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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Telemark IPA. Our GABF Gold Medal Winner has a very characteristic copper color from a blend of lightly kilned malts coupled with distinctive bitterness and flavor from Washington states finest hops. This brew is a true Representation of a British Classic! Weve changed the classification from an IPA to a Pale Ale because of the evolving hop profiles. When this recipe was originally created in 1996, it was an IPA, but now fits better in the Pale Ale category. The name has changed, but it is still the same great beer.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Tap. Poured a yellow-copper color with a thin white head that left good lacing. Floral hop aroma with a healthy dose of citrus fruits and a light earthiness. Lightly spicy entry with a nice toasted malt character with a hint of caramel leading into an aggressive grapefruit hop hit with some subtle leafy notes. Finishes with some light earthiness and soft citrus flavors. Pretty nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Light golden amber coloring, with a small white head. Bold citrus hop nose, very fragrant and floral, which I like. Caramel malt backbone, with more of the same in the hops department. Solid IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisJ (100) - Warrenton, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Draft @ the brewery. Poured in a light amber and produced a nice two fingered off-white head. Aroma was spicy citrusy hops. The flavor was classic IPA very hoppy citrus and floral with some malt balance principally caramel and toast. The finish was bitter and the mouth feel is light. Decent IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kevin (2193) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 14, 2008
stained light wood color that starts wit ha bubbled thick head. but settles into a lasting white ring. strong hop nose that is a bit medicinal. a hop forward taste : lemon , earthy herbal notes, a bit of burnt pine. some vanilla notes are hiding in here too. sweet malt doesnt quite balance, but thats o.k. im not always looking for balance. this is what i need right now. 4 5 6 2 13

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2008
Intense honey pine nose. Hazy orange, small head. Diluted caramel sweetness, with honey. Nice soft, yet pronounced hops flavor. Good carbonation, medium body, finish is long, ends with toasted biscuits. Solid IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Draft at the brewpub in Frisco on 3/24/2008. Medium off white head on that showed good duration and lace over a clear orange body. Nice IPA aroma of citrus and pine with some floral character over a backdrop of light caramel. Resinous mouthfeel complements a medium body and carbonation. Good caramel malt base supports the substantial hop presence and a ling, piney and bitter finish. Certainly a west coast type of IPA, and a worthy effort. I wouldnt recommend leaving this place without having one of these at least.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2008
28 Feb 08, 22oz bottle
Med amber, lt off white head, slight haze, 3
intense citusry, piney hop aroma, w/ carmelly notes in teh back, 8
Thin flavor, but malt-toast, carmel is there. Hop character is there but not impressive. 6
lt body, lt carb, 3
I was impressed until I tasted it. Smells inviting, but the flavor left me less than impressed. Its not bad, but I just wasnt as impressed as I thought I would be based on the aroma. 13

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldbrew (99) - USA - MAR 5, 2008
Very surprising and enjoyable beer. Had on tap in Beaver Creek. Quite an impressive grapefruit, floral, wildflower fragrance and taste. Didnt have the typical bitter IPA feel. Went well with the cold evening.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Tap from a Party Pig. Copper color with dense white head. Hoppy/musty aroma. Medium body. Crisp. The grapefruit is definitely present. Quick finish, metallic.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
paulsonpatch (1) - Falcon, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2008 does not count
My all time favorite brew!! Love the extreme hoppiness, without the bitter aftertaste.


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