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RATINGS: 1168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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This mammoth IPA is defined by generous quantities of premium hops and balanced with a premium selection of English malt. Traditionally unfiltered IPAís 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 youíre at the brewery youíll 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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2007
on tap at chantilly restaurant. pours a nice copper with nice floral hoppy aroma. nice malty backbone. not bad for a restaurant beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2007
12oz, Best if enjoyed by 07/08/07, thanks to shp555. Pours a hazy orange golden with a one finger off-white head with good enough retention. Aroma of grapefruit and floral hops, and a little bit of pine in the background. The hops are on their way out, so Iím sure a fresher sample would be better (duh). Pretty good caramel background. Sweet caramel malts up front with some grapefruit and perfumey floral hops that meld together very well--I love it when I get the "sweet hop" character. Bitterness is on the low side of the spectrum for IPAís. Low carbonation with a medium smooth body. Things went quite well after the aroma, which is usually the opposite.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2137) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2007
12 oz bottle thanks to colemgm. Lots of apricot/citrus aromas off this deep amber pour with a nice white head. More aromas of mango and pineapple. Bright fruits on the flavor too, but more citrus. Nice bitter hop finish. Not too bad at all.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7789) - Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2007
12 oz. bottle received in a trade with Jimbowood. Thanks Jimbo! -- Pours a slightly hazy strong golden color with an off white head that diminishes to a thin crown. Decent lacing. The aroma is citrus and floral hops with a hint of sweet malt. The flavor is refreshingly sweet with a citrus burst to it. The hoppy bitterness starts slowly, increasing to the finish. The sweet malts are present to balance everything out. Medium mouthfeel and smooth going down. I wish this one were available in my area.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigeyedbean (4) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2007 does not count
Great IPA. Almost too hoppy at first, but you get used to it. Comparable to dogfish head. ignore the ugly label and drink up! Tastes like home.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13596) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, hop, caramel. Flavour is sweet, hop, caramel, fruit. Nice beer.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - JUL 20, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 Pours a dramatically opaque orange with chunks of yeast stirred up in the brew. Catty hops on the nose and tongue, little malt sweetness to balance them out. Seriously, tone it down a little. Citrus hops dominate every step of this beer. I like hops as much as the next imbiber, but really, balance is nice too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 Pours orange with white head. Aroma is of sweet hops and some citrus. Mouth is somewhat thin with a decent amount of carbonation. Very refreshing. Flavor is full of malt, hops, spice and finishes sweet. A very good IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16065) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2014 Bottle. (trade with Papsoe) Clear, golden-copper color with a beige head. Pine, hops and tropical fruits in the aroma. The flavor is quite bitter and fruity, with pine and tropical fruits, the latter dominating the fruit-part. Full body. Very piney finish with a distinct bitterness. I find it a bit on the hoppy side, but it is a nice beer. Rating: 7-4-7-4-15-3.7. 070608

On tap at the Atlanta airport taphouse, terminal A. Looking cute in the glass, even though thereís not much head, just a thin layer of off-white bubbles. Some lacings. Itís deep golden in color, and clear. The aroma is peachy and citrusy, sure nice, but lacking some of the freshness found in the Lowryder IPA. Still not much malts to be detected. The flavor has a nice bitterness, with citrus peel and resins, and a little malty sweetness as a backdrop. Full body and a soft carbonation. Bitter, resiny finish. I could easily drink more of this, but itís far from the most exciting IPA Iíve had. 140511

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Thanks aracauna. Copper pour, small white head. Aroma of pine and malts. Flavor is caramel malts mostly, pine hops, with citrus hops in the background and some grapefruit. Easy drinking IPA but nothing special and could use more hops in the aroma and flavor additions.


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