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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.


0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
jpm8920 (152) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2002
absolutely horrid....gross

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KenB148899 (10) - Island Heights, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2002
Ilove hops!This beer is sharp and has a long lasting finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 9, 2002
UPDATED: APR 13, 2004 The finest IPA in the land. A great representation of what these beers used to be. Not the hopped down, alcohol down immitations of English brewers.4.6 re-rate (4/12/04): Still really good but I've had a number that are better and I felt I had to knock this down some noches.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
legion242 (2250) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2002
I absolutely must preface this rating by saying that as a style, APA and American IPA’s are my most hated. I get so sick and tired of EVERY American micro trying to out do each other with the same hops and the seemingly same recipes. I wonder sometimes if these breweries have an original thought among them when it comes to these styles. That said, I loved this beer. Rust color; Fluffy, cloudy head; Perfumy hops, floral nose. Lots of floral hop flavor. Stays on the tongue to play for a good while. Dry. Small hint of bubble gum sweetness hidden at mid-glass. Smooth and round. Unbelievably drinkable for a hophead beer. I had only one bottle, but I will remember that bottle for some time!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 30, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 This is an excellent IPA. Nice hoppy flavor, but well balanced. I like Stone’s IPA a bit better, but I wouldn’t pass on this one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Todd (20) - Palm Bay, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2001
I’m not a huge fan of overly hoppy beers. Regardless, this is gotta be the best damn IPA I’ve tasted. Wonderful example of the style.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2001
Hops all over the place, one of my all time favorites.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 1, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2004 Clear orange color, grapefruit nose, starts and ends bitter. Good malt taste. Equally good on cask.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2001
Probably buying the mystique a little on this one, but that said it is a superb amber IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmm,beer99 (9) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2001 does not count
An excellent IPA, but not as good as the mystique suggests. I like the Harpoon IPA more.


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