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style
RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our flagship beer. Columbus hops impart flavors of grapefruit and a hint of cedar..

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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
malakeo (2) - Burien, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2005 does not count
Truly an outstanding IPA. I thank the heavens whenever I can find it. Last/originally tasted at Latona Pub.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Growler thanks to Scott (Skaughty). Poured a hazy orange. Aromas of grapefruit, grass, pine, and some diacytel notes. Flavor of light fruit, grassy, hoppy and finsihes bitter. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Sampled from a growler courtesy of skaughty. Pours a slightly hazy copper bronze with a thick white head with nice retention and lace. Aroma is a fresh blend of western hops sprinkled with grainy caramel malt. Starts mildly sweet and exhibits good balance for an IPA before turning to a hoppy bitter finish. An enjoyable and very drinkable brew, but could use a little more complexity or depth of flavor. Id love this for a session beer though. Thanks again Scott!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2004 Growler from the brewpub
Welcome to the pine forest! The aroma goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on....The head is frothy and stays with the aroma. The taste is almost *too* fresh, as the taste and mouthfeel are almost leafy. This is a fairly rare and rough, yet amazing IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2004
on tap at the college inn in seattle. slightly hazy amber. potent fresh aroma with lots of pine and grapefruit and a little butterscotch and even ginger. some biscuit sweetness and big bitter finish, very classy

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7513) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2015 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, grass), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Revisiting this 11 years since my first review and still not a fan. Funny to think this used to be a Top 50 beer on this site. Pretty run of the mill, as it was back then too.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Cloudy and amber-orange. Mild to medium carbonation. Smooth and very drinkable. Fresh dough aromas. Bready and yeasty flavors and esters swirl about. Great balance. Moderate bitterness in the finish. Great aftertaste, with lingering flavors of cookie dough and pine. One tasty IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Just a stunningly good example of an English IPA. Have to admit, I primarily drink the Industrial IPA, but this beer is an absolute top shelf example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 Sampled @ RBSG 2004.
Incredible musty and grainy sour hop aroma... nice, but a little one dimensional aroma. Thinner ody than expected, decent sweet flavor, a little pale, need to have a deeper hop presence, but what is there in a piney and musty wood flavor is nice.

Rating confirmed during visit to brewery in 2009. Numbers remain the same.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Growler @ RBSG 04 Grand Tasting
Orange colors, sticky white head, light lacing. Aroma is fresh with cascade, earthy Columbus, total aroma/dry hopping here. The flavor is balanced, light bitterness & sweet gold. The finish is creamy, toasty. DELICIOUS!


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