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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Only the strong survive.

IPAs were originally brewed to survive the epic sea voyages from England to India. Ours is no different. Hailing from a firm malt background and loaded through and through with hops, this beer will surely survive the journey from your fridge to your couch.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1383) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Nice foggy copper color with a lacing off-white head. Hoppy aroma. Some citrus and earthy aromas as well. Chewy, hoppy, and malty. A fairly welll-balanced IPA. Overally very well done. Bought this 12 oz bottle at Buy Rite Liquor Store in Cherry Hill, NJ.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4886) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 8, 2004
Chicago Real Ale Fest keg #37 tapped a fully diminished head of finely sized clear bubbles that disappeared upon entering my glass. The liquid left an oily lace around my glass. The body was a transparent uncarbonated brown colored one and the aroma was mildly hopped. The mouth feel was tingly from start to finish with a lingering hoppy bite. It had a mild malt medium hop flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Bottled: Hazy orange coloring that reminds me of iced tea. Hoppy & bitter without any significant contribution from the malts. Citrusy nose does not come across in the flavor. Dry finish with a resonating chalkiness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1189) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Reddish amber body, no head. Aroma of piney hops and sweet malt. Body is quite thin, dominated by a bitter hoppiness and alcohol warmth. Doesn't seem to be 70 IBUs. Finishes dry.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Hazy orange with a rocky off-white head. Nice semi-sweet cinnamon and citrus aroma. Not much bitterness int eh flavor, mostly malt with a none too pleasant astringency. Alcohol flavor is substantial. This beer is trying to be a British style IPA but the 8.0 abv ruins things overall.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Hazy gold. Nose quite hoppy, big floral/flowery character. Very hoppy, not citric at all, but just bitter-hoppy. Bit bready in the malts. Doesn't mask the 8% at all, pretty harsh.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2004 2004 re-rate... So much more like Dogfish Head’s 90 Minute Imperial IPA. Higher score this year...2003 version...Very hazy, deep golden ale with a small, frothy, white head. Poor retention; decent lacing. The nose is very fruity and floral. Light notes of jalapeno, fuzzy fruits and rich malts. The malt is overshadowed by the hops, but I detect a bit of toffee. Very nice flavor. Fruity, bitter, very dry and astringent. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation and a lengthy, bitter, dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Bottle: Hazy amber hue with small frothy head and some lace. The aroma hinted of pine, grapefruit, ripe pear, apple butter, biscuit, and dusty yeast esters. The flavor has a forceful hop presence, bitter and citric. The malt is barely noticeable and buttery, unbalanced. The finish as more lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel is lively, dry, and astringent. Attempts to be a hybrid IPA, but misses the malt backbone to make it enjoyable. Points for the hidden ABV, it's listed as 8%, really?

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maltdog (615) - Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Pours coppery-orange, like candlelight reflected off polished brass. The sudsy head dissipates into creamy swirls. Hop aroma is like marigolds and (call me crazy) sliced radishes, backed by butterscotchy malt. Grassy-orangey hop flavor gives way to biscuit-and-honey malt sweetness; an almost peachy note tries to punch through, but is overwhelmed by a toungue-coating bitterness that I found slightly catty. Aftertaste is decently bitter, tongue-drying, woody and piney. Good IPA, but it's lacking something.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
roder60 (1280) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2004 Great IPA. Extreme amount of hoppiness and high alcohol content. Very bitter taste but it balances well with the hops to make a very nice drinkable beer 9/8/04: second time ive had it. Carbonation was through the roof throwing off the flavor. Totally changed my experience with it.


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