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RATINGS: 262   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4376) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, deep amber body with a thin, white head. Smell: Sweetish caramel malt nose marked by mild hop notes of spice and lemon zest. Taste: The lightly sweet, initial maltiness is predominated by a distinct taste of caramel cubes. Very minor grain hint. Spicy, citrus zest hop flavors with a medium, easy-going bitterness. Finishes dry with just the lightest touch of remaining hop bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A decent India Pale Ale. Certainly a bit more malt-forward than many other examples of the style, so, if you prefer less-malty, punchier IPA’s, you may want to look elsewhere.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Butter’s 4th cellar reduction. Clear amber and a white head. Thick citrus and honey aroma with a mild hop and sweet taste. Slightly thin for and IPA but decent enough.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (3766) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle at the Fourth Butters’ Cellar Clearance Event. Old and musty. Some hop profile is apparent, but overshadowed by the malty backbone. Kinda weak actually, but the bottle could be old. Lingering bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2009
12 oz bottle at Butters’ 4th Cellar Reduction. Pours a lacing off-white head with a clover honey color body. Smells of mellow, thick, sweet, hops. I think this bottle has some good age on it...about a year. Tastes thin but like a barleywine. Good mellow hops with a bold sweetness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3288) - 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 (12626) - 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 (5218) - 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 (4221) - 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 (2949) - 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


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