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RATINGS: 2627   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12749) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2007
On draught at 69 Taps in Akron. The beer is a dark golden amber color with a medium thin light beige head with good retention. Patches of lace. The nose is floral hops, with touches of sweet malt and pine. Medium body with a floral, hoppy character balanced by a fair amount of sweet caramel malt. Touches of citrus here and there too. The finish lightly dry, and is moderately hoppy initially, then offset by sweet malt. Overall this is a well-balanced and enjoyable IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2007
This is a fantastic IPA. Tons of hops that give off a spectrum of pine, citrus and flowery notes. The bitterness is spot on. The ABV on this one is getting up there and hidden well. Ill have to check out the rest of Bear Republics line up.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2008 Pours somewhat cloudy orange-gold a good whitish lasting head and nice lacing. Smell is very nice and slightly sweet smelling and big floral hops. Taste up front is smooth, clean, refreshing, and hoppy, but not overly so. Finish is with a fair amount of bitterness, but nicely tolerable. As it warms up slightly, it comes together better and is definitely more balanced and a touch sweeter and less bitter. Overall a great IPA, and I dont think Ive ever downed 22 oz. of any IPA and actually wanted more before.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Copper lite/hazy with nice thick head. Floral hoppy pine with pineapple and cedar on the nose. Syrupy but hoppy punch; smooth and sweet flowar/sugars to taste as well. Hoppy and malty but well balanced and quite pleasing. A nice IPA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2007
Draught at Gingerman NYC. Hazy golden orange colour. Small head, but one that really clings to the glass. Round potent hop aroma. Smooth texture. Low carbonation level. Somewhat metallic hop flavours. Long-lasting hop aftertaste. Really nicely balanced without ever going overboard in any respect. Clearly a malt presence, but the hops balances most of the sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
degrassi (30) - cypress, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Not my favorite IPA but certainly a very nice beer. Very pleasing aroma tempts you even after you finish it. Was pleased with this offering, Ill definitely buy another to dig a little deeper.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tejas (1005) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Not much to say here except another great IPA from Bear Republic. Great fresh hoppy flavor and bite. Extremely drinkable. Will go immediately into the rotation. Probabaly even replace Stone.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2009 22 oz bottle via Capital market. Pours a hazy orange amber with an average sized beige head. Nose is mostly pine and orange. Wow this is delicious. Start with some sweetness, almost molasses sweet for just an instant, then quickly turns to orange, a little pineapple, and then an explosion of pine hoppiness. Finish is bittersweet with emphasis on the bitter. Body is medium/full and carbonation is average. This is a world class IPA that any true hop-head should fall in love with!! 6/28/2009-rerate-orig rating was 9/5/10/5/19-22 oz bottle via HAgen. Pours a semi-clear copper with an average chunky beige head. Nose is pineapple and grapefruit. Taste is ..mm..grapefruit, orange..grapefruit, pine...and did i mention grapefruit? Body is medium/full, carbonation is moderate. I would call this an IPA and a half, as it is a bit full bodies for an IPA. And i must say IPA and a halfs are about my favorite style. THey allow the hops to shine without a too syrupy body or too much alc interfering with the hoppy goodness. And this is about as perfect an example as one can get.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cowboy7096 (64) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2007
This was a very good IPA. golden/dark amber color with a decent head that lasted. smelled yummy and sweet like most IPAs. I thought this one had most of the floral/bitter qualities that I have learned to expect and love. It seemed to end slightly strong and thick and wasnt really smooth, but it took me awhile to drink so it might have just sat too long. To sum it up, this was a really good American IPA and if I find it around Texas again Ill certainly buy it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2007
22 oz bottle...big 2 finger head...golden orange yellow with visible carbonation...medium lasting head with plenty of lacing...aroma of grapefruit/citrus, very nice inviting aroma...first sip tastes sweet with a thin mouthfeel and bitter finish..semi-watery mouthfeel...very refreshing...now its time to enjoy the remaining 20 oz


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