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RATINGS: 3349   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Tasted from bottle at Nat. Homebrew Conference 06/23/06. Golden color with white head. The aroma was strong and all hops. I could smell floral and an orange citrus note. The flavor was all hops too. It tastes just as it smells. Nice round hop flavor cut with some citrus hop bitterness. Really nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2006
355 ml bottle. Yellowish golden. Clear. Throws a tall creamy white head that clings to the glass. Pungent slightly sweet raspberry hop aroma. Great aroma that makes you want to throw it down immediately. Medium-bodied. Feels slightly sweet in the mouth. There are lots of hops that counteract those hops to make it a well-balanced one. Hoppyness is really mellow and the bitterness is without harsh notes. Finishes somewhat abruptly with a watery feeling. This is a great IPA. Batch 7355.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Pours to a hazy golden-orange, with off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma is strongly hoppy, mostly floral and grass, with a hint of citrus. Flavor is much the same, with just the right amount of hop bitterness. Beer ends with a dry finish. All and all, a very enjoyable IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
milewide (1672) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2006 Bottle, batch 7397. Bought at brewery. This is my first 5 rating after 143 reviews. Complex smell and taste with bitter, sweet and fruit. I’m a big fan of Founders and Stones---but this is the best IPA!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Pours clear straw golden with medium fluffy white head. Aroma is big floral and citrus hops with a hint of bready malt. Taste is floral and grassy hops upfront with some sweet bready malt on the follow through. Aftertaste is lingering bitter citrus hop notes. Palate is medium with some stickiness. Overall an excellent IPA with great balance with big hop flavor offset by nice touches of malt.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Batch 7245. Pours a slighty hazy golden amber with an average foamy off white head that left some lacing. Excellent floral and citrus hop aroma with just about the right caramel malt balance for what I look for in a great IPA aroma. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, slight malt sweetness along with a medium hop bitterness. One of the better IPA’s I’ve had for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2006
12-oz. bottle, Batch 7237 from tjthresh. Pours a slightly cloudy bronze, brass with a medium frothy white head, diminishes somewhat to a patchy film, some lacing. Aroma is very fragrant floral and citrus hops, perfumey, caramel malt (meal, grain, straw), slightly toasted, yeast (dough). Moderately bitter and medium acidity, tart hop rind, pine juice, malty balanced flavor with a hint of oranges. Medium bodied, fizzy and dry palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2917) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2006 Poured an orange color with a huge pillowy head and great lacing. Took three pours to get it in, while waiting for the head to settle. Sedimentation came out on the last pour(s) and remained separated out, like a black and tan: two phase beer, cloudy sedimentation cloud on top. The aroma was nice, hoppy, some pine, some citrus. The flavor was strongly hopped, some bitter malts underneath, including caramel. Some bitter citrus rinds and some pine hops. The mouthfeel was typical for the style with a fairly heavy body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mvp (173) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Nice clear beer. If you don’t pour the settled yeast from the bottom of the bottle into your glass. Nice Citrus aroma. It doesn’t taste like fish on the bottle but goes great with a fish dinner. One of the best IPA’s I ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 I’m a novice but this was pretty good beer. citrus, orange, hazy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, average carbonation,


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