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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A trio perfectly blended hops packed (literally!) into the brew give this intensely flavorful beer incredibly bold aromas and moderately high bitterness. Balanced with caramel malt sweetness India Style Pale ales are copper in color and traditionally fortified with higher alcohol and lots of hops to preserve the beer for its long travels. Wonderfully big and bold hoppy flavors are a perfect pairing with spicy foods or for those looking for a beer to reward them with the complexity of flavors so relished by "hop head" beer lovers.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (763) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
On tap in a tulip served cold. Bartender scoffed at my attempt to warm it with my hands. Not much of an aroma but I could make out slight caramel and pepperyness. Pours cloudy with a dark amber color with an almost non existent head. Starts sweet and ends with an astringent bitterness. Somewhat oily in texture with too little carbonation. I'm not a fan, I'd pass next time, unless I knew it was served properly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
Pint with chicken cobb salad. Orange and hoppy. Nice IPA. Not extreme or as big and bold as the description. Perhaps big and bold compared to beers that are not IPAs. Tasty enough.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Poured up on tap at the Tamarack brewpub with clear copper body and gold edges as well as a light tan head that leaves behind some sheet lacing. The aroma has plenty of pleasing yet somewhat modest pine hoppiness with faint snippets of sweet malts well off in the background. The taste has rich chewy hoppiness coming from a nice level of pine hops but also some floral hops and sort of a resiny grassy note. This is a pretty darn good IPA that brings up and lingers with near resiny bitterness into the after taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (5937) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Draft at the missoula. Pours a hazy medium gold. Tight sudsy white head. Rich piney nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty,nutty,caramel mid palate with fresh crisp pine. Crisp refreshing finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6018) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On tap at the Missoula brewpub. Pours cloudy copper with a decent beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a fairly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kev1001 (67) - Montana, USA - APR 14, 2011
On tap. Pours orange/amber. Fairly hoppy IPA with citrus notesand a little pine. I believe it was 7.1% alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6164) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
Part of the tasting tray at the brewpub. Deep burnt orange colour. Aroma of blood orange, guava. Heaps of tropical fruit hoppy goodness, long very bitter finish. Very fresh, superb!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2010
Pours dark copper red with a great head. Strong hoppy aroma with a bit of funky yeast character l. Flavour is all IPA. Bold hopy bitter qnd floral. This is a great IPA. Very fresh and drinkable. Gteat flavour profile. This is a hell of a beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
Sample at brewpub. Pours golden orange. The aroma is bursting with hop goodness. Grapefruit, lemon, pine, and caramel on the palate. Reminds me of Tree Hophead. And in no way is that a bad thing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18966) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Clear brownish amber, small head. Concentrated swetay grapefruit aroma. Mid-dry with near full body and rounded mouthfeel. Very hoppy with concentrated flavour of sweaty graepfruit. Realy bitter finish. A rock solid IPA.


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