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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The history of India pale ales date back to the 18th century when British troops occupied India. Beer was made in England and sent to the stationed troops. Pale ales were popular beers at the time and had to endure a six month journey to the distant country. Spoilage was common and one way to prevent the loss of beer was to add more hops to the existing recipe, which are an excellent natural preservative. The addition of more hops made pale ales stronger with a higher alcohol content. Basically, India Pale Ales are stronger over hopped versions of it’s cousin, the Pale Ale. The style has grown very popular in this country over the years and can be found all around. Our IPA is more aggressive than most with a high hop aroma. The taste is a true hop bomb. The IPA appears somewhat cloudy because it is unfiltered, leaving every bit of flavor in the glass.

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3.3
Travlr (25268) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Draft at the source. Hazy golden amber color. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is pineapple, lemon.

3.3
omhper (25256) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy amber, small head. Concentrated grapefruit aroma. Quite dry with above medium body. Intense flavour of sweaty grapefrut. Long resiny bitterness. A solid IPA.

3.8
fiulijn (20806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 2008-09-08, draught at the brewpub, 7-4-7-5-15=38
Hazy amber color. It has a good hop aroma, not too strong, fruity and resiny. Medium body, with a strong toffee flavor and extreme hopping, very resiny, aggressive, a bit fruity too. Very good.

2007-10-02, draught at the brewpub, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Cloudy golden color; creamy head. Hop aroma, very grassy, wet field soil, manure. Good body strength, smooth mouthfeel, strong malt flavor (like a good Pils) overwhelmed by a powerful hopping, with a lot of hop oils and some resins. Extremely long and strong final. A bit strange but very good, midway between an American and English IPA: stronger hopping and body, but not so fruity. Fuggles touch too!

2006-03-26, draught at the brewpub, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Golden color. Fruity hoppy aroma. Good body, malty, sweet, round, and a good amount of aromatic and resiny hops. Good.

3.6
djd07 (15106) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2010
On tap at 4 queens. Pours a clear amber with a small frothy off white head that leaves decent spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is a floral hop wit grapefruit and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a nice hoppy bite in the flavor and nice bitter finish. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well. A very good IPA from Chicago Brewing.

3.7
Ratman197 (14976) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2006
On tap @ Chicago poured a hazy gold with a lasting creamy head. Aromas of tangerine, orange, light pine and carmel. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavors of tangerine, grapefruit rind and light carmel with a dry lingering bitter finish.

3.6
Tmoney99 (14623) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Tap sample. Poured hazy copper color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid smooth weastcoast hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew

3.3
Lubiere (13992) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
A golden amber IPA with a thin creamy white head. In aroma, a nice classy c-hops with citrus pulp, biscuit malt, nice. In mouth, a classic west coast IPA with biscuit malt with good floral C-hops, grapefruit notes, decent. On tap at 4 Queens location, August 8, 2012.

3.2
BeerandBlues2 (13595) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is moderate citrus and fruity hops with light cracker and honey malt. Flavor is moderate citrus and fruity hops and bitterness, light honey and cracker malt with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
jcwattsrugger (12471) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2011 on tap-pours a retaining white head and gold/orange color. Aroma is herbal/pine hops, some medium malt-caramel. Taste is herbal/tannins/pine/some bitter citrus rinds, some medium malt. Dry. 3.2 * on tap @GABF-Aroma is orange/resin. Taste is orange/resin/dank, 2nd light/medium malt. 3.7

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slowrunner77 (12147) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 15, 2017
True hop bomb? Nah. Too malty for that. Old school hop profile with maybe a late fruity hop addition in there. Very standard all around...medium bitterness, somewhat malty, fruit, pine.


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