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RATINGS: 2627   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. Theres 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
cloudy ruby orange with fluffy head. smells of cinnamon citrus flowers and some earthiness. med bitterness and body for IPA. tastes of orange blossom honey malt and some spiced earth and light vanilla

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Draft- This brewer does not disappoint. Had this beer in the bottle before, but never rated it. Both times, it was great. Citrus/Piney hops were both present. So was the high alpha bitterness, that was backed up by some pale malt. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - JUN 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2008 (draft) a straight up, solid ipa. nice grassy aroma. a reasonable bitter that doesnt overwhlem the flavoring hops. the distinguishing feature is the soft malt finish. the pairing of strong hops with smoothness of malt makes for an interesting palate and a very drinkable ipa. while it reduces the crispness i typically associate with the style, its nice to see a well balanced variation. definitely worth a try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 1, 2007
full of citrusy hops flavors. lemony, a touch of grapefruit, with a little pine though not as prominent as many west coast IPAs. pale golden with a nice white head. drinks really easy...the way you would hope an IPA would be. not too bitter, with just the right amount of bitterness to be pleasing to the palate without being overpowering.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Bottle. Golden colored, huge billowy white head; lasts forever. Aroma is all citrusy hops, there is some malt aroma there. A light bready malt quality serves to give this beer a backbone in compliment to the bitter and aromatic hop qualities, which are mainly lemony but also slightly piney and earthy. Not overly dry, crisp. Very well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1575) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is strong of citrus and pine hops, caramel, sweet malts, and a little yeast. Flavor is the same. Almost similar to their APA but with more hops, which is always a good thing. Has a pretty bitter finish with just a very slight hint of some alcohol. A very well blended IPA that is slightly thick on the palate. Very delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2800) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Bottle. This is simply lovely. Pours an amber color with some coppery tones and a massive frothy head. Aromas are strong and of pine hops and some grapefruit undertones. Flavor is interesting and sweet, which gives way to a somewhat subdued piney hops flavoring that is not quite as crisp as I expected following my assessment of the aromas. Still, it blends and balances extremely well. The difference between this and other CA IPAs is that the underbody is more of an amber ale rather than a pale ale... meaning that it is a little heavier on the caramel malt flavors. That said, it really comes together well and is a first class offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2007
A sweet, rich and hazy amber beer with a hoppy bitter finish. Sweet and smooth with a very bitter hoppy and citrus aftertaste. Hints of caramel. Very complex.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2007
On draft at the Comet. Pours a golden color with a nice inch of head. Smell is glorious hops, plain and simple. The taste is much the same. Mostly citrusy hops and some grassy hops in to balance it out. Mouthfell is medium bodied and quite nice. Very impressed with this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAY 27, 2007
Pours a hazy orangeish-golden with a dense white head. Aroma is hoppish with pine, citrus and floral. Flavor has loads of grapefruit and pine with a caramel background which is faint.


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