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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
An ale fashioned to survive the long voyage from England to India during the British colonization. Hops, hops, and more hops, this ale has an intense aroma and a long lingering finish. Drink as an appetizer on its own, or pair it with any hearty dish. A beer for the connoisseur, this is the Brewmaster’s choice. "Cheers!"

Malts: UK Maris Otter, Superior Pale Ale Malt, Carastan Crystal Malt
Hops: German Magnum, Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe
Colour/Clarity: Amber to Orange, Bright. SRM: 14

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fonefan (51109) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2011

Can 355ml.

Light unclear medium orange color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grapefruit, peachy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, orange, overripped orange, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110129]

anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2012
Can. Pours a pale orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy peach aroma. Fruity malty peachy hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity peachy hoppy bitter finish.

Travlr (26105) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Can at DC local tasting. Medium golden color, small white head that rapidly disappears. Aroma of grass. Taste has moderate bitterness, dry finish. Not very complex or interesting.

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
3rd August 2015
Bottleshare at Leighton’s Stratoflat. Can, thanks to Paul. Lightly hazy gold beer, small off white head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Light malts, touch of sweetness. Hops start with smooth pine followed by light hop skunk and a little citrus. Bitterness blossoms strongly in the finish, getting a metallic tang. Not bad, finish a bit awkward.

Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Can 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Enjoyit. Pours a hazy amber with a creamy off-white head. Citrusy nose. Medium body, sweet fruit and citrusy hops with a massively bitter finish. 290111

Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Can shared in London - thanks to Paul. Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. Nice piney hops in the nose, peach, orange rind. Medium sweet flavor with some perfume, pale bread, crackers, oily pine. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Resinous finish, lightly warming, with more crackery pale malts, pine, orange. Not bad.

fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014
2014-05-31, cask at Alibi Room, Vancouver
dry-hopped with Mosaic, 8-5-9-5-18=45

Hazy amber color with compact head. The aroma of Mosaic is very citrusy here, also a bit pungent; fresh and deep. Smooth mouthfeel, lean malt and toffee flavor, supported by some residual sweetness, explosion of Mosaic, but balanced bitterness; a lot of orange peel character in the end.
Fantastic IPA.

2014-03-16, bottle at the brewpub, 7-4-7-5-13=36
Very piney and relatively fruity, very bitter, but also heavy with the caramel and not as refreshing as it should be.

2013-01-01, draught at Manchester Public Eatery, Vancouver, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Beautiful amber color, hazy. Fresh aroma, fruity, with a hint of strawberries. Very good flavor, mix of malt, caramel and toffee; strong bitterness, with fruity character, a bit peachy. The final has a faint earthy, manure character, but it’s also a bit harsh.
Excellent as usual.

2012-08-08, draught at the brewpub, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Amber color, with creamy head. Nice aroma, some toffee, hops, with a sweaty and lemony touch. Very good toffee flavor, malt, with fresh and dynamic hopping, lots of citrus fruits, some bergamot, piney resins in the end.
Excellent as usual.

2011-03-17, draught at the brewpub, 8-5-8-5-16=42
Beautiful amber color; medium sized creamy head; nice lace. Nice fruity aroma, with oranges, citrus fruits, bergamot, light mango. The body is quite lean, the mouthfeel is dry; there is a fairly good toffee flavor; the hopping is very powerful, aromatic, with a lot of hop oils; some dry resins, little fruitiness, a bit sweaty.
Great with food.

2010-03-13, draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, as Red Racer IPA, 8-4-7-4-15=38
Amber color. The aroma is very nice, hoppy and fruity (mango…). Good caramel flavor, strong bitterness, very resiny, lightly fruity. The final is quite piney (it’s a bit too aggressive, but pleasant overall). Too much dark caramel in the end.

2008-07-21, draught at the brewpub, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Nice copper color. Very nice hop aroma, citrusy. Good body structure, good malt and caramel flavor with an extremely citrusy hopping, grapefruit over all. The strong bitterness lasts long. Outstanding all the other beers here. Excellent try.

Theydon_Bois (20632) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Can split at 44 Bespin Gardens, thanks to Paulo, 03/08/15. Golden orange with a decent off white cap. Nose is juicy hops, orange pith, mandarin, tangerine, pine, grassy vibes. Taste comprises pine needle, grapefruit, juicy hops, lemon rind. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop spattering in the close. Decent IPA.

mcberko (18979) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2012 On tap at the Alibi Room - pours an amber/gold colour. Aroma is extremely hoppy, with prominent floral notes and not much malt backing - the florla nose is unique, unlike any other IPA I’ve had. Flavour is much the same, with huge floral hops lingering. When fresh, and especially on tap, this is one of the best (non-Imperial) IPAs out there and likely the best in BC along with Fat Tug.

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