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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Bold, Deep, Bitter


3.4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Medium amber pour - soapy, thick head - aroma of mint, grapefruit, candied orange peel, and peppery hops, atop some sweet caramel malt - fairly malt forward for an ipa, with quite a bit of caramel sweetness - however, the hops are zesty and spicy enough to counter this reasonably well, at least until the beer warms up a bit - then the sweetness is a little much - there is some buttery diacetyl way in the back, too, but again, the zesty character of the hops attempts to cover up the flaw - not terrible - if they dropped the sweetness and abv a little, they would have a much more solid product here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1467) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Great, balanced IPA. Hoppy, floral nose and good bitterness, but just right amount of malt. Enough bitterness to keep hop heads happy without over doing it for everyone else.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2011 Canned. Clear dark amber with white head. A very unique and malty IPA. Aroma of sweet hops, caramel and barn. Flavor is lightly sweet then bitter. Medium bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhclem (393) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Pours a fairly dark bronze for a "pale" ale. Head is thin and short-lived, with negligible lacing. Nose is caramel and citrus. Taste starts out sweet and malty, then gives way to the hop bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is pleasantly slick, with a nice long finish that is dominated by the hops, but lets a bit of the malt shine through. All in all a decent ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 25/09/2009 Hoppy aroma. Bronze coloured hoppy and smooth on the palate with a little bitterness and dryness in a crisp malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2009
The Dan Journal #302. Ttastted 9/14/09. 12oz Can. Bottom quarter pour. Finger width of pillowy clinging creamy head. Faint aromas. Medium bodied with a tart and tangy hop flaovr. Mild tingle. Nutty dark toast malt bill. Packed full of hops. Decent stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2009
12oz can. Aroma is pretty subdued - but some nice grassy hops and touches of sweetness, but occasionally a whiff of something metallic. Flavor is really stratightforward AIPA - big floral hoppiness dominates, light caramel malt occasionally shows up to balance. Slight bitterness to finish. ALl in all - a solid drinkable local IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beaver (1457) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2009
12 oz can. Pours a dark amber with a creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is caramel malts, a little mint and some grassy bitterness and some vegetal notes.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts and some fruits and mint with a decent grassy burnt bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, an OK IPA. I didnít much care for the flavors - lots of weird off notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Intense fresh hop and caramel nose, some strong grapefruit notes as well. Deep aged amber color, thick frothy head. Soft caramelized lavender petal sweetness, nice spicy bitter balance. Carbonation is big with tight bubbles, body is on the lighter side of medium, has a big floral bitter finish that tapers off into the deceptively high alcohol warmth. Nice beer, drinks really well, great to see an IPA that can deliver with so much finesse.


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