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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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This traditional English style was originally brewed with extra hops to help it survive the voyage to India. Our IPA is enlightened by spicy herbal hops with a hint of caramel malt sweetness.


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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (240) - Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2007
12-oz bottle. Had this at a friendís house. Not terrible, but Iíve definitely had a better IPA. Seemed rather thin overall, the bitterness allowed little else to surface. One could do worse.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dr_MedievAle (164) - Alabama, USA - JUL 25, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 funky pizza dough on the nose with other, basement aromas. Some sweet and subtle honey, bitter flowers, tart cherries. Thin and unimpressive mouth-feel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eruizgarcia (198) - - JUL 24, 2014
Yeasty bread aroma with a hint of citrus in a light body. Watery and light upfront with some hop bitterness that follows. Not nearly as hoppy as expected. Pretty pleasant and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Clear copper pour with a 1 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is earthy, spicy and floral hops, some caramel, light, but sharp tree fruit and toast. Flavor is tree fruity and toasty up front, then a little cereal, tea-like earthy bite, a hint of dried citrus peels and some light nut skin notes toward the finish. Light to medium body, creamy entry, medium carbonation and dry, somewhat biting finish. Good stuff overall, not really the most English-y English IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bread, light caramel, green leafy hops, some herbal notes, general bitterness to the finish. There is just not muchto get excited about.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MNAle (20) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Nice, but a bit too much IBUís for my taste. I can enjoy this one, but this is about as much hoppiness as I can enjoy.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HughConway (792) - Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2014
12oz bottle, enjoy by 8/17/14 - I donít think itís spoiled :) Pours copper orange, whitish head. Barely any hop aroma, taste is slight hop bitter, not much of any complexity. Clear and crisp, not much body. Itís not a bad beer, itís just boring.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbfobes (2290) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear copper with an off white head with bubbles and lacing in the glass, aroma is of bread and biscuits with a hint of hops, pretty subtle though, the flavor has a light front end with a sharp bitterness in the finish, light mouthfeel, the sweetness from the nose is no where to be found, meh.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2832) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Normally stuff being sold as an English IPA tends to just have way too much of hops of varieties that work best when used subtly. This is actually rather good though. It is something of an overgrown ESB or something like that. I would prefer an equally flavorful beer of lower gravity but, hey, this is America. I will take what I can get. This is a slightly hazed orange bronze brew w/ a small head of fine bubbles and a complex lattice of lace. For a beer where the letters I-P-A are the focal point of the label, this is really rather malt centric. There are some herbal and earthy hop notes in the nose but the flavor is all about the toffee and honey-like malt notes. There is some sweetness across the tongue but only enough to accent the malts and w/ this beers creamy carbonation, it is nowhere near enough residual sugar to make it feel heavy and sluggish. To be honest, I really expect not to like beers that claim to be brewed in this style but this one surprised me. There is a lot of real substance to it. it is very much still an American beer but it brings in the English elements in a thoughtful way.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onionkid (361) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Orange color to the beer, bit of a white head when poured. The aroma is fruity and citric. When drinking itís a bit dry, but overall has a pretty balanced bitterness, decent mouthfeel and overall is pretty good. Nothing special but solid. 6.4% alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (4840) - New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
444th rating of this brew. Bottle, Enjoy By 05/29/14. Nose is heavy crystal, sweet with leaky lemon juice and earthy hop character. Pours lightly hazy golden with a dense sudsy head. Taste is nice and firmly bitter with light grapefruit-style bitterness and even mild pucker, very lightly tart and strongly dry, only residual oily sweetness (from the hops?) seeping in toward the end. Faint biscuit and medium crystal, stronger pine, some caramel character but more interesting is the earthy and lightly gritty hop contribution. Medium-full body is crisp, nice and dank, and chewy with a nice little bit of resin. Worth a repeat.


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