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RATINGS: 2531   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours coppery golden with a touch of haze, some head that releases a strong citrus aroma which includes grapefruit, old oranges, candied dried orange peel, and a certain herbaceousness. Flavor is clean malt, some crystal, medium-light caramel. Bitterness is kept in check, well-balanced with the crystal malt sweetness. It’s funny because with so many extreme ipas out there now it’s really hard to not come back and look at this one with the same eye. Finish is fairly crisp and dry which in a way hides the 7% giving the impression of a sessionable ipa.


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_mgc_ (4) - - AUG 9, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2017 Strong weight, Full body aroma, Tropical fruit, Pineapple, The taste of strong hops, The solid of IPA

4.6
yy0pp (1542) - - AUG 8, 2017
Bottle. Clear amber color with white head. Aroma - Grapefruit, pine, caramel, orange, pineapple. Taste - Bitter, light sweetness, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, grass, nuts, lychee. So rich! So tasty!

3.5
adancer (10) - - AUG 4, 2017
I don't want to put in 75 characters to fulfill this here agreement with you guys. The beer is really just okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
ChadPolenz (1827) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2017
BBD: 8/21/17

2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA

AROMA: Moderately strong orange and lemon citrus (though I suspect the lemon character may be oxidation). Slight candy/floral character, too. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Rusty copper-orange hue (9-11 SRM). Large creamy beige head. Retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderately-strong orange and lemon citrus (lemon flavor very likely due to oxidations). Some floral hop flavor as well. Bitterness doesn’t seem as strong as advertised (75 IBUs) - could be due to age. Malt base creates for a general sweetness, but nothing specific. Slight lingering citrus pith and faint astringency. No alcohol presence. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full body; medium carbonation. Surprisingly smooth creamy texture. No alcohol warmth for 7.5% ABV; but doesn’t feel like such a big beer. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: When fresh this can be world class, but a typical bottle is just plain good. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 35/50

4
ReidBix (27) - - JUN 27, 2017
Gotta get in on that hoppy hour while it's still hot. Looking to crush these while I can. Hella good IPA -

3.2
tntracey (79) - Hood River, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2017
A good and solid IPA, but at the same time not an earth shattering IPA. Might be accustomed to the bigger IPA’s of WA and OR. That said, there is nothing about this beer which is negative. Drink up, cheers...!

3.6
Panzuriel (2302) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Appearance: Hazy bright copper. Finger of white small bubbles. Nose: Bitter grapefruit zest, pine resin and a bit of funk. Bit of caramel Taste: Pine and citrus hops with toast and caramel. Bitter from start to finish. Good balance Body: Medium and lively. Parting thoughts: A very solid, by the numbers, above average IPA. Very drinkable.

4
oobawa (1484) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2017
One of my all-time favorite go-to IPAs. Bitter and proud of it, piney and resinous with a dank-citric core. Toast and caramel provide a solid base, while orange and herbal hops lead to a clingy bitter finish. Smooth texture, pine, grapefruit and weed in the aroma. Good to finally have Bear Republic in these parts. Tasty brew.

3.9
Dorkenstein (552) - - JUN 8, 2017
Aromas of lemon, pinesol, and flowers. Taste is pine, grapefruit peel, lemon, sweet bread malt, a touch of caramel, and floral hops.

4.2
erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2017
Really great hop mixture, classic considering the modern hop boom but absolutely not old fashioned. Fresh enough and just perfectly balanced with a light toast. Very good on flavour for the abv. Rightfully so so highly regarded. Crazy I never had it before. (33cl bottle from market at Stinson Beach)


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