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RATINGS: 1191   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - 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) - columbus, 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 (3259) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Fizzy off-white head atop a slightly cloudy amber pour. Stong citrus aroma mixed with sweet caramel with a hint of strawberries. Toasty malty sweet flavor followed by a crisp bitter finish. Nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle from goldtwins. Thanks. Pours an orangish copper with hardly any head. Floral and grassy hop aroma. Nice, dry hopped ipa. Nice, but it doesnt stand out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Thanks to both Larry (goldtwins) and Matt (TBC2) for this one! Orangey amber pour w/ coppery highlights and a lasting medium sized pillowy white head. Grassy and piney hop aromas at first. Some resiny hops as well. Caramel and toasty malts seem a bit thin compared to hops, but hey, it’s an American IPA! The combination and intensity of hops makes it almost herbal together. Flavor is well balanced for the most part. A bit on the sweet side at very first sip, resiny hop flavor throughout! Lightly dry and bitter finish. Toasty malt flavor comes out more int he flavor than the aroma w/ a touch of caramel. Herbal hop flavors into the finish and aftertaste, but also some floral notes pop into the late lingering aftertaste. Very little fruitiness in either flavor or aroma. Lighter medium body, well hidden alcohol, smooth w/ a lower medium carbonation to keep it from being prickly. Nicely done Sweetwater! Very refreshing, almost thirst quenching beer, even though it’s New Year’s Eve on a rain soaked day in northeast Ohio!

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