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RATINGS: 2541   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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3.7
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2002
A pretty good IPA. Tried it right before the White Knuckle and it just wasn't as good. Pretty bitter and somewhat balanced. Could have used some more sweetness to balance.

4.3
legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2002
Wow. Great pale amber orange color. This but dense little white head that wanted to stay for dessert. Bready, hoppy, arresting aroma. Smooth as silk and not a hint of the 7%. Wonderful, room clearing burbs followed for an hour!

3.7
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 I could have played connect the dots for hours with the amount of floaters in this one, apple cider appearance with a thin white scattered head, aroma was extremely fruity with apples, pears, & overripe plums & peaches...flavor alive with tart green apple skins, pear cores with seeds, hop flowers & stems... chewy and thick, creamy...week-old apple cider like finish with loads of unbalanced hops

3.9
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2002
Copper colored with a fruity aroma and long lasting white head that leaves lots of lacing. Starts out malty but finishes bitter and dry. Hops really kick in at the end, but not as much as some other IPA's. This one is very good and worth seeking out.

3.3
jazz88 (2683) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Bottle. Amber color with a white head. Well hopped with a floral aroma. It was balanced but no real kick or malty twist to add character. Tap in mid-October: Hittin' the hops. Somewhat sweet. Piney and not balanced.

3.9
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Fairly sweet and not nearly as much hops as I've become a custom to in an IPA. Despite what many sound like like a complain, I found it an excellent brew. Tnanks Herbjones for this one!

4.1
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Good beer. Lots of hops in this one, almost rabbit style. Very nice aroma. Not a big fan of the sweetness though. Still a damn good beer.

3.4
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2002
A very light orange blossom smell and a wavy beaten egg white head start this off. It is deep tan orange, with a little touch of haze that glows a bit around the edges. It starts off kind of sweet like a lemon head and reaches a tart pine tree finish. The end fades quick and leaves slightly acidic trails. This is kind of quirky, requires much more study, I'll have to get more.

4.3
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
On tap GABF 02: Medium orange color, resiny aroma, oily palate. Ends bitter but not in any way overwhelming.

3.5
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2002
classic west coast aroma, no hops until the finish but they hang around, they didn't really apply their slogan on this one


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