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RATINGS: 1130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 IPAís 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 youíre at the brewery youíll 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


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Hazy and amber. Head settles down nicely to just cover the beer and lace around the glass. Bigger grapefruit flavor than what I was expecting (pleasantly enough). Flavor is not overpowering; it lingers but not cloyingly. Some balancing sweetness from the malts but not much. Very much an IPA. Iíd rate this above the 420, which is also enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Herk34 (2) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2005 does not count
Best GA IPA Iíve had - a little cloudy, great aroma, long-lasting taste. Much better than the more heralded 420.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Thanks to goldtwins for this beer.

Poured amber with a large semi-creamy off-white head. Nice aroma of floral hops and a touch of candy. Taste is somewhat thin, predominantly hop driven, with a somewhat metallic character. Body feels thin and overcarbonated. Not bad... started out better than it finished.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Dark brownish orange color, medium sized rocky white head. Citrusy sweet Cascade family aroma. Malty backbone with a slight toasty character, with complementing citrusy and grassy hop flavors. Residual sweetness, slight toastiness, and a twinge of diacetyl in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2005
I donít think it is the beer Iíve been training for, but it is a good APA nonetheless. Iíd hesitate to call it an IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Bronze. Bubbly, light tan head. Big citrusy, resinous hop aroma with some very subtle malt. Same flavor, medium body. Very nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Bottle courtesy of Suttree: Cloudy light amber-yellow with a medium white head that lasts. The aroma has a nice fresh, biting hops smell to it. Itís mostly grass and citrus, with an almost lemony characteristic to it. Hints of biscuit and malt just barely show through. The taste is quite bitter, showing the hops all the way through, and the citrus/lemon comes through in the flavor as well. Hay, honey, and an earthy light malt show themselves midway through. Grassy hops become apparent towards the finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2935) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2005
intense floral hop aroma. nice hoppy, full flavored beer. pours a cloudy amber with a small head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2177) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Pours a cloudy amber with a small head. The nose is malt, grass, and hops; the flavor follows with a nice blend of slightly soapy hops and biscuity malts. The best thing about this brew is the lovely, well-balanced long bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2008 LOVE this IPA. so good. Smells very hoppy. Great flavor, so much hops, like fresh cut grass! i wish this was available in central florida! Micro Man get this beer! PLEASE!


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