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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Bold, Deep, Bitter


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2010
can. Pours deep auburn color with minimal grey head, soon is only swirls. Not much on the nose, soft sweet, resiny, piny hops and some malt detectable though. Flavor is pretty much balanced for an ipa, pretty malty and the hops take on a sweet, resin, pine sap character. Malts are caramel and hay. I think I can taste the snowmelt aspect of the water, which I donít know is the best decision. However really this IPA is not bad. It is not a mega hopped american version but more traditional, and in some ways thats a breath of fresh air these days.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (6743) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Poured a dark, clear yellow-amber, with enticing aromas of roast malt (?) and grassy or floral hops. Intriguing to smell that much malt presence in a standard IPA. Sweet mostly, but with a solid hop profile vying for attention. Taste was particularly British. Even handed, and very un-American in terms of hoppiness (not a bad thing, just not as hopped as certain California IPAs). Lots of malt character upfront on the palate, followed closely by a floral and grassy hop bitterness that rounded things off nicely, remaining not-too-bitter, and smooth enough to hide the moderate alcohol content. Not too complex, but tasty enough to not deserve the harsh ratings it has received thus far.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
sloth (2780) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2010
From a can. Not gonna get to much into this one. Lotsa ice tea flavors and aromas. Dominating and nasty. Worse than the first time i had it. Drain pour. Blame goes out to my friend Zubru for the chance at this one. Straight from Colorado! Sorry bro, sucks! Thanks anywayz! WHO WAAHH! Waste of a perfectly good can!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Sampled on 9/20/2010. This India Pale Ale pours a medium dark amber color from a 12oz can. Medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is caramel, bready and fruity. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are bready, fruity and caramel. The hops are herbal and floral. Decent carbonation. The malt and hop profile is much more an English Bitter than an IPA. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (6657) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Can shared by Dogbrick. Clear red/copper pour with a thin beige head. Malty nose with caramel notes and some earthy hops. Caramel malt on the tongue first, then a bitter earthy hop finish. A lot more like an English pale or even ESB than an IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Can from Boulder. Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Some old malts, lemons, touch of herbal hops in the nose. Lightly sweet, some what grainy malts, bitter/grassy finish. Some alcohol, but whatís up with that 7.2%? A little much with so little to back it up. Not too good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (11069) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1701) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   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.


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