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RATINGS: 1045   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1879) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 1, 2004
12oz. bottle: This one pours a cloudy orangish-golden color. Some floaties in there also. Mine didn’t have much of a white head to it. Nice hop nose, mainly of graperfuit, but some spiciness and maltiness come through also. The taste is a good balance of hops and malts. Just a bit bitter. A decent IPA. Thanks to Cap. Cougar for the trade!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Nice white head, medium density, great retention. Cloudy orange color, excellent appearance. Medium body. Taste is medium hops up front with some nice creaminess. A little roasted flavor comes through in the end. Nice fading bitterness. A pretty good IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mooseklaus (3) - Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2004 does not count
Nice anber color and lasting head. Floral accents in the aroma. Taste has a nice strong hoppy forward with a nice sweet finish. This is an excellent IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hangover (1060) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Dark copper pour, decent head and a massive amount of sediment. From the aroma, I know I’ll like this one. Some nice hopping in this one. The taste does not dissapoint. Citrus with some floral notes and a nice malt presence to support it. Dry, mildly agressive finish. Very well put together. This is a top notch IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Pretty orange/amber color. This one is bottle conditioned so theer are floaties in the bottom. The head is biege with big bubbles. The nose is on the maltty side with some spicy hop character. The flavor is well balanced. The seem sto be more of an English-style IPA to. Given the Georgia brewing contraints, this is a very good effort.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2004
I am not and IPA fan. my buddy gave me one of these and it was way way to bitter for me. Pours a bit orange and is unfiltered

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3254) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 26, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2010 12 oz bottle-thanks go out to Belgianhomebrew for this one. pours an orange hue with lots of yeast floaties. very acidic hop aroma with tons of carbonation. Lots of hop bite on this one, but not much malt to speak of. pretty astringent and attempts to be stone ipa lite. This needs more malt to be a top ipa IMO. ReRate-Man, i had a religious experience with this beer while waiting for a flight in the Atlanta Airport. It was fantastic! deep orange huewith a sudsy soapy white head with awesome lacing-huge floral nose-pineapples, grapefruit, tropic and leafy (almost cannibus ish) flavors exhibit the citrus here with a good late bitterness to dry things out. This is a world-class IPA that everybody needs to try fresh. bottles dont do this thing justice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2005 Excellent IPA. Pours an orangey-amber with an off-white head. Has lots of suspended particles. Nice hoppy aroma. Taste is very hoppy/floral with pine, grapefruit/citrus. Sweet and spicy. Good malt backing. Mouthfeel is very full and round. Highly recommended brew. Thanks Goldtwins!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2004 Bright gold color. Doesn’t have the big floral hop bite that I like in an IPA, but clean and crisp anyway. Nicely balance floral, citrus, malty and hoppy. Does it have lemon juice in it? Every bottle I’ve had tastes different.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2004
Thanks to my pal SpringsLicker for sending the assortment of Atlanta Brews!
Pours a cloudy orange body and a nice off white head… tons of lacing spackled to the side of the glass! Geez!! I wasn’t expecting such a wonderful aroma! A full onslaught of citrus! Grapefruit and orange… notes of pinesap and caramelized sugars… Very Nice! The flavor is not nearly as pure in grapefruit as the aroma suggests. The flavor brings loads of caramel malts… citrus is still present and in effect, but the malt balances it all out. Rather woody, mostly Pine and Spruce.. rather toasty, with submissions of peach, apple, and plums. The palate is medium body, oily, and the finish is snappish and DRY!!!
The best offering I’ve yet to encounter from Sweet Water, and it’s done in relatively a West Coast style… NICE!!


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