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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Pale copper in color, but big in body and flavor with a heady hop character. The IPA uses spring water and snow melt from high in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Terminal Gravity used over 50% Marris Otter pale ale malt imported from the British Isles for a traditional British flavor. It adds several other malts from the Northwest and Europe. TG IPA has over 2 pounds of hops per barrel, finishing with British Fuggles for that classic aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4778) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Bottle: Aroma a nice balance of malt and sweet grapefruit. Pours a dark amber with a nice yellowish-white head with fair retention. Excellent lacing. Rather malty all the way thru with a nice hop addition in the finish. Very nice IPA but more hops is needed to balance the malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Bottle. Medium amber color. White head fades out rather quickly. Sweet hops pervade the aroma but do not overpower the malt notes completely. Very nice balance between malt and hop upon tasting. Pleasant long hop finish. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1884) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Bought in a 12 oz stubby brown bottle..says "live beer" onlabel so I suppose this is unpasteurized. Nice murky orange colour, typical PNW IPA, in appearance, small pure white head and some nice carbonation..good lacing. Classic American IPA aromas, graprefruit, spiciness and a lick of malt. Quite a nice tasting IPA, decidedly hoppy !, yet under it all there lies a strong base of good malts, semi dry finish and a long lingering pleasant bitter aftertaste. Nice on the palate and remarkably smooth for and IPA. Quite a nice nd drinkable IPA. Not one of the very best..but good none-the-less. Would love to taste this fresh at the brewery some day..maybe next summer..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Very good IPA. Pours a hazy dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit/hops. Body is creamy and smooth, nicely carbonated. Flavor was a refreshing grapefruit/citrus that was very appealing. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2004
Iím not a big IPA fan, but a work colleague bought me a six-pack for Christmas. I was pleasantly surprised. Itís got the hoppiness and floral quality of an IPA, but also a nice fruit-spice taste as well. Itís very "natural" tasting, very clean and appealing. Thereís very little bitterness in the palate, which I like - the melange of intriguing flavors lingers long. This is an IPA that I will buy myself.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Pours thick and hazy with some yeast and little head. Aroma of burnt caramel, celery, wood. Very unusal flavor. Woody and tart with some anti-septic qualities. I attribute this to the yeast. I once used White Labs 026 and got similar flavors. It grows on you though and there is alot going on. You get new flavors with each sip. Some citrus, some blackberry. Not your usual IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Poured a dark, cloudy amber/copper color with an averaged sized tan head. Has an earthy aroma to it with pine needles. Apricots and grapefruit as well. Maybe some grasses lurking in the background. Medium bitterness with a malty, almost caramel balance. This one grew on me more with each sip I took. Not your one dimensional, highly bitter, hop overload IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bill Becker (310) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Bottles bought from an on line store: Well, this is THE best IPA Iíve ever tasted. Not one sour note that I can mention so....Iím giving it a perfect 5.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2004 This is an intereting brew - not your standard IPA that is for sure. Odd, earthy, dog-breath aroma, burnt caramel. Pours a caramel hue, some effervescence with a nice head and light lacing. Mouthfeel is rich on the taste and watery on the finish. Taste ranges from grapefruity hops to quaker toasted oat squares to earthy British style hops. Very sweet and very bitter simultaneously. Thanks for the sample go to Derek Arent - the famous one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Okay, Iíve had countless pints of this locally. I know Iíve rated this before, I guess I forgot to transfer my review from that lame-ass site before I got banned yet again without reason. Bottled version, and yet another awesome reason to live in the PNW. Iím pumped that they now have it in bottles; I hope I can find it up in Seattle in a few weeks. This is my go-to beer when I find it on tap. Anyway, on with the rating... So, pours a brownish orange with a decent head that leaves some decent lacing. Aroma is...wow. Youíd think you were about to take a sip of grapefruit juice. Pure floral hops with only a hint of malt. Flavor is very well balanced. Nice malt sweetness does a nice job of keeping this from being too bitter Nice floral hops, spices...damn, itís been too long. Iím in such heaven right now that I canít even pick out the flavors; please forgive me. Itís not nearly as citric, though, as the aroma, which is a good thing. Palate is very thick and crisp. Overall, this is about as solid of an IPA as you will ever find and *definately* worth seeking out. I hope my local store gets more in soon.

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