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RATINGS: 2630   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed American pale and crystalmalts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. There’s a trophy in every glass. 2009 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – GOLD; 2009 Colorado State Fair – Best of Show; 2006 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER; 2005 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER; 1999 Great American Beer Festival® India Pale Ale - GOLD

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3.9
degrassi (30) - cypress, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Not my favorite IPA but certainly a very nice beer. Very pleasing aroma tempts you even after you finish it. Was pleased with this offering, I’ll definitely buy another to dig a little deeper.

4
Tejas (1006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Not much to say here except another great IPA from Bear Republic. Great fresh hoppy flavor and bite. Extremely drinkable. Will go immediately into the rotation. Probabaly even replace Stone.

4.6
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2009 22 oz bottle via Capital market. Pours a hazy orange amber with an average sized beige head. Nose is mostly pine and orange. Wow this is delicious. Start with some sweetness, almost molasses sweet for just an instant, then quickly turns to orange, a little pineapple, and then an explosion of pine hoppiness. Finish is bittersweet with emphasis on the bitter. Body is medium/full and carbonation is average. This is a world class IPA that any true hop-head should fall in love with!! 6/28/2009-rerate-orig rating was 9/5/10/5/19-22 oz bottle via HAgen. Pours a semi-clear copper with an average chunky beige head. Nose is pineapple and grapefruit. Taste is ..mm..grapefruit, orange..grapefruit, pine...and did i mention grapefruit? Body is medium/full, carbonation is moderate. I would call this an IPA and a half, as it is a bit full bodies for an IPA. And i must say IPA and a halfs are about my favorite style. THey allow the hops to shine without a too syrupy body or too much alc interfering with the hoppy goodness. And this is about as perfect an example as one can get.

3.6
cowboy7096 (64) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2007
This was a very good IPA. golden/dark amber color with a decent head that lasted. smelled yummy and sweet like most IPAs. I thought this one had most of the floral/bitter qualities that I have learned to expect and love. It seemed to end slightly strong and thick and wasn’t really smooth, but it took me awhile to drink so it might have just sat too long. To sum it up, this was a really good American IPA and if I find it around Texas again I’ll certainly buy it again.

4
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2007
22 oz bottle...big 2 finger head...golden orange yellow with visible carbonation...medium lasting head with plenty of lacing...aroma of grapefruit/citrus, very nice inviting aroma...first sip tastes sweet with a thin mouthfeel and bitter finish..semi-watery mouthfeel...very refreshing...now its time to enjoy the remaining 20 oz

4.1
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2007
pours a nice brown golden in color with a nice thin layer of head left floating and a thin layer of floating particles in the bottom of the glass. smell is of hops, sweet fruit, honey, and flowery grass. taste is definitely hops first some citrus fruits, and flowers. nice creamy top stayed through tasting with a slightly bitter hops bite and grapefruit flavors as it warmed. nice brew and fairly priced.

3.8
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2007
On tap. Amber coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Malty and some sweetness with notes fruits, citrus, pines and hops.

4.1
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Bottle purchased at Corral Liquors in Granite City, IL. Pours a hazy gold with some floating particles and a dense, creamy, ivory head that leaves nice lacing as it descends the glass. Fruity/citrus hops dominate the nose with a solid caramel malt backing. Medium-bodied and creamy with a nice bitter finish at the back of the tongue. The flavor is a solid resiny/citrus hop front with a mild malt backing and pleasantly bitter finish. This is a top shelf IPA.

4.5
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Wow, one of the better IPAs that I have tried! Nice amber color. You can smell the piney/floral hops. The smell is BANG! Very bitter after taste, just the way I like it.

4.1
beisen (90) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Wow, that was really good. First off, if I was blindfolded I would swear it was a pine cone. Not much special about the appearance, with tan/orange look and about a half inch head. Taste is strong hops with much more pine and floral tastes. I will bring this one camping to experience the pine in the pines, for sure!


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