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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Bold, Deep, Bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2010 Sample from can at the Beer íN Rock Band tasting on 08/27/2010: This brew is a clear amber color with a thin off-white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing. Malty aroma with hops in the background. Medium body with flavors of grainy malt and mild hops, plus some fruit. The finish is bready malt and fruit. Not very IPA-ish, average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Sampled out of the can. Pours deep brown with little to no head. This beer is really crisp and refreshing. Mouthfeel is nice. Definitely a much more flavorful beer than their pale ale. Overall it is just a good brew but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Can. Pours a nice clear ruby red with a foamy off-white head and some lacing. So far so good. Nose is floral, fruity, and nutty with some sweet caramel. Flavor is pretty sweet and fruity, with citrus, pineapple, and peach notes. Not really that bitter, honestly - hops are present, but not at the levels youíd normally get in an IPA. At 7.2% itís definitely in DIPA territory (ABV-wise), but the hop profile would better belong to a regular IPA. If I were rating to style, this one would lose points for being too malty. Since I donít tend to rate to style, though, it gets a good rating because itís an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Pours copper with an off white head. Smells of sweet and bitter citrus, some caramel, earthy. Tastes of sweet citrus, some peppery splashes and a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2010
Dark amber, foamy tan head. Aroma of pine, caramel, fruit and citrus. Taste is bitter with a caramel malt balance. Bitter finish. Medium body, smooth carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2010
can. heard about in boulder and wanted to try it. aroma of citrus, floral hops.not as bold, deep and bitter as described on can. not as bitter from hops, but still good flavor, little spice and citrus came through at finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2159) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 18, 2010
from the can. the guys at work drink a metric shitton of this so i picked up a 6 pack. dark amber body with a bigger than needed orange hued grey head, took aa bit to fill my glass as i had to wait for the head to subside. sweet grass hop nose with aa bit of bubblegum pine. i like the hop flavor in this while i think the malt side is a bit too sweet and a bit too husky tasting to me. itís been a while since i had more of a true ipa like this, everyone wants to make 7.5% iipaís and call them ipaís that i may have just lost the sense of what it should be. that does not matter however as it really comes down to if i like the flavor and all that good stuff, not if it is true to style. well, i donít dislike it. could easily drink a few of these with the guys from the shop. HA! just saw on the label this is 7.2% well hidden, very well. explains why i had 3 the other night along with a couple of what i thought were stronger beers and woke up with more stuff taken apart in my place. i need an axe. guess that overly sweet is covering the booze so i see there is a method to this. probably keep a 6 in the fridge to keep the company happy plus i get a nice employee price at work for this so i can blow my cash on other things.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2010
UPDATED: APR 13, 2010 The pour is nice with a translucent, deep burgundy color and a creamy, beige, moderately full head which is somewhat lasting and leaves some drippy lace. The nose is actually pleasant and shares some APA characteristics; nice spicy notes, some floral, tangerine citrus, light toasted caramel, and some resinous pine in there as well. Similar flavor with more malt notes than expected, rich caramel and toasted almonds with a more than moderate bitterness of grapefruit, sweet orange peel, pepper, and some piney resins behind everything. The palate is a bit watery, moderate body, some stickiness, and a lively carbonation. Finishes clean and mostly bitter with caramel and toasted almonds still living underneath orange peel, white pepper, and resins. With the ratings, I expected something of a drainpour. But I found the beer to be something of a surprise. Yeah it has more malt presence than most IPAís but the finishing hops and bitterness is not lacking. The resinous notes without the pine to back detracted a bit from nose and flavor but overall I found it to be a very likable beer, no matter what style they call it. After another beer, I picked up a rausch smoke not which was a overpowering and killed what was otherwise a nice beer. I am torn about what to rate is now with such a discrepancy from batch to batch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2010
12oz can. Pours a clear, deep red-amber colored body with a finger-width, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is quite flowery with plenty of sweet oranges and a light, grapefruit pine. A nice caramel maltiness with some bread, mint, and spice. Flavor has a nice, wet, damp bitterness with a good amount of sweet oranges. Flowery and caramel sweet with some piney grapefruits as well. More of the pepper and mint towards the finish along with some residual sweetness as this dries and leaves a lengthy aftertaste. Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. Thereís a few balancing things that could use work, mostly in the finish, but it has plenty of hops and sweet caramels to make this enjoyable enough. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
morgens2 (4) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2010 does not count
Not the typical IPA, thatís fer shur. Pours a slightly transparent, light orange color with a good finger of head. Bold, malty presence gives it somewhat of an English IPA feel to it. Smells of caramel and bready malts and tastes of the same. Slight, slight hints of chocolate hover in the background and come to the forefront from time to time, but again, the caramel-ly malt is the star of the show here. The hops help balance it a bit here, but arenít too noticeable. Took my sweet time with this and still felt decent by the end of it, once it had time to warm up quite a bit.

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