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RATINGS: 2539   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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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmisko (358) - New York, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Pours rich golden color with a small fizzle out head. Smells like a little hops. Taste is light with malts, fruit, and hops. Med body. Not too bitter. Easy drinking and refreshing.


3.8
Nicke80 (812) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2017 33cl bottle from wishbeer bangkok. pours hazy golden with big head. fruity aroma with hoppy citrus and tropical flavours.

3.8
nihtila (3758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2017
Bottle from Safeway. Hazyish amber. Nose is citrus, grass, sweet orange. Tastes sweet orange and citrus, grapefruit, caramel.

3.8
pintbypint (3733) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2017
650ml brown bottle. late haze, gold colour. Exquisite thick and cramy white cap that sticks around. The aroma has grapefruit, orange peels and light caramel. Taste has grapefruit bitterness and dry grains in the background. Citrusy aftertaste. Smooth, pleasant, a good to to IPA.

4
todd132 (0) - - SEP 18, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2017 Dark golden color. Retains nice head. Classic West Coast IPA with great taste.

4
LazyPyro (1400) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2017
355ml bottle, close to its BB date. Pours hazy orange with a frothy off-white head, great retention and lacing. Aroma: hoppy, floral, citrus, tropical, slightly resinous. Taste: floral hops, citrus, tropical fruits, resin, floral bitter aftertaste. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, average carbonation. Considering this bottle was past its best I was impressed with this, been around for almost 20 years yet it still holds up well with today's west coast IPAs. Great beer.

4.2
balloonbuffoon (489) - - SEP 11, 2017
12floz bottle, bottling code near the bottom, but no freshness date, paid $2 as a single, poured contents into a pint glass. This has been one of my all time favorite AIPAs. Unfortunately BR is off and on distribution is off and on in my immediate area, but can get with a little extra effort. Looks great, its a golden IPA with a nice amount of head, and a scent combination of lemon, basket of citrus fruits, and underlying pine. You cannot go wrong with the classic C-hops. Full of herb and pine bitterness, but leaves room for citrus juiciness. Malt are just enough to lend some sweetness and adequate weight to this beer. Without them this would be one of those blowhard IPAs beefed up with brewers sugar. I absolutely hate it when brewers pump up the alcohol without using malted grains, all to emphasize hop bitterness - it's not good. With that said if BR uses such methods in this beer, it at least works, and not obvious as some. The end result is I like this AIPA for its consistency. At one time, it was leaps and bounds above the crowd.

4.8
jhking34 (13) - - SEP 8, 2017
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2.2
ipa4me4u (33) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Don't know what the hype is all about. Didn't care much for this one. Drinkable but nothing to exciting

4.8
KaptenBoelja (6) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2017 does not count
Tested from bottle. 8° C. at home. Lovely head high and almost snowwhite. Pleasent aroma with a promise of loads of hops. Label indicates "aggressive beer", but mouthfeel is only very pleasent, hoppy but not aggressive. It is very balanced, lots of aromatic hops and a beautiful body to go with it. The 7,5% ABV is not intrusive. This is an almost perfect brew that the brewmaster must be proud of. I could drink this beer the whole evening. THANKS

4.2
Shain (176) - ISRAEL - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle, 330ml. Huge foamy head. Hoppy aroma, mild bitterness, good carbonation. Simple but strong hop flavor, nice. Head is big and lasting, with a pleasent texture and flavor. Very good.


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