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RATINGS: 770   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American-style India Pale Ale brewed with plenty of body and an assertive hop profile.
Grist: Premium Two Row, Munich, Crystal
Hops: Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe
Original gravity: 1.057

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
Wierd tasting IPA, thrown in a trade. Starts OK, and then residual odd hop flavours. Medium yellow body, a quarter inch of white foam. A little hop aromas. Not skunky, but just another AMerican IPA to me, with moe astringency than balance. A bit aggressive carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (11035) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2010
355 ml can. From Seattle, WA.
Slightly hazy amber colour with small creamy white head. Sweetish bitter hoppy aroma with caramel, pine and malt. Flavour is bitter hops, pine, some sweetness and some bready maltiness. Proper drinkable and balanced IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Pours amber with a thin wispy off-white head. Notes of sweet citrus, chewy pine, light toffee and bready malt. Medium to full bodied, resinous with lush carbonation. Well done, very fresh tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Deep orange copper color, thin head. Fruity sappy aroma, lychee, pineapple. Robustly bitter flavor. Dare I say also slightly metallic. Why does this remind me of Dales Pale Ale? Is it the can?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2010
12oz can, no date/batch code. Just arrived in town, so Im assuming it is quite fresh. Pours lightly hazy orange amber with a good two finger foamy white head that leaves some foamy rings of lacing and holds a light foamy cap. Aroma features a good deal of citrus, mostly orange/tangerine alongside some papaya, mango, melon, grapefruit, also a lot of pine, a little floral and grassy, a little sweet bready malt. Good strength. Flavor is able to retain some of the citrus fruitiness of the nose, but not all, more resinous hops on the tongue, pine, floral, and a fair bit of sweet bready malt, kinda surprised by the level of sweetness here for an IPA but does help keep it balanced. Fair bitterness on the finish but the sweetness sticks around as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily and sticky, medium carbonation. Very glad to finally try this and it is an excellent well-balanced IPA. The nose is by far my favorite aspect...very nice. While this isnt a straight up hop bomb like a Smuttynose IPA, this one is very well balanced and quite drinkable. Cant wait to try their Pale!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6727) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2010
(Can - courtesy of rosenbergh) Poured amber and clear. Head was dense, white and medium sized. Aroma contained citiricness, pine needles and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, pine, citiricness, malts, sweetness, bisquit and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. Pleasant aroma and quite balanced flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2896) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2010
Clear amber body, off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, cassis, citrus and candy malts. Flavour has lots of hops and some dark candy. Very bitter and still balanced. Great IPA

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1472) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2010
Bright and clear red-orange color with a fluffy cream-colored head. Sharply fruity blood-orange-hop nose. Quite bitter, lightly sweet, with a juicy orange-tomato-hop backtaste. A bit rough and resinous on the way down. Sticky. Not really sessionable but gorgeous aroma here.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gururyan (720) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 10, 2010
I nice companion to Calderas Pale, I still found their Pale a touch better than this one...despite preferring most IPAs. It is still a good beer, one I will continue to buy, but if you like this one be sure to try their Pale Ale as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
In short: A tasty, well-malted, very bitter, citrusy and resinous IPA. Nice beer.
How: Can 12oz. Consumed fresh two weeks after receiving it from brewolf. Thanks a lot Michael
The look: Clear copper body topped by a medium white head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings
In long: Nose is fruity (mainly citrusy) hops with resinous notes. Taste is has plenty of caramel, toasted bread, citrusy hops, notes of pine-tree hops, lot of hops resin. The bitterness is strong and sticky. Long resinous bitter after-taste. On the intensity level Id say this beer is medium-high. If anything Id say this beer is too tasty to be a sessionnable IPA. The resinous bitterness is really harsh and sticky and it turns the beer into a almost sipper. However when you know what you are getting (NOT a refreshing IPA) this is actually a very good beer. Another beer Id like to have on a regular basis. Of course the girlfriend keeps saying that Id feel better if I drank less and exercise more. Show me someone smiling while working-out and Ill consider it.


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