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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 58   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
4-Time Real Ale Festival Medal Winner
During the 1800’s, when the sun never set on the British Empire, beer being shipped to the Far East always arrived spoiled. To correct this situation, British brewers added large quantities of hops to their pale ales. (Hops act as a natural preservative.) The result is an intensely hoppy amber beer. Delicious with seafood and all spicy flavorful foods.
O.G. 1056 I.B.U. 58

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3.1
maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Nashville. Light amber, creamy lacing. Pungent PNW hops in the nose; also bready, cheesy, and... post-coital aromatics. Almost-dry, floral and fruity, clean finish, but with brown paper bag and corky/musty aftertaste. Light body features a nitro smoothness. Still, one of their better beers.

3.9
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Tasted on tap at Nashville Brewpub. This IPA pours an orange gold color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is floral and piney. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are piney and citrusy. Nice balance. Smooth taste. Good carbonation. Light to medium bitterness, lots of hop flavors without being overly bitter. Still has a lot of malt character. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.4
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 25, 2006
On tap at the Little Rock location. This beer has remarkably good lacing. pours a light gold color with a white head. hoppy nose. nicely hopped flavor as well. nice medium to thick mouth feel. Interesting tangy punch at the end.

3.7
heemer77 (5357) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 Tried again at the Little Rock location. Still a solid IPA. Nashville rating follows. The body was a slightly hazy dark colored orange with a slightly off white head. The aroma was oranges with some caramel and sweet with floral notes. The taste was bitter grapefruit and a hint of oak. This is dry and refreshing. A solid IPA.

4.6
Braudog (6710) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Draft at the Nashville brewpub, 5/14/06: Nice gluey head on a powerfully dark orange or rust-colored brew. Seductively fruity aroma. Wow ... this is what beer is about. Powerful floral hop bouquet without being overpowering. This is damn near the perfect beer.

3.7
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
(On tap) Memphis. Beautiful, clear amber with a creamy, off-white head. Citrusy, hoppy nose. Medium body with some caramel but otherwise completely dominated by lovely aroma hops (Centennial & Cascade), leaving great accents of both flowers and fruit. Dry and hoppy finish. 280306

3.5
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Nashville. Transparent, magnifying brass with a snowy, dusty and off-white head that very much perseveres throughout the experience. Linen sheets meet the c-hops front in center, with orange crème accents wafting up. Sweet, sugary permutations indicate the balance forthcoming. Clean inferences abound while the bitters produce citric touches (pineapple, mango, and papaya being those furthers from the traditional orange trait.) Fairly straight forward, perhaps more sweet than spicy, but it’s one of this brewery’s bests.

3.7
Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Tap. Nice dark yellow borders on tan with a thick cream head. Nice aroma of hops. Nice greeting on my tongue. Very fresh hop flavor. Lot of grassy tastes with just enough sweet. An easy one to drink a few of. Just a hint of vanilla in there. A goodun. Ap-4 ar-6 tas-7 pal-4 ov-16

3.6
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 Draft at brewpub. Pours copper with a small white head. Aroma is minimal, but there is some caramel, grapefruit, and pine. You really have to stick your nose in the beer to get it. Initial flavor is mostly sweet caramel malt, but then the citrus and peppery hop bitterness makes its presence toward the back of the mouth. Finish is slightly dry, watery, and sweet. For my personal tastes, a little too balanced for an IPA, as this is really close to pale ale territory. A respectable session brew, and probably the hoppiest middle TN brew you can get next to the Boscos Hop God.

3.6
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2006
A glass of coppery red with slightly foamy head that clings to the glass like the hops cling to the back of your tongue. To me it was a smooth easy mouth full of real beer pleasure. I went back the second day to make sure that it was as good as I thought and it was.


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