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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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Clear dark straw color with persistent 1 cm white head. Nice strong hop aroma with grapefruit and pine components. Light to medium palate. Great robust tastes with the citrus flavors coming out more. Lingering bitter finish. Very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Nice foamy head. Amber pour. Citrus and hop flavors. Nicely balanced and very smooth at 7%. Great Beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Velvety white head, deep brassy orange body with suspended flaky particles. Grapefruit, pine, and an herbal aroma like geranium. Very hoppy but nice lightly sweet malt balance as well. Nice lively palate. This is a fine IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle. Pours an orange gold with a normal sized head. Nose is completely grapefruit. This is a hopbomb. Loads of hops and not a whole lot of malting and maybe just a thought of sweetness included. Bitterness persists from lips to swallow but the blend of hops made this pretty good, although definately not a session brew. Good quencher on a hot day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Nice floral citrus aroma in a golden orange beer with a small white head. Flavor is mostly straight hops to the face. A ton of citrus. As it warms it becomes a little less bitter and one can start noticing a little fruity aspect of the beer. A mild sweet fruity maltiness peeks through. Very dry, very resiny, very tasty. This is a great IPA. Good old Racer 5. You can never go wrong with this one.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Bottle, poured a clear pale amber with a thick white head. Strong hop aromas, lots of grapefruit and floral notes. Flavors are quite similar. It is fairly obvious (along with the description) that copious amounts of Cascades and C-bus hops were used. Not much of a malt base, this is a hoppal assualt, and a quite good one. Finish is quite dry and nicely bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Racer 5, makes me think of the big eyed kid in the half helmet and the song Go Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer Go! I would seriously suggest Racing out and find this great beer. Perfect bitterness and a finsh that has ready for the next sip .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (6103) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2007
22 oz bomber from padrefan78/zinnamon, wound up getting two bottles of this in the same week. It was a good week. Poured a beautiful clear golden/honey/amber with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is citrusy hops, flowers, slight pine and towards the end I was able to detect some caramel. Flavor is mild hop bitterness that finishes a little on the sweet side especailly for an IPA. Very easy drinking beer and perfect after doing yard work all day, okay for a few hours but it seemed like all day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Hazy amber-orange brew, average size head, good form layered lacing. Solid piney citrus hops aroma. Very inviting, not overpowering. Good bitter bite right from the start, gentle warmth, sweet and piney nice malt compliment. I have had this bottle since last July and this stuff is awesome.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1787) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2007
This beer starts with a pine/floral note, with a touch of citrus underlying. It pours a slightly hazy amber, with almost no head. Very crisp flavor, with a quick burst of pine notes, fading away to a sweet finish. Seems to be missing the sticky mouthfeel of most IPAs. Overall, not a bad beer, but there are a lot better for the same price.


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