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RATINGS: 2621   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2876) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Pours a small beaded offwhite head that is long lived and leaves behind plenty of lace. Clear, copper/orange colored brew. Large, flowery, citrusy nose, very nice! Medium body, lightly resiny. Great hop flavor, citrus, pine. Fruity with a solid lightly sweet maltiness,lightly toasty and caramelly. Finish is dry, largely hoppy, fruity and stings. @ 7%, a real AIPA baby! Bottle conditioned! I love it. At $3.99 a bomber a true deal! Bear Republic rocks!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2004
wow very very hoppy aroma with hints of kentucky blue grass and anise. The taste is of a pure IPA and when I did a blind taste test of this beer I picked it as number two. This an amazing IPA and it new years eve and Im drunk...Good beer to ring in 2005.. yay yayaaaa

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BFB (2) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2004 does not count
Overall Im pretty impressed with this beer. It has a wonderful hop nose, beautiful color, hazy only because its bottle conditioned and pretty decent balance. Not over the top with the hops.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFGrind (2035) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2004
Excellent aroma, body and flavor. This IPA is built around hops. Fresh hop nose. citrus hop flavor and underlying malt sweetness. Ive seen this beer on draft throughout Northern California but never took the time to sample it. Picked up a 22 ounce bomber at State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD for $4.19 USD. Now Im regretting the missed opportunities the past two years I had to sample this excellent IPA. Dont be like me, if you enjoy IPAs seek Racer 5 out.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Pours a cloudy amber with patches of foam floating about. Aroma is mostly sweet and malty, with only a hint of alcohol. Palate is somewhat watery, but the flavor is classic IPA. A boatload of hops right up front, tangy citrus and sticky pine, with a full maltiness balancing it out. The finish is bitter and sweet, with a sticky dryness. Superb!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2004
honestly, i wasnt that impressed, but I am not a fan of too many IPAs. Maybe I just havent had enough of them... Taste was very hoppy, and aroma was pretty piney. I feel bad for not liking it better, maybe i will re-rate after getting to sample some more IPAs and getting used to the flava.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2004 22 oz. botlled on 10-27-04.Aroma is of the heady pine-citrus nature(as noted) a tad of sweet for balance.Hazy orange gold,nice fluffy white head,nice lace,some yeasties.I love the flavor,not over the top(easy bitterness and overall hoppiness) and I think I am enjoying this more than a Stone IPA.Palate is pretty easy,could use more depth(but it is quite silky and lovely,just would like another 10 IBUs),seems like this should be their all year IPA but twas quite the treat to find a couple cases of this at work today.Fresh,yummy,Im hooked but whats new? I am happy4these hops as well.This is pretty much what Ive been looking for in an IPA these days.Slurp! Six packs all year please?

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Bottle. Golden orange with a thick white head, lots of lacing on my glass. Aroma is malty and hoppy, very floral and appealing. Sweet malt flavor, lots of hops, a hint of citrus, very nice. Hops come out a bit more in the finish, but still solid contributions from the others. Bottle conditioning makes the beer very smooth, a treat to drink. Maybe a tad behind Stone and AleSmith, but not by very much.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Bottled. Dark orange color with a medium size white head. Nice hop aroma with hints of citrus and pine. Sweet hoppy flavor that was more subdued than I thought after the aroma. Nice though, with a bit of orange and maltiness on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2004
good hop aroma..and flavor.flowery,a little sweet malt flavor.citrus from the hops... easy drinking and enjoyable..it might get a higher rating if i had it at a pool party in july rather than a holiday party in december.


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