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RATINGS: 1182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6376) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Bottle Courtesy of Aracauna via trade. Nice citrusy aroma with oranges and citrus hops. Pours a transparent orange witih a slight haze and an off-white head. Very nice lacing. Lots of sweet orange up front and fruity sweetness in general. Finishes with a mild grapefruit hoppiness. Hops could be strengthed a little to balance all the fruity sweetness.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5526) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
Nov, 2005. Kilburn Palace Bottle Fest. Lacks body, but nicely oily-hoppy. Soaked hop flavours. Malt is not interesting, but the oily hops are pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
Bottle at Chris’. Others weren’t too keen on this one, but I really liked it. Hazy orange with a fluffy white head. Strong, hoppy aroma. Really juicy, fragrant IPA with citric bitterness, some sweetness and floral notes. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yard (45) - Senoia, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2005
sweet hoppy aroma with light colored appearence. Hoppy but smooth with a light aftertaste. Good beer and a good beer to experiment on rating better beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Delsym (41) - Vinton, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2005
One of my favorite IPAs of all time. Excellent hazy orange color with lovely bits of sedement swirling about. Has a definitive hoppy bite that grabs you by the balls and forces you to take notice. As the bottle suggests, this one ain’t for beginners. But if you’re a well-traveled hop head, this beer’s for you.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Hazy Honey color and medium white head. Beautiful citrus grapefruit nose. Very dry grapefruit citrus rind with tiny bit of sweetness. Dry finish. Excellent IPA. I got this from a friend traveling across the Northeast on a beer tour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Slighly murky light copper with some head and no lacing. Nice citrus and grass with some malt in the nose. Good up front bitterness with a pine, citrus, and grassy hop flavor. Nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - SEP 26, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2006 Thanks to goldtwins for the bonus! Bottled. Pours a murky, orange, copper color with a foamy ivory head. The aroma is pine and oranges with just a bit of a yeast aroma as well(?). Good malt backbone with a good bit of grassy hoppiness. Chalky aftertaste. 3.3 Re-Rate: Thanks again to goldtwins for this new bottle brewed with the new recipe. Murky copper colored pour with a sizable head. The nose is almost all grapefruit with some malt notes. Nice malt backbone with a ton of grapefruit notes. Nicely balanced with a clean aftertaste. Fantastic IPA!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Sampled from bottle, a gift from Stalyiv. This IPA pours a faintly hazt, dark copper with an adequate off-white head. The aroma from the dry-hopping makes this a very aromatic beer. It smells of fresh flowers. The flavor is nicely bitter with floral and spicy hops dominating. The toasted, caramel malt backbone is subdued by the hops, but still present. Medium-bodied and probably too carbonated. Bitterness lingers. A good ale, but not quite as complex and enjoyable as Sweetwater’s 420.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Pours with an orange-amber body topped by a thick head with some lacing. It’s sweet, malty and fruity with an underlying grassy hop note and a touch of artificial grape flavor. Medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry.


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