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RATINGS: 1068   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Pours a murky yellow color, bubbly white head. Aroma of bananas, wheat, hops. Flavor is very balanced in hops and malt. Sweet yet hoppy taste. Lemons, pine, and cherrys. A very nice IPA, thanks to SHAG for this tasty one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
Floral hops, lightly spicy with notes of berries in this wonderfully complex aroma. Opaque orange-brown body with lasting small-bubbled, off-white head that covers generously and coats the glass. Dry, flat flavour. Assertively bitter but there’s not much else there. Strong carbonation prickles the tongue. Disappointing - how can the aroma be so fresh yet the flavour so flat? Bottle sampled with Lubiere, MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
splink48 (35) - Fayetteville, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Pours a medium gold color. Leaves a nice head which thins out. A very enjoyable IPA which is slightly bitter in a finish. I’ve been extremely impressed with this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6142) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
12oz: Hazy golden colour, nice generous white hear, initially huge, but sets down to a foamy cover. Bushy, spine, citrusy smell. Balance is totally great on that aroma, soapy woodiness somehow.. yum yum. Once again though in this IPA tasting, I still am not able to identify so many flavours in this, it’s certainly nicely floral and presents a firm sandy/bushy bitterness, but the body is certainly a bit too bubbly, lively biting. So this is obviously in the better half of the American IPAs, but once again, it so dries out on your tongue that it leaves you the impression that you’re missing a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Hazy orange body, thin light cream head. Thick, dense, resiny hops nose. The hops slam the palate the second the beer hits the mouth, with tons of resiny, piney bitterness and peeks of citrus rind. Chewy and thick, this reminds me of a west coast beer, akin to one of Stone’s big beers. Definitely a boon for hopheads, although I consider myself a malt person. Thanks Larry (goldtwins) for the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Bottle pours golden, fairly clear, large foamy off-white head, sticky lacing, with light carbonation.   Mild hop aroma.   Hops, slightly sweet, maybe a bit of butterscotch in the flavor.   Decent body, medium mouthfeel.   Mild bitterness on the finish, slightly malty, dry, with some citrus notes.   Nothing unusual or fantastic, but its fairly solid.   Thanks goes out to goldtwins for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - NOV 5, 2004
11/4/04. Poured out of 12 oz. bottle, obtained in a trade with CaptainCougar on RateBeer 10/21/04. Pours a faintly hazy tangerine-orange-amber color with decent but rocky and dissipating offwhite head. Spotty lacing. Very nice nose with a nice medley of dried fruit and citrus (apricot, peach and orange), some grassy hops and a very subtle sweetness matched with a light acidity. Flavor falls right in line where it should, with a touch of apricot, light biscuit and subtly sweet, floral hops and nectar, but also pulling a huge, sharply bitter, crisp hop punch out of nowhere. Almost ash-like in its potency. Body is just too thin and the mouthfeel doesn’t dazzle-- sort of feels like the beer is falling apart from its carbonation. Weird. Very long finish, on the other hand, is extremely impressive and smooth. Bitterness attacks from all angles. A very nice, "Serious" IPA with a lot going on and a fairly good balance, but the grassiness is something I’m still getting used to. I could see some people drinking pint after pint of this stuff-- just not me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2004
Orange coloured. Quite hoppy aroma. The flavour is rather light and bitter. Lacks some body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2640) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Bottle Pours a clear golden amber with a very thick sandy colored frothy head. Aroma is quite citrusy, mostly orange, not as sharp as some others that have a lot of grapefruit in the aroma. Honey and light malts as well. Flavor is plenty of hops but the flavor is soft and easy. As far as IPAs go the easiest one I can remember as far as drinkablility. Feel is soft and smooth, and the trailer is fairly woody and cardboardish. Quite good for the style. Thanks to Captain Cougar for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - OCT 31, 2004
This is by far the best IPA I’ve ever had. It strays from the bitter over-hoppiness of many of its cousins. It tastes very hoppy, but in a wonderfully floral fashion. It’s just a great IPA. Highly recommended.

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