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RATINGS: 2549   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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3.7
yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2007
Bottle. Under the off-white head, there’s a golden body. Clear, except for lots of nano-sized floaties. The aroma starts with tropical fruits, and is followed by a distinct piney scent, and peach and some pineapple. Quite citrusy flavor, with pines, tropical fruits and other good things to accomplish the bitterness. Medium to full body. The finish is long, bitter and hoppy, with fruits and pine. It’s a nice beer, but it gets a little bit one dimentional, as the malts are really well hidden. (070705)

4.3
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber-brown color with a thick foamy white head and nice lacing. Smells like sweet peachy hops. Very smooth in the mouth, more bitter than your average IPA... lingering bitterness and slightly sticky feeling in the finish. Among my favorite IPAs... definitely a great one.

3.5
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2007
22oz. Pours a hazy light orange/golden color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet citrusy hops. Very sweet, a little resiny. Not too strong but noticeable. Taste is sweet, a little bitter, a little bland. This is more subdued than I’d like. Perhaps it’s an old bottle - without a date I don’t know. It tastes fairly stale. A standard IPA.

3.9
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 25, 2007
UPDATED: APR 17, 2010 Bottle, pours copper shade. Beautiful. Big hop aroma, with thick eggshell colored head. A little citrus in the palate and hops fill it out nicely. Pretty accessible.

4.1
kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 23, 2007
22oz bottle. Pours a bright, golden-orange color; fluffy off-white head with brilliant retention and lacing. Dense, resiny and sticky hop aroma: emphasis on citrus and oranges, with an earthiness in there. Seems kind of similar to the Buckeye Amarillo from last night, but with a bit more malty chewiness to it. Medium-to-full, dense mouthfeel: plenty of chewy, resiny hop juice; average carbonation; nice floral / sticky presence as well, almost like the oiliness of fresh hops; restrained bitterness, just intensely flavorful and tasty. Lengthy, citrus and orange hop finish.

3.7
BDR (2535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Some sort of amber orangish color with ample head. Citrus (grapefruit) hops on the nose. Similar citrus hop flavor that yields to an almost dry palate cleansing malt flavor.

4.1
Goodgrief (2072) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2007
A very good IPA. The pour and aroma were very ordinary. Light amber color with a decent head. Strong piney aroma. The taste was nice and malty good with a good balance of hops, but not hop-crazy. I loved the nice oily smooth mouthfeel of this beer. I don’t like many IPA’s, but this one is near the top of my list.

3.2
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2007
On draft at Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown. Hazy orange yellow, white head. Aroma is tangerine, caramel, peat. Flavor is the same and a bit too wet earth for me. It reminds me of a bog.

3.4
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle. I see this IPA has received rave reviews and usually I am in agreeance but this one just didn’t do it for me. Aroma was a touch skunky. Flavor was nice pine, a touch of citrus. Finish was not as bold as I was expecting in terms of the hoppiness. Perhaps I got a bad bottle. I’ll have to rerate, but for now - this wasn’t even in my top ten IPAs.

4.1
Darkover (1545) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Dark golden color with a white head and heavy lacing. Very hoppy aroma(citrus, piney and floral.) Flavor of piney hops and spices(pepper). Really good.


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