RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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An amber English-style ale that has a nice balance between hops and malt. It's the most popular of our beers and the most versatile in terms of pairing with food or people.

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2.6
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange colour with a small off-white head. Malty yeasty hoppy aroma. Sweet malty thin hoppy flavor. Malty finish with some bitterness.

3.8
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - NOV 13, 2006
12oz bottle. Contract brewed by the Ipswich Brewing Company, for Cisco Brewers. Classic example of English pale ale, with good malt, hop and estery fruit character. Bottle conditioned beer, that pours slightly hazy, with a deep caramel/copper color, with a rocky, off white head that fades, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is very nice, with lots of good biscuity and caramel malt aroma, paired with some light, grassy hop aroma. The palate is firm, with good pale and biscuit malt, paired with a very pleasing, tangy/estery fruit flavor. This beer finishes with more good biscuit malt and estery fruit up front, then ends with some nice grassy/herbal hop bitterenss that hits the back of the tongue, and lingers. Well done English pale ale. A great session beer, and very food friendly as well. Price is inflated at $7 a 4 pack. Worth trying, but with all the equally good and better Engish pale ales on the market for less, not a beer I would buy too often.

3
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Bottle. Hazy amber-orange with a quickly diminishing off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, some cherry and leather/soap yeast. Cereal flavor, with some grassiness and citrus hops on the finish. Medium palate, with a bit of fizz. Overall not bad, but I think I might have overpaid for this one.

2.5
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Spiky alcohol aroma, citrus varnish note. Amber w/ white small head. Flavor is soapy malt w medium piney pitters, quite modest, mostly malt-bread. modest palate, not much hoppy bitter. Fine, but not doing it for me. "blahisgood" likes it.

3.7
thehinge (296) - Nederland, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2006 This has the strongest floral aroma of any IPA I’ve sampled...by far. Really hazy amber pour. The taste has hints of fruit and some hops in the finish. Not bad.

3.3
ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2006
On tap. It’s an orangish amber color with a small white head. It’s semi-sweet with a good balance of light hops and malt. Good session beer, and I find that it’s available at many downtown Boston bars where there is nothing else of any note to drink.

3.4
thecollector (32) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2006
whole foods did me right again with this 750ml. pour was an opaque dark golden-red with creamy, lasting, beige head. smell was of fragrant hops and malt with some notes of fruit trying to break through. taste was of earth (minerally) and fruits. descent pale but lacked the punch i normally go for, however, the medium bodied mouthfeel was nice.

3.4
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
Bottle. Pours a foggy copper body with a large soapy white head. The aroma has soapy, sour, fruity hops, and lots of toasted malt. Solid flavour - sweetish caramel malt with a good deal of astringent fruity hop bitterness. A good enough mixture of flavours make this reasonably interesting and something that could be drunk in quantity.

3.3
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Incredbily inviting appearance - copper colored with a nice frothy off-white head. A little laundry detergent in the nose with some cobwebs and dusty hops. Perfumy hops dominate initially, then are met with some fruitiness and sweet caramel malt. Not too bad.

4.1
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 10, 2006
Had this from a bottle at The Oyster Bar at Grand Central in Manhattan. Nose of spices & perfume, pine & citrus, as the brew warms a note of flowers blooms to round out the aroma. Pours a clear copper. The creamy off-white head is fully lasting with good lace. The flavor has exceptional balance & depth. The finish is subdued and very subtle. The medium body is dry and soft. An excellent accompaniment to my meal.


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