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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4146) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
Pint on tap at the newly open MKT in Edmonton pours an deep golden orange color with a small white head that leaves little lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit and orange with some caramel malts and hints of pine. Taste is a bold grapefruit bitterness with some underlying fruity and malty sweetness. The hop profile certainly dominates this medium bodied beer which has some decent carbonation. A very well done IPA for the serious hop heads out there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 RBAG summer 2012. From 946ml growler. Brassy orangey coloured beer with little signs of head. Some spicy piney hops in the aroma. Citrus and piney hops flavours, moving toward grapefruity in the finish. Medium body, good carbonation. Not super intense but pretty drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
From my first growler at andrew hilton. Bam! Hops in the nose, it smothers everything else. Good head, there was a ton of foam poured off the growler, thier CO2 system is a bit brand new. Great golden red/brown colour, the head fades but it IS a growler pour. Hard to taste the malts under all that heavy hops, but its a nice blend. Those hopps really last on the back of the tounge, lots of bitterness. A pretty good ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2012
Draft - Hoppy piney aroma, with an oddly sweet malt. Cloudy amber with a creamy medium head. Very floral and a piney bitterness. A bit of sweetness as well. Not bad but a little off balance.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (3123) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2012
copper color, lemon and oranges, slight body. Mildly bitter, kinda boring. Meh

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (5627) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Draft 6 oz’er at the Missoula brewpub. An opaque orange beer. Sticky head. Drinks with a metallic, blood orange funkiness. Almost tart. Why do people throw hops ata beer and call it an IPA? (#4665, 7/5/2012)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2012
Pint at Craft Beer Market in Calgary, AB on 06/14/2012. Colour: light red and medium orange with medium white head. Nose: Lots of forest notes, including pine, wet soil and vegetation. Touch of marachino cherry adds sweetness. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Quite hoppy but not much else to speak of beside pine-dominant hops. Needs to be a bit more complex.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
Not an insane hop, but a nice bitter and floral beer. Beautiful grassy and citrus fruit notes in the aroma with light caramel sweetness and mild bitterness on the finish. A good session IPA overall, but not a hop bomb.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (922) - 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 (4608) - 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.


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