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RATINGS: 1105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 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


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2006
I’ve been drinking this for a while, but the new version has really increased my interest. Big pine and resin and lemon and citrus aroma -really nice. Very little malt taste. A little hazy with an OK, creamy, white head. I’m starting to prefer this to Terrapin. I really like that they added teh Simcoe hops. Nwo if they would only make a DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3195) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 12 oz bottle
Thanks to CaptainCougar for the trade at Dark Lord Day.
Aroma / Appearance - When pouring there was a huge, foamy head that grew from the second it hit the glass. After letting it settle from the aggressive pour I was able to see it eventually settled into a bubbly layer over the lemon colored body. Hints of pine, spruce, grapefruit and citrus confirmed that this IPA was on target, at least with the nose.
Flavor / Palate - My first impression was of a bitter lemon taste, as if someone had combined hops with some iced tea then squeezed in a lemon. Underneath that were fruity notes, specifically grapefruit. The mouthfeel was very well balanced with a bitterness that lingers but does not overwhelm the palate. Eventually this too fades but not before an enjoyable amount of time has lapsed. An excellent IPA and one that I wish I could get here in Wisconsin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5390) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2006
A hazy golden amber beer with an aroma of hops and malt. The flavor of the hops just slightly beats out the malt but pretty well balanced. A nicely carbonated palate that isn’t fizzy or watery. Thanks to kp the beer doctor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Enjoyed at Noogfest-II. Growler from KP? The “new” IPA with Simcoe I think…Good looking brew, and nice orange amber. Wonderfully fresh hop aroma with grass and citrus and a very light malt presence. Crisp! Super hoppy citrus and spice (earthy). Minimal malt taste. Grassy with a lightly sweet hint. Semi-dry, crisp finish. Good IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Hazy copper color with a well-defined, sustained, creamy, white head. Aroma is dominated by grapefruit and lemon grass that come off as separate, distinct, and intense components. So intense that it shows a resinous quality. Flavor is beautifully bold. Intense citrus, grapefruit pith, resin, lemon, and grassy flavors are off set with a wonderful IPA acidity and a firm, sweet malt. A keeper.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2006 Great hops. You get a wif as soon as the top is off. Pours between a light orange and a lovely gold. The malt hits first then as it fades the hops really take over. Not as hoppy as a double IPA, but for a regular IPA this is close to the top. Re-rate: Tons of grapefruit in the flavor, as well as more of a malty backbone. Feels creamier than I remember as well. I already liked this beer, but now it is amazing. I could drink this all damn day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Thanks to CaptainCougar for this one: Hazy orange with a thin white head. Citrusy hop aroma with a little caramel sneaking in as well. A relaxed citrus/floral flavor. Not quite the hop bomb that I usually hope for in IPAs. But it wasn’t bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2006
I’m a big fan of IPA’s, and while this is niot the best I’ve had, it did not disappoint. Had the fruity aroma (apples, oranges) you would expect, and was highly hopped. A good bitterness in the finish, and an overall good drinking beer. This is one I could see having several of at once. Glad to see the local brewery did well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Bottle courtesy of goldtwins, thanks Larry! Pours a sunny orange with some sediment with a off white head that has ok retention. Nice hoppy aroma, full of both pine and citrus and even a bit of light caramel. The flavor has a nice crisp pine going on...perhaps a bit of citrus or grass with some light sweet malt torwards the front. Bittersweet over the tounge, at points even a tad sour leading to a nice long lasting hoppy finish. Pretty decent IPA overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2683) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2006
Thanks to Goldtwins for this one....Pours out a very nice copper color with a small slowly fading head. Aroma is of floral and citrus hops. Taste is very well balanced with a nice hop bite, very good solid IPA, this would be a regular if I could get it up here.


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