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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A highly hopped contemporary India Pale Ale. Brewed with copious amounts of Cascade and Amarillo hops, this IPA is balanced nicely with a strong malt body. A great beer for any occasion. Brewed originally as the beer ration for British troops in India, it was preserved with extra hops and higher alcohol for the long sea voyage. India Pale Ale, IPA as it is usually referred to, has become America’s second most popular microbrewery style. If you enjoy a rich, aggressive hop flavor, this is your ale of choice.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2013
THOUGHTS: Nothing crazy. Just a well-made IPA. Nice balance and great transition. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light to medium orange with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished an left good lacing. The aroma contained moderate bread, caramel and cracker; light pine, orange and other citrus hops; eventually heavy resinous hops; and apricot. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and nearly heavily bitter with a long duration. There was caramel, pale malt, bread, cracker, citrus hops, pine hops, resinous hops, orange and apricot. The medium body was a little oily with fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly metallic finish.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
Ok. Some light hops. Pours clear orange without much head and lacing. Finishes malty with light note of bitterness. Tap at DC Beer festival.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (1702) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Decent East Coast IPA, hits all the right notes without being outstanding in any one category. Still a good quaff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (2676) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle at home. Pours a clear gold with a thick off white head. Floral hop nose. Flavors of citrus with a caramel malt backbone. Medium bodied, high carbonation, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 10, ’12 Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. A: Sweet citrus and some caramel malt dominate the aroma. A: Pours a hazy amber color with almost no foam whatsoever. T: Like the nose, lots of caramelly notes, very rich and deep. Odd for the style but not unpleasant. Some floral hops in the finish. P: Sweet, almost cloying, but offset by the hop bitterness. Pretty heavily bodied for an IPA. With a package of carbonation and some alcohol. O: Not like every other IPA though I think it does fit the style. Very sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 original rating: 10/20/13 aroma of citrus hops and grain scents. pours a reddish gold, bordering on amber, with white head. tastes of grapefruit, orange rinds, caramel, grains. bitter but no complexity in hop flavor bitterness, boring. palate is nicely carbonated and full. overall, standard east coast IPA flavors, but said flavors are weak. strongest features of this beer are the appearance and the palate. 2nd sample 10/26/13 aroma of tropical fruit, bread. lots of mango and pineapple. pours a reddish gold, bordering on amber, with soapy white head. little lacing. tastes of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, orange rinds, caramel. sweetness comes in bursts near the end of the taste, caramel and cereal. unbalanced in that regard. palate is nicely carbonated but a little thin. overall, a very fruity ipa, lots of tropical fruit and citrus. this brew is better than the first sample I had, likely due to it being bottled 10/22, four days ago.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (832) - SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2013
355ml Bottle as a gift from Virginia:
Sweet with some tropical fruit notes and caramel to begin with followed by some malts and a faint bitterness. There is some pine coming through as well as some light floral notes but the aroma is not the strongest.
Medium amber with a thin, half centimetre head that is frothy looking and holds well.
Sweet malts and caramel as well as a lot of bitterness. There an almost perfume like taste that has some pine and tropical fruits in there too. A little bit of citrus gets through as well and yet more bitterness to round things off with.
Light-medium body with light-medium carbonation as well, a very bitter kick from the hops and some sweetness too.

Definitely a drinkable beer but if I’m honest it’s not a classic IPA nor one I’d be likely to try again although I did enjoy it, I just felt that the bitterness was a little to much when coupled with sweet caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2556) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
bottle. hazy golden orange with small head. medium malt body with strong hops that seem a bit dull.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2013
June 2010. Sampled at the brewery. Amber color, white head. Hops, citrus and floral aromas. Nice mouthfeel, but a bit too much caramel for my taste.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
clear pale with big white head. mild clean beery smell. quite strong initially but not as rude as expected. yes, a milder ipa that may be not over the top for a lager lover. glad to have had a chance to catch this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2013
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks again, Chris! Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Notes of pale and sweet malts, citrus fruits, crackers, grass, and floral notes. Light-medium bodied, with a citrusy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Solid summer IPA.


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