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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   ABV: -
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Brewed to survive the voyage from England to India, this medium gold colored ale has a very assertive bitterness to create a decidedly hoppy pale ale


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 9, 2010
On tap. Brewer said this was nearly two months old, but still tasted pretty fresh to me. Pours with a clear orange body and a long lasting white head with great lace. Aroma of strong orange citrus and light hops. (C-hops and some simcoe). Taste is really nice, herbal, citrus and dank. Fresh smelling. Light caramel. Very nicely attenuated. Creamy carbonation, good bitterness, dry and well made!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9935) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
A: The pour is gold in color with a minimal white head. Perhaps a ring around the top. S: A decent but not amazing nose on this beer. Grapefruit and a slight pine are the sum of the hop aromas with some caramel malt filling in the rest of the sniff. T: The flavor is an improvement over the nose. Good grapefruit flavor with a decent array of floral hops as well. There is some definite caramel malt in the middle with a decently bitter finish. M: Medium in body and maybe a bit light on the carbonation. D: Perhaps if we weren’t so spoiled in terms of IPAs, I would think this one was better. That said, we are spoiled here in Southern California and this is just a middle of the road (maybe a bit better) example.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Clear amber color/ beige head. Big pine, grapefruit hop aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Nice pine and grapefruit hoppy flavors on a solid spicy sweet malt base. good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3267) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2009
On tap. A very nice beer overall. Poured a dirty amber/gold color with a small white head. Aroma was quite strong with citrus/grapefruit rounded out with a bit of caramel and fruit. Flavor had a strong hop presence. Tasty too. Alot of citrus. Flavor lingers for a while. Impressive effort.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Some oddly downer ratings for this thing. I thought the nose was overly dry but sufficiently dank; the color made me want to slam it - nice drinkable orange gold; the flavor was a nice creamy shroud over its ample hop character, and though it didn’t take full advantage of botanicals or citrus notes that it was very good. I don’t know, maybe I have the lowest standards.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Solid grapefruity, light wineous fruity aroma. Flavour is fresh wine grapes, light leathery and vague spiced hops flavoured. Light fruity and solid bitter flavoured finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2009
On tap. Clear, deep golden with an off-white head. Very fresh and piney hop aroma. Medium body, a little caramel and a leathery edge. Distinctly hoppy finish. 060709

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 6, 2009
on tap at the brewpub, dark copper color, citric hoppy aroma, hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Tap @ the brewpub. Poured a clear copper color with an off-white head. Citrus hops start out the aroma. Some caramel malt makes up the base. Citrus flavor from the start through the long semi-dry and moderately bitter finish. Some caramel malt. The bitterness keeps growing. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Date: 12/02/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear copper, wispy off white head, scattered lace, sweet crystal malt aroma with light citrus hops, lots of citrus malt flavor, nice sweet caramel and crystal malt supports the hops, lasting bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4


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