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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A rich, fully-hopped India Paled Ale brewed for the true hop head. Light Copper in color. Malts used to make this beer include: 2 Row Pale Malt, Carapils Malt, Caramel 20 Malt, Caramel 60 Malt, hops are Cascade, Centennial, Fuggles.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Thanks to Lithy for the bottle!
Red-amber, small white head gone quick. Nose is initially creamy hop but then falls to heavy sweetness with burnt caramel. Rather bitter and dry, not quite as fresh and juicy as I’d like, and some more burnt malt notes throughout. Small body and short finish. Overall ok, definitely different, but not a favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Pours like a DF 90 minute. Darkened caramel pour with ruby tinges. Huge, tan frothy head. Very sticky lace. Looks damn good so far. Pine, grapefruit and orange zest with a slight toastiness. Resinous and sappy flavor muddled with sweetened ruby red grapefruit. Sweet, but slightly scorched, caramel flavors abound throughout the flavor palate. It does however finish with a lingering, earthy bitterness. Nice balance, kinda reminiscent of a West Coast brew but lacks a fuller body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2009
Hazy amber. Thick head. Fairly straightforward fruity-hoppy aroma. Slight crystal malt accent. Fairly toasty flavour profile with earthy hop notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Draught @ Jupiter beerfest. Amber color with beige tight head. Crystal malt aroma and flavors. Nutty with rich grain flavors and some light bread crust. Solid and not bad at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2009
The aroma is well hopped with plenty of malt also. There is pine and citrus as well as grass and caramel. The appearance is copper with a large head for an IPA. The flavor is like the aroma with a touch of earthiness. The palate is typical for the style with a bitter finish. Overall a fine beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palidor19 (2919) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2009
this particular is very low on the malt front but with high concentration of hops. hops are piney. taste is mildly soapy. still good

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Yes! Dank, piney and hopalicious. Beautiful body, semi hazey amber colour with a big white head. Hops, grapefruit and lime on the nose. Very floral all the way through. Flavours are delightfully hoppy, with soft citrus notes and a chewy finish. Awesome well balanced IPA, delightful in every way. Thanks Louis!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4120) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2009
12oz bottle. Deep orange amber color. Off-white foamy head. Complex hop aroma. Some citrus, some pine, nice florals. Lots of hops in the nose. flavor is a big hop bite. A beer from SC that reminds me of Portland, OR! Nice grapefruit, decent malt. Some caramel malt flavor, mostly hops. Medium bodied. Nice pregame warmup for the hop heads. The South will rise again!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (5800) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Bottle thanks to tronraner, the last brew left from our trade unfortunately. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head and tons of lacing. The aroma is sweet grapefruit hops, some caramel also. The flavor is very nice; a smooth and flavorful citrus hop, mostly grapefruit, a lot of balance achieved by a biscuit like malt and some caramel. Very nice and quaffable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle. Body-dark honey brown with an ultra thin film of bubbles and medium ring of bubbles. Nose-light oxidation, light hay/straw, saliva. Taste-rust, very medium hops, nicely unsweet (gets extra points for that), low grapefruit, medium bitter.


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