RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
At the end of a fabled week during the winter of 1980, in a fever-pitched Olympic stadium, one hockey game changed the course of American sports history. Barroom legend has it that the night before the underdog American team took to the ice with no chance of winning, world champion coach Herb Brooks took a sip of a bold and simple ale that inspired the bold and simple words that inspired a team to become legends. Now we ask you, what was the true miracle on February 2, 1980? We cant be sure what the exact formula was for Brooks inspiration. But this IPAs bold and aromatic blend of floral and citrus hard checks your nose and follows it up with a medium intense hop bitterness that doesnt linger. We shot. We scored.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (5021) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAR 10, 2015
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt golden orange with a big white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving a whole lot of messy lacing all over the place. The smell had a huge caramel maltiness with a little bit of grassy hops in the background. The taste was mainly malty sweet and had a fairly decent caramel aftertaste with a lingering sweet malty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a huge sessionability about it. Probably could pound this all day. Overall, I say this was honestly an okay IPA, seemed like it came across more of an EIPA as the hops were extremely subdued. Still do - able.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (7374) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
12oz can picked up at Total Wine
Clear dark golden with a medium sized off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma of caramel and dusty. Taste is malty, caramel and pine resin
Average, tastes old but looking at the other ratings it sounds like the norm for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
Jaune - cuivre avec un petit col tan. Larme dhoublon assez simple. Un peu du malt dans le got mais plutt dhoublon assez amer. Un bon IPA mais assez simple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Tap. An almost copper red, clear. Great head on pour and some nice lacing. Mildly hoppy nose. Some dry hopping comes through on end of sip, but otherwise a subtle IPA with well-disguised ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (7513) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2014
22 ounce bottle thanks to GCurlow. Somewhat malty with muted hop presence. Not sure if this is freshness issue or how it really is. Comes up short as a West Coast IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (2134) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Bomber. Clear redder medium copper, fading tan foam. Promising tropical fruity aroma is short lived. Bitter hoppy taste, earthy, dirty and floral, slightly sweet toasted caramel malt. Average carbonation, medium bodied, aggressively hopped. Gets grapefruity later on, finishes long and bitter. Could be designated an Impy. Paired well with Game 5. (Congrats L.A.!) DNFL (Definitely Not for Lagerboys)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
onceblind (8897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Clear dark golden under a tight white head. Fruity bitter nose of apricot and banana and slightly herbal hop resins. Flavor has a slightly acidic and herbal hop start that melds into an earthy and spicy malt finish. A bit woodsy and grassy too. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4971) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 31, 2014
On tap at Beer Keyaki Spring 2014. A clear copper pour, medium bodied, clean piney bitterness. OK, a solid IPA though it didnt stand out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (2183) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Hazy orange color with a cm of white head. Aroma is biscuity malt, with sweet grapefruit notes. Taste is mild and malt-forward, but very pleasant and drinkable. $2/12oz

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (16965) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Amber, a little chewy, earthy hop, quite a bit chewy, lots of crystal. So un-Seattle. The hops end up being quite muted and you end up with an oversized amber, which to me doesnt really work.

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