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RATINGS: 2542   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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3.8
piscator34 (2622) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 3, 2006
22oz bottle shared with mnurda (thanks buddy!). Light orange in colour with lots of carbonation and a bit of haze. Very floral aroma with some mild background notes of orange and black pepper. Medium bitterness, with flavor notes of green hop cone, orange, grapefruit, light (yet fairly sweet) malt, and a touch of pine. A bit light bodied for the style and AVB, but would be a good IPA for warmer weather drinking. Solid.

4.2
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2006
(01.27.06) One pint, 6 fl oz brown bottle purchased from DiCarlo’s, Mundelein, IL. Clear red amber hued ale having a small white head with spare lace. notable white particulates. Soft carbonation. Hoppy sweet malt aroma. Medium bodied that starts with light sweet malt and pronounced hop flavors. Finishes with light hop bitterness. Yum. .. Well balanced with pronounced hop profile. A luscious giant hoppy beer.

4
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2006
22 oz bottle. Thanks Walt. Clear, golden color with nice carbonation. Excellent hop aroma with plenty of citrus. It’s our kind of IPA: plenty or flavor & aroma hops without an intense amount of bittering hops. Simply delicious.

4.1
adrian910ss (2591) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JAN 29, 2006
22 oz bomber. Pours a cloudy orange copperish color with a medium sized white head. Aroma has that classic piney west coast IPA scent, full of fresh hops. Taste is much the same. Lots of hops and fresh pine needles present along with a hint of malt. Aftertaste leaves a slight butterscotch flavor. Excellent.

4
thornecb (6022) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Poured into a tulip with nice big frothy head with good retention and lacing. Spruce and citrus aroma. Beautiful deep, golden color. Heavy bitter taste. Light and slick. Lively with long bitter finish.

4
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Bottle pours light orange with a small head with great lacing. This beer has an intersting malt flavor not apparent in most IPA’s. Great hop presence here, balanced with malty sweetness.

4.4
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Nice pine and citrus aroma with a golden amber color. Great hoppy flavor but not too bitter. Very well balanced. One of the best IPA’s I have ever had.

3.9
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Decent amount of hops, got it from Maryland, Jine. Not heavily or painfully hoppy, but a fine beer nonetheless. Another solid brew from Cali.

3.7
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2006
1.14.05 Sometimes I wonder where my friends find this stuff, since I never come across anything like this in the store. Oh, wait, apparently this isn’t available in NJ? How sad since this was quite a nice IPA.

4.1
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2006
"MMMM good beer. Poured a light amber color with a small head. Strong smell of pine. Pine won the taste of this beer with some citrus fruits mixing in. "


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