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RATINGS: 3699   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
India Pale Ale style well suited for Hemingway-esque trips to the Upper Peninsula. American malts and enormous hop additions give this beer a crisp finish and incredible floral hop aroma.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2006
Pours an amber-orange hue with a tight, creamy and durable white head. Had one of the freshest hop aromas of any beer Iíve ever sampled. As a homebrewer it reminded me of the burst of hop aroma when you first open a vacuum sealed bag of freshly harvested hop flowers. Lots of lemony/orange citrus notes in the aroma. Palate was smooth and light. Flavors were nicely balanced between the lightly toasted malts and the citrusy hops. Found the finish to be a bit tame and quick, but overall a well made, solid American IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Pours and orangish copper with a white head. Had floral and citrus aromas. The flavor was very hoppy and citrusy but did not leave a bitter aftertaste which was nice. Was a great IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2006
Pours amber with a fluffy white head that has good lacing. The aroma is very hoppy. The flavor is very well balanced with hops, but not overbearing and a citrus taste. This is a very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2006 Wonderful floral hop aroma. Pours out with a nice bubbly and slighly lacy head... slight haze to the fine deep gold colour. The flavor is heavily hopped (as would be expected of an IPA), sweet mild fruity tones, very inviting for the next taste. A hair bit on the bitter side for the aftertaste but overall an excellent IPA..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
todaytomorrow (1) - Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2006 does not count
Floral hoppy scent. Hazy color to it. Has a light bubbly and lacy head. Bitter aftertaste. Very pleasent IPA one of the best I have had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2006
iím not a huge pale ale fan, but there is something about this one that sets it apart, i enjoyed the flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2006
Slighty hazy orange with a small white head. Smells and actually tastes a bit like oranges. Very refreshing. Floral, but not too piney. Good beer, maybe a tad over-rated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1555) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2006
Pours a clear yellowish-orange color with a thick off-white head. Strong grapefruit aroma on this one with huge hops complimenting the grapefruit. Flavor is very strong on the grapefruit, maybe almost too much. Finishes off with hops that linger on the palate for awhile. Still a very delicious IPA.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sanmiguel (118) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2006
UPDATED: APR 6, 2006 My first India Pale Ale! Has a very fruity, banana scent. Excellent to sup with. A fresh, fruity , and herbal (?) orange taste to it with a zing at the end. It does have a nostalgic taste to me! It reminded me of orange-flavoured medicine syrups I used to take when I was younger (no wonder I got better real quick!)! A highly recommended IPA! A special thanks to my friend and drinking mate Adam M. for the bottle!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
balesjas (41) - Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Great IPA, one of the best. I had it in a bottle, but Iíve had it on draft and even on hand-pull at the wonderful Berkeley Front. I would recommend this beer in any form. Nice bitterness to it, wonderful floral smell, and very drinkable if youíve had experience with bitter beers. Not for the faint of heart, but I guess thatís why itís called two-hearted?


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