RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bold orange hued amber body with a tall frothy tan head. Fresh grainy bread malt body. Dry malt backbone that is simple yet expressive with a selection of quality ingredients. A touch of toffee and light caramel. Bold sharp hop presence. High impact citrus character with a sharp kick of spice and peppery pine. Crisp finish that borders on the thin side but does so thoughtfully as the light malt punch lets the hops, which - simcoe and amarillo- are well chosen and compliment the base extremely well. I count myself lucky to have randomly chosen this beer for my 1000th rating.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaydubbelu (14) - Monroe, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Nice orange pour with a thin lacing head. Floral and bread notes. Some citrus rind alone with a little earth. Feels good in the mouth with a roundness from the malt. Skips love of simcoe is apparent with the piney finish. A fine example of a west coast ipa

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Caskalefan (165) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Pretty complex IPA...biscuity, fruity (peaches, mandarin oranges, apricots, even a hint of pears, graham cracker, lots of pine resin, very long finish. I loved Skips beers at Boundary Bay, I loved Skips beers at Water Street, and I love Skips beers at American Brewing!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
A: Poured a deep sluggish orange color with good carbonation and a nice white cap S: Bread and flowers pretty much sums it up T: Flower bouquet with a big breadiness and some grains on the end, a medium bite from the hops on the medium to back end M: A bit heavy and chewy, definitely not refreshing and easy to drink. O: Average IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2012
Tasty IPA with a solid malt backbone thats loaded with caramel flavors. Lesser notes of toast and crackers. Hops are earthy, floral and herbal. Balanced bitterness. Fruity, too, with gummy elements of apricots, peaches and pears. Very drinkable and sessionable. I happily drink this beer wherever I see it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours bright orange, a little cloudy, with creamy frothy head. Stunningly beautiful. Pine, melon, and citrus are very apparent. Full of resin and a mouth-wallop long bitter finish. Creamy, oily mouthfeel. An excellent example of this style -- tasted against Pliny the Elder at another Seattle location and it darn near held its own (even as just a single rather than double IPA). This brewer has mad skills.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (41884) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
From tap at Naked City Brewpub. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and citruy hoppy. Crisp bitter and dry. Ends dry and hoppy into the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (760) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Another bomber split with Gerry B...good solid IPA. hoppy nose and a little more body than some astringent IPAs...sweet and tasty

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13886) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Bomber poured a clear tarnished copper with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine, skunk bud, grapefruit and light orange zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, pine and grapefruit with a smoth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4563) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2012
Orange golden / amber colour, white head. Aroma of fruity hops. Malts, citrus, grapefruit, slight caramel, loads of American hops. Pine resin and somewhat sweaty odours. Flavour is fruity, bitter touches. Long dry resinous bitter finish. Nice.
(From 65cL bottle @ RBBWG, Antwerpen. Thanks for sharing, ajax25g!)


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