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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Bright sunrise orange in color, this American IPA is boldly hopped with East Kent Goldings, Cascade and locally grown hop varieties to give an intense yet powerfully smooth bitterness. The subtle caramel maltiness only accents the citrus hop highlights. Dry hopped with an incredible 2-1/2 pounds per barrel, this American style IPA is handcrafted to be extraordinarily refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5173) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2003 Rating #2:
Dark amber in colour with a thin dense off-white head. Very stron floral hop aroma. Medium-bodied; strong piney hop flavour with a very powerful malt background. A very nice IPA. Bittered aftertaste from both the hops and the malt, but a great mouthful. Overall, pretty good for the style, and one of my favourites from the brewery. I had this pint on draught at MacGregor's in Rochester, New York. Rating for this review: 8,3,7,3,13.

Rating #1:
Dark in colour, almost a light amber. A definate hoppy aroma very barren of malt. A clean taste, with some noticable hops, but not overwhelmingly so. A clean aftertaste, good enough to drink a couple without feeling full! Had on tap at MacGregor's in Rochester, New York. Rating for this review: 6,3,7,3,12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4881) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Found some old rating notes from TapNY 2013 that somehow never got entered.
A solid IPA. Grapefruit/citrus fronted. Good other hop flavors as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4871) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2011
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours ruby/amber with a thick, lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of citrusy hops and light caramel malts. The hops are very strong in this IPA, and it is very grapefruit-like in the finish. Average texture. A nice hoppy IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4857) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2004
(Draught) Pours a medium, creamy, beige head and a clear amber body. Pleasant Hi-C hops in the nose and flavour - grapefruit and pine push to the forefront. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Thanks to Fatty. Pours a slightly hazy copper amber with an off white fluffy head that left some lacing. Aroma was just a little off at first. Picked up some pine, slight citrus and caramel. Flavor of pine, slight bitterness with some malts to help balance.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Butterscotch, butter aromas are strong up front. Orange, floral hops emerge with a moderate cabbagey, creamed corn notes. Off aromas dissipate after some time or the nose becomes acclimated. Deep, burnished copper with thin but lasting cover of off-white head that leaves a slight, sudsy lacing. Vegetal flavour with some oily butter. Strong bitterness and orange-blossom hop flavour with sugary sweet malts. Medium body with fair carbonation is somewhat slick in the mouth. Not unpleasant but not altogether good and definitely not characteristic for style. Bottle (trade - May, 2005) sampled with Olivier_MTL. Thanks, jah noth!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 26, 2004
TAP NY sample. Creamy wisp of a head, medium amber color. Low-energy fruity nose, fair amount of unending bitterness throughout..dry and just a bit cardboardy at the finish. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (4334) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2012
New Beer Distributors, NY 355ml ($1.25): Pours a pretty dark colour for an IPA. Aroma is caramel malt and a bit of hops. Taste is pretty much the same. The maltiness really takes things over pretty greedily. Hops are there, but the flavour is hardly stunning or anything.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (4333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bland floral aroma. Pours orange with little foam. Tastes slightly skunky. Grassy and pine taste. Bitter. Not big on this ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Poured a dark amber with a large long lasting off white head. Aroma of hops that are part citrus and part floral. Sweet malt makes up the other half of the aroma. Malt flavor with earthiness and citrus hops running through. Bitter acidic finish. Kind of flat mouthfeel.

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