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RATINGS: 1180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This mammoth IPA is defined by generous quantities of premium hops and balanced with a premium selection of English malt. Traditionally unfiltered IPA’s lead to the slight haze appearance. An extensive dry-hopping process contributes to its very intense floral hop aroma. The IPA is unfiltered and as always, unpasteurized to leave all the natural flavors intact. If you’re at the brewery you’ll be able to guess what style of beer every brewer has in his hand. THE BEER YOU'VE BEEN TRAINING FOR!

Malt: 2 Row, Pale Malt, Munich, 70-80 Crystal, Wheat

Hops: Columbus, Golding

Dry Hop: Columbus, Golding


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Codythegreat (149) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2007
A pretty good Indian Pale Ale. A pale hazy yellow colour and a white head. A good taste with a lot of hop flavor. I did like the Dogfish head 60min IPA better though. I drank this out of a shaker.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CIPS514 (77) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2007
This a great beer. The aroma is sweet with hops and it has a great cream head. The taste has a great bitter sweet mix.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7411) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2007
12-oz. Thanks, Franksnbeans! Pours dark copper with a thick, sudsy off-white head. Big grapefruit and mango nose. Medium body, refreshing carb, forward flavors. Luscious candied fruit: mango, apricot, grapefruit. Even a bit of pine. Clean fruit candy finish. Amazing, really, that they got so many different hop notes out of two plants.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asw4w (6) - USA - OCT 4, 2007 does not count
This is my go to beer. nice hazy orange color. major grapefruit taste. moderate bitterness. one of my favorite session beers

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Bottle from shp555 tasted at Alesmith release. Thanks Steve! Light orange color. Mildy hoppy. Nice. Easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Allthatisevil (48) - alabaster, Alabama, USA - SEP 29, 2007
A good twist on this southern micro-brew. It has an "English Bitter" taste to it. But as in all sweetwater a hit of fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
Aroma of pineapple and hops. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Good flavor of fruity hops with a decent malt backbone and a bitter finish. The body is light and the carbonation is moderate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Hazy, unfiltered, glowing orange-amber body. Small off-white head settles quickly to a patchy, thin film with a prominent edge. Scattered, thin, snake-like lacing sticks to the glass in seemingly random places. The aroma shows sharp grapefruit hops, orange curacao, and buttery toffee malts. The flavor starts out quite malty, with caramel and toffee being the primary components. Grapefruit hops quickly rush in to take center stage, followed by sharp grassy notes, and finishing with hints of cream. Medium body that is smooth, but slightly sticky. Nice IPA, but not out of this world.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2008 Great session beer! Clear amber with fluffy white head and nice spotty lacing. Very lively light head and spotty lacing. Wonderful citrus aroma and flavor profile sweet up front and a slightly bitter/malty finish. It it were availble in central NC it would surely be my goto beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cybercat (4855) - Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 This one pours a deep, hazy, almost opaque coppery amber with a thick, orangy-tan head that sticks around for a bit. Aroma is strong and very evergreenish. Flavor is seriously hoppy, like drinking a pine tree, with just a whisper of sweetness, and mildly bitter. Texture is smooth and jazzy, very pleasing, leaving an evergreen aftertaste. I have had this in a bottle, and it is better on-tap! Strongly recommended to all hops fans.


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