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RATINGS: 2549   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, - DEC 22, 2012
355 ml bottle courtesy of my secret santa joeneugs. Pours hazy golden with a rather small white head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly sweet, fruity and slightly herbal with crackers, peaches, pineapple, toffee, grapefruit rinds, apricots, alcohol, papaya, tamarind, gummi candy, mango, black currants and hints of gooseberries and passion fruit. Taste is tiny sweet, very bitter and slightly fruity with crackers, biscuits, oily pine, grapefruit juice, resin, lemon zest, lime leaves, lemon grass, freshly cut grass, yellow winegums, ripe gooseberries, black currants jam and orange peal.mMouthfeel is round, tiny watery, tiny astringent, slightly oily bitter and light to medium bodied. Finish is dry and bitter with crackers, grapefruit juice, yellow winegums, pine needles, resin, papaya, unripe pineapple and unripe gooseberries. Quite tasty...


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smaynard6000 (1266) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2018
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with average-sized tan head. Hoppy tangerine aroma. Heavily bitter with big citrus presence. Quite good.

4.5
Cowboy2131 (2) - - DEC 31, 2017 does not count
Great tasting beer if you like IPA BEERS. Has a bitter aspect that all IPA beers have that I really like. I think it's the hops??? Give this one a try!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
bbaird (37) - - DEC 14, 2017
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3.7
rayg1 (597) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2017 First rating via the app. Don't know how I never got around to rating this one. Pours a clear golden yellow. Minimal off white head and lacing. Aroma is tangerine and pine, perhaps some honey. Super sharp bite of hops but mellows during the sip. Good stuff.

3.9
Beerowulf (136) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2017
On draft into shaker. Generous lacing. Aroma of lemon and hops. Very strong hop palate and medium carbonation. Decent. Not sure if I’d try again. More of a wont for other IPAs.

3.8
ChrisOfstad (446) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2017 0,3 litre Bottle from Total Wine Laguna Hills. Cloudy Golden with white head. Tropical aroma and taste.

3.8
wheldfond18 (12) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Delicious hoppy IPA! Beware though, if you drink 3-4 you will be pretty full.

3.6
eallenbrown (37) - - OCT 7, 2017
Little bit of a wang but a nice change of pace...might be a skunked bottle, but I can still enjoy it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
gripweed57 (2967) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Honey gold color. Rocky white head. Rich malty nose. Nutty, caramel undertones. Bittersweet with burnt sugar and dried fruit notes. Resiny pine hops in finish.

3.9
meccahh69lol (366) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2017
A west coast classic IPA that is always a joy to revisit. It has a clutch of hoppy aromas with some wheat in there. The appearance is a clear eyed amber typical of a 90s/early 2000s IPA. The flavor is a wave of bitter hops cascading into citrus swirls and a smooth rugged piney foam finish. An old favorite that still holds up against a new generation. Good for chilling in an east bay airbnb with your boo boo while she tries to sleep before bombarding her with some Total Divas on hulu and/or the WWE network.


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