Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 1154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 2, 2007
12 oz bottle, best by date 03/05/07 (I’m just in time, apparently). Thanks to LooseCannon for this. Served in a shaker glass. Golden orange with a slight white head. Nose is very piney, a fir Christmas tree comes to mind. Some nice orange and grapefruit notes. Very smooth bitter flavor, biscuity malt and pine, but not a thick, resiny pine - a cleaner, lighter pine. Some cirtus flavors come in for the finish. Well balanced and crazy drinkable - really like this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber color with small white head. Aroma of floral and pine hops. Taste of malt and hops with bitter after taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3433) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 Rerate; had this when I first started on ratebeer. Really great aroma; grapefruit component was very nice. Probably like the flavor even more than last time. Just well balanced. Hop usage and the amount of sweetness almost perfectly done. Malt backbone ties everything together. Palate was fantastic as before. Upped from 3.9 to 4. Really good for the style. (Bottle brought up to VA by kleyland. Poured an orange amber; medium creamy white head. Aroma was great; citrus, some pine, crisp and sweet. Flavor was not overwhelmingly hoppy; pretty good malt balance. The beer is very refreshing, but still very flavorful. One of the better India pale ales I have had.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2007
Bottle (12oz). Thanks to blankboy for this one. Slightly cloudy amber with an average white head - looks like it should. Ah, that’s the stuff - classic resin hop-hit with some light grain and citrus to back it up, a little bit of malt, but this is about the hops. Taste is straight on hops, lots of sharp resin, quite a follow-up of UK-type funky/acidic hops, and a little light grain to sew it together. Light and chewy body, very astringent, light acidity and carbonation, a decent pithy bitterness on the back of the palate - solid IPA, nice and hoppy but not a monster.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (861) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2007
This poured with an orange copper color. Very floral and a light piny aroma with maybe a little spice. Flavor was very florally and hoppy. Pretty good overall for an ipa but i think i prefer the citrusy hops. Also a little sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Aroma and appearance are wonderful. Nice orange amber profile, nice head, greate nose of grapefruitty hops, some grassiness intertwined. The mouthfeel and overall taste are a lot lighter than I like. For now, however, the best IPA brewed in GA (since big Hoppy doesn’t really count).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 1, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of TheBeerCellar2. Thanks, Matt! Pours a cloudy yellowish-brown; small head with minimal lacing. Tons of grapefruit and citrus in the aroma; mouthwatering. Full, chewy mouthfeel: lots of grapefruit and passion fruit; well-balanced malt profile; the density and warmth of this beer is close to a double IPA. Nothing special to look at, but very aromatic and satisfying. Long, slightly dry finish, showing citrus and vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Bottle from Larry (Goldtwins). This is a pretty unique IPA, with resonant and lovely sweet lemons in the flavor, something not commonly encountered. It plays off a light malt balance and is hop forward with good bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bctdi (3) - Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2007 does not count
ok...sweetwater has done it this time.grapefruit aroma...beautiful light amber color....hops/ malt balance...this is good ipa.I went out and stocked my mini fridge with lots of this and im not sorry at all.Its not your typical IPA.Very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2007
12 oz bottle via goldtwins (thanks!). Pours a hazy amber with a small quickly dissipating head. Nose is Orange, grapefruit and pine. Taste start with some sweet honey and caramel, then some bittersweet grapefreuit, and a dry pine finish. Pine lingers awhile in the aftertaste as well. Carbonation is moderate and body is medium. Pretty good but finish is just a bit too dry and and metallic.

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