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RATINGS: 3632   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2007
12 oz bottle friend picked me upp a 6 pack in kentucky.my favorite pale.floral, spruce, amber, clear, frothy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter, wonderful beer great choice for a pale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours a golden-amberish hue with a nice, frothy white head. Floral undertones hit the nose right from the start. Perfect balance of malt and hops make this one to remember.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (2156) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Nice murky orange-amber pour, with a foamy head that leaves pillow lace. Beautiful mixture of citrus and floral notes in the nose. Well done... wonderfully hopped from beginning to end, without overtaking any of the other portions of the brew. Nice orange peel and grapefruit essence in the citrus dept. Very quaffable, as the citrus and malt combine for a perfectly round and smooth mouthfeel. Pine resin lingers in the finish, peppering the back of the mouth with a decent IBU. Again, the drinkability is very much the biggest "pro" of this brew. IPA’s are my fave (as are doubles and impy’s), and this one doesn’t disappoint. ABV doesn’t particularly show... possibly in the peppery aftereffects of the finish, there shines a note or two of alcohol, but well-integrated.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghouseguy (20) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle. Great IPA, Great aroma, great flavor. This one starts great at the nose, has an extremely well balance, and finishes the same. Very hoppy, but has the malt to balance. Definately recommend this beer and will have again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeinDahlem (1448) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2008 This beer has more than 1000 ratings, yet I lived in the States for 30 years without coming across it. Now I live in Europe and had to get one through a trade (thanks, turdferguson). Appropriately, I drank it while watching "American Beer" for the first time. Pretty, hazy and sunshiny yellow-gold with frothy white head that lasted. Big, fresh hoppy aroma with citrus and floral notes. Tangy and bitter flavor with notes of lemon and cherry wood. Dry finish, mildly bitter aftertaste. Strikes me as a beer interesting enough to sip on a cold day, yet refreshing enough to glug a couple after mowing the lawn. Tasty and versatile and excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2007
On draft at Union Street Public House-Alexandria VA. Poured dark gold and hazy with a small, thick head. Aromas of hops-fragrant but not overwhelming. Tastes of hops but balanced enough to drink several. Very smooth palate and easy going down the throat. Very well done and will buy this when available.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2007
pours a golden orange with a nice frothy head....smells of hops, citrus...great refreshing taste with an awesome bitter finish...another great IPA from one of my favorite brewers

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (2114) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Nice hazy orange with quick fading white head. Aroma is piny with grapefruit. Taste is same, only thinly so, and disappointing and weak. Mouthfeel is rather fizzy and detracts from hop taste. Not sure what all the raving is about. $3/12oz

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lweiberg (137) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Excellent IPA, although not hoppy as insanity or anything. Wicked sick label, eh? I wonder what the fish would think you if you forced him to swim in a vat of Two Hearted Ale. He’d probably think, "Nobody’s ever died like I’m about to die within 72 hours."

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2008 Pours a hazy copper color with monstrous lacing, carbonation and head. Aroma is very hoppy. Taste is hoppy as well but it finishes really smooth with little aftertaste which is surprising for an IPA. Good brew!


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