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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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An unfiltered India Pale Ale brewed with Amarillo and Goldings hops in five additions.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Growler from Ken and Omars tasting. Pours a slihgtly hazed copper with a thin lasting white head. Aroma is medium citrus and orange peel, pears, herbal , english fruity ester yeast, peach, earthy and tea-leaves. Flavor is moderate caramel and toasty malts, ligth fruity esters, pine and citrus hops as well as some leafy herbal hops, slightly fragrant floral hops as well- earth and leather in the finish. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Growler provided by kmweaver via Omar. Hazy amber body with a medium, creamy tan head. The nose is sweet and hoppy with flowers, grapefruit and caramel. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with tea, caramel and tangerine. Medium body is very soft with light carbonation and a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Growler, courtesy of Omar. Somewhat hazy copper with an off-white head. Grain, tea and pine in the nose. Very piney flavor, caramel toastiness, grapefruit, moderate bitterness and neutral American ale yeast. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Solid stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Growler, courtesy of Omar. Pours a hazy, bright orange-amber color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Resiny, wet hop and chewy oranges in the aroma; very floral and fresh. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: great, chewy orange and resiny hop presence (oranges, juicy fruits, passion fruit); excellent hop character and density; very drinkable, with a slight oiliness in the palate; lengthy, orange and floral hop finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Draft from the brewpub. One of my favorite WilliBrews! Pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head. Heavy aromas of hops, grapefruit, orange and pine. Flavor is of bitter hops, grapefruit and pine with a slight, but noticable sweet toffee finish. Has a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. An excellent IPA. Plan on filling a few growlers on my next visit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Growler thanks to Omar and Ken. Nose of pine sap, hop oil, cedar wood and oilives. Juicy flavor of cedar wood, honey, semi-sweet resinous and oily hops. Mild bitterness, smooth overall, and quite nice, with a grassy finish. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Poured from a growler. Thick but fairly transparent tangerine orange color. Brilliantly dank, vinous aroma that reaches to the heart of delicious, farmerís market freshness; notes of pine, mint leaves, orange rind, and tropical fruit. Kiwi and citrus. Crisp and fruity taste, pure with sparkling newness like a morning dew; grassy and lavender floral tones play prominently, with understated candy sweetness balancing underneath. Texture is a simple hop paste; pine nuts and woods dry out the finish. A lovely, well-bridled example. Cheers to Omar for procuring the goods, and thanks for sharing, Ken!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Yet another IPA from Willimantic and one of the better ones Iíve tried. Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of citrus and perfumy with some wintery splashes. Tastes of pine resin with some nice even bitterness as the beer warms. The malt is present in the background and compliments this one nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2007
(10/18/07, growler, thanks kmweaver and Omar) Creamy beige head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, light bread, wood. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/pine, caramel, light lemon. Resinous medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Sample at the brewery 1/25/2014. Real cloudy gold with thin head. Nose doesnít give me much in the way of hops. Traces of flowers. The flavor is mostly malt forward. Grassy and grapefruit hops with a huge amount of pale and perhaps crystal malts. Iím sorry but I have had plenty of American Pale Ales that had a much bolder hop profile then this brew. Perhaps this was an off batch. Because this didnít say to me it was an IPA. More like a lightly hopped Golden Ale.


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