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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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American style India Pale Ale (IPA) brewed using Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial and Mt. Hood hops. A beer with crisp hop flavor and bitterness well balanced with American malt sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5409) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2005 Poured a dark, reddish amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of light floral and citrus hops, light caramel malts in the background. Taste of mostly the same, with lots of fruity hoppiness, a really nice IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 Amazingly good. Deep copper. Great nose, very citric, some sweet creaminess. Huge hop taste, very tart and dry, big grapefuirt. Great balance, kiss of caramel and maltiness. Palate-wise, absolutely perfect, fills the mouth beautifully, creamy and full. A truly great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2005
My sonís mother lives in Minnesota and was kind of enough to pick up a growler for me. pretty nice for an ex wife! My refrigerator beer is Two Hearted Ale so that is what I measure all IPAs against. This was extremely good but I would have to say I prefer Two Hearted Ale. Orange/amber color which pours a nice head with heavly lacing. Scent was more fruity than floral. The taste was somewhat grapefruit, pine needles. Not as citrusy as Two Hearted Ale, a bit more malt flavor. Damn good beer. Looks like my son will have a stop on the way home from his visits up north. Am anxious to try their other beers.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
kmpitz2 (21) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2005
I had this at a tasting I blindly stumbled upon over the labor day weekend. This was poured from half gallon growler into a wine tasting glass. The color was a nice rich amber with a very decent head and carb bubble. The nose was staggeringly good. The hops came through piney and earthy with a citrusy grapefruit background. I had to actually stop myself from smelling it to taste it. The flavor matched the nose very well. The piney hop took center stage, supported with a sweet grapefruit backdrop. The hop flavor didnít linger, but instead, the aftertaste was sweet and mellow. This was a thick feeling beer, but just about where I wanted it for what it is. Unfortunately for me, I was actually dressed for and on my way to a wedding so I only had the one small sample glass, but I could easily have taken the growler with me and sat in the back of the church annointing myself with this most holy beverage. I am going to have to try and get a growler of this sometime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Oh, Mama, come to Papa. This stuff was great. Thanks, Phil, for sharing this growler. Hazy orange/copper with a soft beige head. Aroma was potent hops with spices and fruit and pine sap. Good body and nice, unintrusive carbonation. Flavor was dominated by the hops but with no apologies. This was an excellent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2005 Major thanks to Wawood for sending me a growler of this Bad-Ass Momma Jamma of an IPA!

Poured with the most robust cherry wood and tobacco colored body. The head was enormously dense, creamy and leaving fat rings of whipped buttery lace from start to finish. Distinct aromas of caramel and grapefruit impart from the beer. The palate is near perfect; dense and chewy, creamy as can be. Caramelized grapefruit from start to finish, never overly bitter and never astringent. Subtle hints of molasses give a light smoky characteristic that is a welcome addition.
Overall, this is one of the most well crafted IPAís Iíve had! Thanks again, Winston!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3146) - Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2005
My sister was in Minneapolis for a college activities planning convention and was nice enough to walk down to the brewpub, buy a growler of this, lug it back to her hotel (almost 2 miles one way), and bring home in her backpack. Iím glad she did, itís a tasty beer that has more malt complexity than youíd expect from an IPA. The brown body is topped off by a medium-sized head. The aroma smacks first of hops, pine tip variety, but is followed up by a solid, sweet caramel and biscuit malt. The flavor is full, the malt thick in the mouth with the tingling carbonation and prickly bitterness lightening the load. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtw (1119) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2005
a bonus growler, thanks to footbalm! huge aroma of dry malt and some ídarkí hops. doesnít have the bite that some IPAs do, but thatís good--itís not overdone. has more of an english IPA feel to it, which is also nice. excellent balance, good to see a beer get high marks without having the over-the-top characteristics of some IPAs...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 2, 2005
From Growler courtesy of Footbalm. Aroma of chocolate malted crunch ice cream, and hops. Color is an amber/brown. Cream head forms and fades. Taste is heavy caramel, piney hop taste, with a hint of powdered chocolate. Mouthfeel is nice, but nothing super special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 2, 2005
growler sample thanks to enniskillen.poured a lovely looking brownish/orange that reminded me alot with ice tea,only with a nice white head.the aroma was fresh,crisp,and hoppy.it was like breathing in the humboldts redwood frorest.the flavor was nothing short of excellent.again,crispy,hoppy,and very fresh mouthfeel.the tounge picked up some pine,citrus,and ice tea.the palate was on the medium with a bit of a bite on the tounge.for a regular ipa this is outstanding.

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