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RATINGS: 3181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Bold, spicy and menacingly delicious, this American-hopped India Pale Ale offers an aromatic punch and then follows through with a lasting, full-bodied finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4864) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Pours a dark amber color with a thin, tan head. Very spicy and hoppy aroma. Bitter taste loaded down with hops, but an excellent balance of malt. A bit of a pine taste I would not expect, but do not dislike. Tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Very good IPA. One of the best I’ve had. Good hoppy, fruity aroma. Orange/amber appearance with a thin off-white head. Flavor was kinda sweet. Perfect amount of hops, bitterness. Slight piney, sweet aftertaste. Great IPA, but I still think Stone IPA is a little better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JonMoore (2062) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2004
Bottle. Poured a crystal clear amber red colour with an initialy huge tan head. Aroma is sweet, very hoppy with some malt. Taste is sweet, spicey and malty, well balanced by the bitter hoppiness. Smooth, full bodied, crisp and slightly dry with nice bitter finish. The best American IPA I’ve tried, excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2004 awesome ipa. great hoppy flavor. really enjoyed this one. i definatly think stone ipa was better

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2004
Deep golden color, with sweet hoppy/ piney nose showing carmel and malt. Rich flavor, very piney, with sweet hop finish.The bitterness coats the mouth. Nice beer though a bit out of balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Orange/amber color with a nice white head. Hop, citrus aroma doesn’t prepare you for the taste. Great bitter hop flavor with a light citrusy aftertaste. Perfect for a hot summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
r464 (2264) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2004
I am not a big IPA fan, but this one was very good. Amber color, cloudy. Mild hop aroma. A complex but well-hopped flavor. Not overwhelmingly hopped-up as many IPAs seem to be. Definitely worth a second try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankR (144) - Davis, California, USA - JUL 17, 2004
Cloudy orange liquid, white head. I have a feeling this bottle may be rather old, at least a year, the hop aroma is rather subdued revealing a lot of the malt. Malt has some earthy character, but not particularly sweet. Finish is alcohol warm and cascade bitter, with a touch of the earthy malts.Mouth feel is rather light, watery body, lacking the body of Stone IPA IMO. Would like to try a fresher bottle, an internet order is in order.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2004 Nice red-amber color with a tight head and heavy lacing. Smells is hoppy, but not as intense as I expected. Still smells great, but definite malt presence in the nose. On taste, definite variet of hop flavors from spice, to piney to citrusy. Very nice texture that is rounded out by a fantastic malt backbone. Sweet with the right dryness in the finish that has you begging for more. Definitely a thirst quencher, definitely a very good IPA, though I’d probably almost lean towards APA, if there is truly a difference...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Pours a transparent red/amber with a tall ivory head that leaves thick lacing on the glass. Aroma is filled with a sticky hop presence and a nice malty backing. Taste starts slightly sweet and malty and the hopped bitterness fills in very quickly with a citrusy tone. Very smooth and crisp with a slightly dry finish. Good IPA with a ton of bitterness at the end.

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