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RATINGS: 1036   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


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!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3433) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Cloudy orange with a thin head and small floaties swirling about. Yeasty nose. Sharpish mouthfeel up front, but became watery at times toward the finish. Light and sweet malt flavors (cookie dough) meddled nicely with a yeasty earthiness. Flowery, herbal hops contributed a decent bitterness. Thus, adequate balance. Some cobwebs in the back of the throat, but nothing bothersome. Somewhat oily and resinous in the aftertaste. Overall, not too bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 12, 2004
Aroma is a very strong mix of cinnamon and ginger with lots of hops. Pours a semi opaque orange with a good amount of head. Goes down very smoothly with a bit of warmth to it at the end. Has a mix of cinnamon, brown sugar, and nutmeg in the taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2004
orange color, thin head, citrus smell. hopes galore! this is pretty good. bitter, and goes down pretty well. a good beer to have a few of.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
Golden-orange in colour. Aroma of citrus(oranges, grapefruit), hops and some pine. Flavour of grass, hops, some malt, earth, citrus and some spices. Medium body. Finishes with a medium bitterness. Thanks for the bottle mr_kimchee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
Pleasant enough citrus-orange/pale golden beer releasing a hoppy fruity forest aroma. Kinda creamy mouthfeel with nice lingering finish that feels somewhat refreshing and slightly bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
123456green (46) - houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2004
nice hoppy ipa. color very light but overall taste is above avg., malts needs a little work.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eirikur (370) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAR 13, 2004
Great brew, could do with a little more hopping though. Very nice looking, great malting, needed just a tad more hoppiness at the aftertaste. Overall it is a kickass.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Clear amber body under a sloppy white head. Orange citrus and taffy in the aroma. The sweetness continues in the flavor, it makes up the malt base along with some caramel notes. Hop flavors are pine and pineapple, although the strong carbonation makes detecting them difficult. Resinous finish. This beer's subdued hops are fine by me, but I disliked the taffy sweetness - it didn't fit well in this style of beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holdwine (1077) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2004
What a great surprise. Ordered because it was the only micro offered, this puppy came through in spades. Yeastiness keeps a slight damper on zooming fresh hops. Malting is clear and strong. Fruitiness supreme with strong citrus and pineapple(?). A great IPA.


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