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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Not bad. Pours golden honey in color. White head that quickly dissolves. Grapefruit aroma. Tasted pine needles.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 5, 2007
If this beer had followed thru with it’s inital blast of juicy pineapples in the nose, this would be one incredible beer. Aroma was fresh, juicy pineapples with a nice supporing malt backbone. Appearance was a hazy amber color. Mouthfeel was watery. Flavor was nearly non existant either good or bad. Watery mouthfeel and taste as well, with a slight citrus hop taste. The aroma was just incredibly inviting, but it failed to follow-up. Too bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCEO (100) - USA - MAY 4, 2007
Whoa. What do we have HERE??!! Smells great...tastes great..$7.99 a six pack too....it has just flown past SNPA and Terrapin Rye Pale Ale...THIS will be a Summer staple no question. Excellent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
bottle. yellow color. hoppy aroma. small head. lots of hops in taste. kind of fresh. quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2007
12 oz bottle. Clear orange with an off-white head; some lace. Orange-grapefruit with pine needles balancing out the sweet. Soft carb, medium light. Grapefruit, melon and bread. Bitter lemon finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1328) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 14, 2007
Orange/Amber pour with nice off-white head. Aroma of typical citrus. Flavor was big great fruit with a nice balance of malt. Nice medium body with a hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Kramer17801. Pours a slightly hazy amber golden with an off-white head. Distinct aroma of pine and citrus. Medium body with lightly sweet, pale malts and then lots of sweetish, fruity accents from the aroma hops. Lovely. 060407

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Hazy amber colour. Sweet piney aroma. Flavour of hops, quite sweet, malty with some citrus. Sweet hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (39608) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 7, 2007
Sample. Pours orange slight unclear. Aroma is sweet hops. Taste has the same with vague malt notes. Finish is hoppy-dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcp23 (54) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2007
UPDATED: APR 13, 2007 12oz bottle(best b4 5/29/07). Pours light to medium golden color, with snowstorm of floaties. Nice dry, sweet floral hop nose, accompanied by a good malty presence. Very minimal, light lacing and head. Sharp piney hops dance along the malt flavor. Something disconnected about this. Agree w/ brstp - something missing, and leaves me wanting(more??). Pretty light IPA all the way around-not my idea of "mammoth". Decent session or summer/warm weather brew. - UPDATE 4/13 - -Obviously my first bottle was a bad one. Seems one can only rate numerically once, so my rating will reflect the 2nd bottle, and not the 1st. 2nd bottle had same best B4 date as 1st. Color appeared more light-to-medium golden-orange than before, slightly hazy, and NO floaties. Aroma was sumptuously dry-hopped- virtually made my eyes roll back in my head. Very nice! Light lacing, medium foam. Flavor was wonderful sweet floral hops-not overdone, just right- very well paired with the malt to make for a smooth-almost soft, highly drinkable, eminently enjoyable brew- a real pleasure. Just gobbled this beer up! Alcohol % is about perfect for the style. This is sure to become a spring/summertime(or anytime) fave of mine. So glad I have the opportunity to re-rate this. 1st bottle had to be an anomaly. 2 time time to rhyme twice as nice. Like to root for the home team!


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