creamy. Mild carbonation. Floral hop, maybe a bit of citrus, with mild caramel sweetness. As the sweetness goes, the finish is hop, hop, hop. This is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
akaufman (16) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
I drank this beer in Bert Grantís pub. He is the godfather of microbrews. A scientist and contractor for major breweries, he petitioned to repeal old prohibition laws prohibiting breweries from having a tap room. He is said to have carried a vial of hop oil around with him for the weaker beers he drank.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Bottle sampled on 8/5/06: Pours a hazy copper bronze with a big, clingy frothy and over-carbonated cream-colored head. Fresh piny, resiny hoppy aroma has a touch of drier pale maltiness. Body starts with a foamy, lightly sweet dry malty character turning more earthy and bitter toward the crisp finish. A decent IPA, done fairly true to style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Treephiend (58) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2007
I thought this IPA was out of control. Mabye because I havenít had an IPA in a while, but donít get me wrong I love IPAs. WAY too hoppy even for an IPA, I couldnít taste anything but the floral - piney-citrus hops. This was right up there with the hoppiest beers Ive ever had, not exactly my cup of tea, but hopheads go nuts, youll love it.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3042) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10105) - 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.

   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.

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