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RATINGS: 3325   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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India Pale Ale style well suited for Hemingway-esque trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4964) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Daalamar: Poured a light orangey color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention. Aroma of floral hops is quiet enticing with a great semi-sweet malt base. Taste of crisp and citrus hops are well mixed with a nice solid sweet malt based. Carbonation is lively and body is about average. Overall a really good example and enjoyable take on the style thought a bit overrated in my opinion.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Once again, this just makes me frustrated that I can’t get Bells in my area. Smell is incredible, looks so clean and pure, and that great hoppy taste is delicious. Flavor isn’t anything unexpected, it’s just done perfectly. Having had this and the Stone IPA in the same week, I am in hop heaven.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bartzilla (556) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Yum. I would have never figured trout to taste so damn good. Hop lover’s rejoice. This fits the bill and then some. What really caught me by surprise was the incredibly clean, almost dry, finish. I know I’ve said it time and again, but if they sold this here in my neck of the woods, this would be my go-to beer. Plus, the label is great. Fish. On a beer bottle. Corny or genius? You decide. Courtesy of Naven, Divine Devotee as of 7/21/06.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Golden pour with an ever so faint haze and topped by a medium off white head settling to a fine bubbly layer. Big hop aroma of pine, citrus with some faint floral notes. There is also some light toffee noticeable. Rich, medium/full mouthfeel with a fine, light carboantion. There is a nice malty base of sweet caramel balanced by wonderful grapefruit bitterness. Finish is lightly astringent with a prolonged bitterness. This is a terrific IPA, among the very best that I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JUL 20, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 Thanks to Styles for this one. What an incredible beer. The aroma was of wonderful grapefruit pine and flowers. Pours an off orange color with a nice off white head. Taste of extremely smooth and palate was bitter and malty. I wish I had more of these, what a wonderful beer.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2008 pours hazy medium orange with a off-white head. Aroma is lightly malty of cookies and carmel, heavily hoppy of grass, pine, grapefruit, lemons and flowers, moderatly yeasty of bubblegum, peach and pears. Flavor starts balanced tword the bitter side, but with a nice malty backbone, green complex hops profile, finishes heavily bitter. Medium bodied, creamy and softly carbonated.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quillaraymi (89) - USA - JUL 18, 2006
Mateo, mi esposo ha traido toda una pequeña seleccion de cervezas y cada una es mejor que la otra. Esta es una delicia tambien, va super bien con la comidas bien sazonadas y sobre todo va rebien con un baño de burjujas, unas velas y un poco de musica....que buena cerveza!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
An enormous pine-scented hop aroma sets the stage. The ale pours cloudy light amber with visible hop lace and some viscosity. Pacific Northwest hops produce pine, floral, and cilantro-like flavors. The malt and yeast components are very clean but nondescript. The hops finish very long with citrus-peel astringency.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 12 oz. bottle via trade with hippie4beer - Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin off white head. Light lacing and carbonation. Has a floral, pine, and light citrus hop aroma. Has a sweet, almost berry like hop flavor. Has a faint astringent aftertaste. Medium to full body. A very good beer. Thanks Seth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Pours a pale amber color, with a nice white frothy head. Good, floral-hop aroma. The flavor is a great mix of sweet citrus, pine and bitter hops. This has a solid body, but not too thick for an IPA. Overall, a delicious brew.


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