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RATINGS: 1034   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


3.6
   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 (4931) - 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 (5282) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2004 Copper color with a large head. The taste is very complex with some oranges, apricots, spices, and pine. An aroma similar to, but not as awesome as, Stone IPA. Floral and citrus all up in your nose. A nice bitter hop punch. This is far and away the best IPA brewed in this wonderful beerwasteland of the Suthrn' US of A.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Nice white head,good laceing.Clear light copper color.Fruity nose.Medium bodied.Spicey hop flavor with some malt in the dry finish.Well balanced.More of an APA,to me, or an IPA for the masses.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Murky amber topped by a big, rocky, off-white head. Nice pine/grapefruit aroma balanced by decent peachy sweetness and yeasty/spiciness. Taste is hops -- pine/floral/grapefruit, decent malt backbone, medium sweet (there's that hint of peach again), finishing resiny pine (gives a great belch). Very drinakble -- I gulped this one up in no time flat.


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