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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Brewed just like the original from Burton upon Trent. This style calls for a high hop rate combined with an elevated alcohol content because it was brewed to survive the journey from England to Bombay as rations for British troops. Huge amounts of two row pale malt with an addition of a few specialty malts provides a nice mouth feel buried under copious additions of Columbus hops. This beer is big but finishes clean.

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3.2
BillKismet (4103) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Identical appearance to Barrio/Gentle Ben’s Red Cat Amber. Light amber body with a thin head. Dank hop nose, with a nice bitter undercurrent. This one breathes like a hot, humid Pennysylvania summer night with a whiff of skunk cabbage in the wings. Medium to light bodied and leafy, with some co-humulone heaviness, buy by no means overbearing. This one fits nicely into the funkier IPA niche. LIghtly bitter and dank, skunk cabbage finish.

3.5
NachlamSie (3534) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Pint at Gentle Ben’s as Ben’s IPA. Pours stark red with a white head and white lacing. Aroma is not as hoppy as I want from the style. There is some grapefruit along with basement, cherry and bread. Palate is enjoyable. It’s a decent tasting beer but not a great IPA. The finish is dry from the hops but they never come into their own. Notes of sweet fruits give it balance. Middle of the road brew.

3.6
BeerFanDan17 (1122) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - FEB 18, 2012
A nice, crisp, and refreshing IPA. On draft at Gentle Bens near the U of Arizona. Good hopfeel and nice head!

3.3
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of orange, peach, pine, and caramel. Flavor of orange, caramel, resin, earth, and peach.

3.7
LilBeerDoctor (4129) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
On tap at Barrio Brewing. Pours a clear orange brown with a thin white head. Aroma of hop oils, citrus hops, tropical fruits, caramel malt. Flavor of sweet citrus and sweaty hops. Bitter and oily finish. Good ipa, slightly sweet but definitely hoppy. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

3.4
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Orange gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of large citrus hops. Sweet caramel, a combination of citrus and resiny hops flavor. Medium bodied but a bit fizzy.

3.3
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2011
on tap-pours a light tan head and gold color. Aroma is pine/citrus-lemon, some light malt. Taste is pine/spice-pepper/citrus-lemon hops, secondary light/medium malt.

3.5
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2011
on tap as part of the sampler pours light amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is pine and citrus rind. Flavor is toasted malts, fairly balanced but leaning toward the pine finish. Slightly dry mouth with medium carbonation.

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skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2011
One of the more flavorful beers I had at GB’s. Pleasantly hopped and bittered, but just not enough oomph going on for it to be super interesting. Very light light summery IPA.

3.6
Sledutah (7789) - Utah, USA - MAY 22, 2011
On tap at Gentle Bens
Appearance: Pours clear golden with a nice sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Citrus, light caramel and pine
Taste: Floral, grapefruit and pine resin
A nice IPA. Crisp, clean and easy drinking
Earlier Rating: 12/4/2010 Total Score: 3.6
On tap at Barrio brewery
Appearance: Clear golden/amber with a medium white head and good lacing
Aroma: Floral and citrus
Taste: Grapefruit with a bitter orange peel finish
A nice IPA


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