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RATINGS: 1027   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Slightly hazy amber with a medium lasting white head. Aroma is a nice mix of English and Pacific hops. Refreshing taste with a bitterness not noticable until the finish. A beer that grows on you the more you drink it. Thanks Arcanuna.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2003
Beautiful looking amber/orange and cloudy with significant sediment. Thick head which is settling down rapidly. Looks similar to Bells Two Hearted. Fat piney hop aroma. Crisp with a medium body and a bitter slightly dry finish. Not an outstanding brew but definately worth a try.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2006 12 oz bottle (sixth of a six pack), snifter. ThisIPA begins with a generous display of both large ad firm, compact bubbles in a foamy off-white head. The hue is a rich orange amber settling to a bright copper at center and shows a fine sediment belying the commitment to unpasteurization. Intense waves of under ripe apricots, pine needles and grilled, saucy peaches are relentless. Some room is still left for the bready and caramel malts as well as spicy, peppery esters. The flavor begins much softer than the aroma indicates it might. Bready, sweet, peppery and piney, the finish expands into an enormously fruity and floral hop explosion. As full and bright as this begins, the end lets down some with sparse malts to highlight the hops. Decent mouthfeel, perhaps a little full for the hop levels thought brisk carbonation thins it somewhat.

Original rating. Hazy orange/amber body looks hugely thick. Average, frothy white head dimishes quickly and leaves behind little lacing. Light malt nose(toasted, straw) heavy hops(perfume, grapefruit) moderate yeast(horseblanket?) with pears, peaches, and nutmeg. Medium oily body felt lighter than it was due to lively carbonation. Lots of hops in the finish that stay in your mouth for quite a while. This beer was really not my thing. Not enough malt to balance the hops. Big yeast balls floating around looked like curded milk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lstorie3 (17) - Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Medium copper color somewhat cloudy. Light to medium beige head - decent staying power. first pass it screamed out apples and pears. second pass a slight citrus scent developed. Thrid pass I swear banana was in there, Fourth pass mango and pineapple. Almost like being at a roadside fruit stand. Very pleasant overall. The taste is very much like the smell--the citrusy hop flavor dominates. I am a hophead so I rather like it, but I don't think there was enough malt balance for the level of hopping. Mediium mouthfeel. Overall, a very good beer althugh somewhat unbalanced. I would definitely drink again.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Strykzone (4831) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Cloudy in appearance with substantial froth. The taset is of strong grapefruit which gives a definite sour flavor. All in all it is a disappointing beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 16, 2003
Medium gold color. Large head. Aroma is floral hops and piney. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are sweet and fruity. Hops are grapefruity, spicy and piney. Very nicely balanced. A tasty and bright IPA. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2003
Thanks to alcfron for passing some of those Georgian beers on to me! Translucent copper orange color, sufficient head. Fruity citrus nose and a taste that starts off sweet then the hops kick in immediately but are not overpowering. Has superfine sediment present. I could drink a few of these.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2003 My friend Paul is just the greatest - I asked him to bring back any kind of beer from Atlanta and we could split the cost - He brought me back a case and a half of beer - 10 different labels in all! This is by far the winner - full of sweet (peachy)/citrusy(grapefruit) hops, but still amazingly well balanced - a big malty goodness is in this bottle. Also helping out is the nice golden color, great head, and webby lacing that grabs on to clumps of head. This is a nice quality brew.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2003
Thanks to Brewbandit for a couple of bottles of this. I had one a couple of months ago and it was too fruity (Peach, Apricot?) for me. Since I was told it was fresh I thought I let the other bottle age a few weeks. The fruit taste did mellow a little bit, but it was still to overpowering for my taste. If it was a fruit I liked it might have been different. If there was any other flavor besides the fruit I couldn't pick it up.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
Amber pour with a medium head. Nice sharp bite! Great citrus, floral and hoppy flavor and aroma. Not the best IPA, but quite good nonetheless.


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