RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
While respectfully following the guidelines of this traditional British ale, we added a truly American twist. Using 100% U.S. grown hops throughout the brew, a complex variety of imported and domestic malts, and a truly unique British yeast, the result is a well balanced India Pale Ale. One that exemplifies the classic style, yet brings with it the flavors and aromas of our American hop innovations without forgetting the barley.

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2.9
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Typical golden orange color with a small white head. Aroma hints at bitter hops but seems a little grainy. The flavor is aspirin bitterness with a touch of pine and a cheap graininess.

3.2
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle courtesy of beerbill. Pours clear gold with a half finger white head. The nose is sweet malt and light tart citrus. The taste is malt, citrus and a touch of pine. Medium bodied. Not that bad. Thanks Bill!

2.7
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2009
In short: An unusual and off-putting IPA with boring malts and weird spicy hops.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed soon after purchase (I think). Tasting session
The look: Cloudy orange-blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: A bland malt profile with boring dry cereals/hay. Some fruity notes with citrus fruits and an unexpected banana presence. Weird hops, burnt/smoked weed, spicy, floral. Hard to describe really. It was not bad but it was “off”. A beer that is sure help maintain South Carolina status as one of USA top 50 beer states.

3.3
TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2009
Bouteille de 12 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Goldorak. Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblons herbacés. Apparence: La couleur est dorée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un énorme col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de résineux. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #2388)

3.1
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This very approachable India Pale Ale quenches with its prominent citrusy hop perfume, subtle honeyed malts and modest earthy bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the hazy blonde.
-Balanced is achieved throughout.
-The mouthfeel is rather lean, and the carbonation quite smooth.
-The aromatic hop character is also herbal and spicy.
-Malts could offer more in terms of flavor.

Bottle.

2.9
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Bottle from thickfreakness. Thanks Charles! Smells old with faded gross malt and hops. Taste is of somewhat sharp herbal and earthy hops. Some tea notes, but not in the sweet, old IPA way that I usually get them in. Thin but crisp and sharp hop flavor. Decent.

3.1
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2009
12 oz bottle. Earthy and resin hop aroma. Clear orange amber with persistent small white head. Carmel with a touch of graininess with resin tea like hop flavor. Medium body and mouth feel. Medium finish with light residual bitterness.

3.6
Oakes (17684) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2009
Golden amber with a soft sparkle and creamy head. Herbal, woody aroma with some toasty notes. Woody, lightly toasty character. Nice balance. Light character but good refreshment.

3.3
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Medium bodied and full flavored, just the right strength for this beer. Nice lightly sweet piney hop flavor with a bitter finish. Some bread and caramel malts in the background. Ultra drinkable, but not at all weak and watery. I am surprised it is rated so low. A little overcarbonated perhaps.

3
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2009
Clear orange-amber with small tan head. Fresh hop aroma is balanced by nice malty breadiness. Some apple skins too. Quaffable mouthfeel is a little prickly. Nice English hop character, I can imagine this shining on cask. Nothing spectacular, just a dry drinkable Brit-style IPA.


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