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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Brewed in honor of our loved ones this India Pale Ale has Challenger, Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, and Centennial hops and weighs in at 6.9%abv


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3910) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2011
On draft at brewery, big resiny ipa. The same sweet malts again, could it be the water? I’m liking it, no hop bitterness on finish at all

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Growler. Medium off-white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy/grapefruit, light cat piss. Taste is moderately sweet, cat piss, grapefruit, some spicy, some bread, light pine. Medium body, light resin.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2009
(drought at Main Street Cafe / Willibrew in Willimantic CT, 7.2%)

med-body, nice-hop-bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (996) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2009
the aroma is huge in terms of pine and grass, a great example of a IPA. Flavor is well balanced, not overly sweet with a nice fresh bite of hops

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Growler. Tons and tons of citrus and tropical fruit notes with a sprinkling of marzipan. Not a revelation, but simply very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LilBeerDoctor (3506) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Growler from the brewpub. Pours a super cloudy orange brown with a thick white head. Aroma of pungent grassy and garlicky hops, citrus. Flavor of sweet citrus hops initially with a bitter hoppy finish and some tropical fruits. Great hop profile. What an enjoyable IPA! 8/4/9/4/17 [4.2/5]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Pours copper with an off white head. Smells of caramel, citrus, some floral hints and dry. Tastes of caramel, apples, some bitter citrus, some earthy hints. Mouthfeel is oily and resiny with a finish that yields a lasting touch of bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2007
On cask: Pours a still transparent dark copper with a few random off-white bubbles. Lightly sweet toasty pale malty nose has some citrusy hop presence. Starts fairly full with a mild sweetness and big grapefruity bittering and flavor hops toward a drier bittersweet finish with a touch of warmth. A decent IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Growler courtesy of kmweaver’s wife’s twin sister. Cloudy amber body with a large beige head, fading. The nose is lightly sweet with caramel, citrus and acetaldehyde (green apple). The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with caramel, citrus, grapefruit and floral hops. Medium body is soft with moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1627) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Poured from a growler. Deep, bronzey red pour. Juicy aroma of brown sugar-glazed oranges, basil, waxing peppery and jammy with an autumn sentiment; plum, cranberry, and vegetable flesh. Flavor is bold, sweet, a little salty, unique. Christmas spices, pine, citrus, and banana tones; pleasant balance and well-tempered, retaining that predominance of tangy, dark temporanillo vinousness common to the other models. Sparkly, thick palate. Gritty green sugars expand with a touch of unpleasantry, within a thick, sweet doughy context. Clean and reasonable; an interesting rendition. Thanks for sharing, Ken!


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