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RATINGS: 2604   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Pours deep golden color with frothy tan head. Nose is hoppy, but not too overpowering like some heavy hitters. Notes of citrus, orange and grapefruit. Flavor is hoppy, bitter and balanced well with malt. Clean fruity finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 25, 2004
22oz bottle No BBD Pours golden bronze with nice off-white head. Very bubbly, big bubbles in head, slight haze. Fruity nose, orange peach. Yummy. Tnagerines and malts play together well. Bitterness is refined and held up with malt. Very enjoyable IPA on a warm fall day, but overcarbonated. Which leads to great lacing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2004
22oz Bottle: Pours with a huge eggshell-tan head that slowly diminishes to a small covering; amber orange color. Assertive hops in both the aroma and taste. Very fresh pine, orange, light grapefruit & citrus aroma. Tons of hops in the taste, but they dont feel too acidic or too bitter. Crisp, smooth mouthfeel. Dry, bitter, tea aftertaste. Overall a solid IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kane (111) - USA - OCT 22, 2004
Pours a substantial, rocky white head with a slightly hazy color. Aroma of pine, orange, and pineapple. Silky mouthfeel and taste with a very defined hop quality. Balanced and exceptional.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2006 Poured a deep, hazy amber color with a large off white head. A couple of floaters. Nice hoppy, piney aroma with light citrus. Grapefruit in the tastes as well. Nice and bitter. Overall a very good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Burnt orange color,Clear.Hoppy nose in a big way.Not perfumey at all, more "just the hops ".Sweet and syrupy.Nice and hoppy this is a smooth IPA.Not as sweet as I though it would be.I just finished this and was quite surprised how this changed as it warmed.Much more floral and a subtle bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Bottle: I clearly did not enjoy this IPA as much as others. It smelled hoppy and sweet, with a hint of lemon and other citrus. Pourned a nice golden amber color, with carbination, and particles. More or less clear once things settled. Decent white head. Very little lacing. Flavor of hops, peach. Not bitter enough. Sweet aftertaste. Easy to drink. Overall, an ok IPA, but nothing special at all.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2004
This really is just as a IPA should be. Awesome balance of spice, bitterness, and heft. Lightish color in the glass. Also, the tap isnt very convincing on how strong and great a beer this is -- suffer on appearance pts. Had at David Copperfields, NYC.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Reddish-Peach. Lovely color. The head is creamy and dense and stays aloft for a long while. Fresh, crisp, juicy and clean aroma. Lots of butterscotch in the nose with lemon, other citrus notes and pine. Rich and floral throughout. Heavily bitter. Orange, lemon and other citrus notes combined with a whole lot of floral and pine qualities all demolishing the caramel from the malt. The caramel that is their is lovely. This is a highly hopped IPA. Not excessive and very drinkable. I definately am getting my alpha acid fix here as well.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2004
This is a great IPA, very well balanced with lots of citrus hops and a crisp dry finish. Pours orange/amber with a tall off-white head. Citrus apricot aroma. Very clean and refreshing with a great citrus fruity hop finish. Boojah!


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