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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Originally brewed in England in the 18th and 19th centuries for export to the thirsty colonials stationed in India. Higher in alcohol and hop content (both natural preservatives), this deep amber, fruity ale has a big hop nose and a pleasantly dry finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is crisp hoppy, citrusy. Smooth fruity, bitter and light grapefruity to peachy. Bitter and lingering crisp hoppy into a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4399) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Both draft and on cask. Clear golden amber pours, thin white head. Grapefruit, lots of citrusy hops, fruit, and lightly sweet caramel malt. The cask had more fruit notes, while the draft was more Sharp lemon citrusy. Medium body. A nice clean IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4924) - Utah, USA - FEB 21, 2012
On tap at Taps brewpub
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized white head and some lacing
Aroma: Floral and citrus
Taste: Floral, grapefruit and light pine
Very nice and clean, great hop flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4652) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
gold   Strong hop scent. Some sweetness and cookie. Very good peppery sugar cookie. I like the  hops. Good version

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1291) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 27, 2011
On tap at The Daily Pint. Pured hazy amber/orange with a nice cream-white two-finger head with terrific lacing. Strong sharp citrus hops aromas, mostly grapefruit with some orange and lemon. Grapefruit also dominated the palate, but enough honey and caramel sweetness to cut into the bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body, nice carbonation and a clean crisp finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 13, 2011
On tap at the brewery both on cask and tap. It pours golden orange with an off white head. The aroma is very nice with some fresh citrus, pine, and a touch of sweet maltiness for balance, but definitley dominated by potent American hops. The flavor is very satisfying with potent fresh citrusy grapefruit, orange, pine and minor notes of sweeter peach and caramel. The finish is very nice and bitter. A very solid IPA. Good work from Taps!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and tropical fruit flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and tropical fruit linger with caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seanbhudson (57) - , California, USA - DEC 23, 2010
On Tap at The Reagle Beagle APPEARANCE: Clear orange amber color with moderate lacing. AROMA: Moderate aroma of pine and orange zest and sugar cookie. TASTE: Pine and grapefruit bitterness is more pronounced in the taste but there is enough malt to make it drinkable. Unfortunately I am also picking up a hint of soap. MOUTHFEEL: Medium body, finishes a bit crisp. Well carbonated. DRINKABILITY: A decent IPA but not much complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
On tap at Taps. Pours with a clear golden body and a slow to fade white head. Aroma is fruity with citrus and papaya. Dry with a hint of table sugar. Taste is dry, grain, bitter, melon, citrus zest, and very light bodied. Dry with good carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
A: The pour is light amber in color with a thin white head on top and some mild lacing. S: The nose is very heavy on the citrus hops. The grapefruit is the primary aroma with a bit of sweet, caramel malt in the background. T: The citrus is a bit less pronounced than in the nose. Still some good grapefruit flavor, but less intense than I was expecting. There’s a bit of bready malt as the backbone along with a touch of pine. M: The body is medium with the usual low carbonation of a cask conditioned ale. D: This is one of the better Taps beers I’ve had. A great nose and a pretty decent flavor to it. I would like to try it on tap to see how it compares to the cask.


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