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RATINGS: 3501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our flagship beer. A session India Pale Ale brewed with Warrior, Amarillo & Mystery Hop X. A powerful East Coast I.P.A. with a lot of citrusy hop character. THE session beer for beer geeks like us!

Tasting Notes: Citrus, cedar, pine & candied-orange flavors, floral.
Food Pairing recommendations: Spicy foods, pesto, grilled salmon, soy-based dishes, pizza.
Glassware recommendation: Pint
Wine comparable: Busty Chardonnay
In case you care... the average 12 oz. serving has 209 calories.

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2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2006
told this is a good IPA. The taste wasnt there for me. tasted mediciney like peptobismol. to much of something

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
snowden719 (130) - Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Clear golden body with a medium to large white head. Nice hoppy aroma, with the hops being very citrus dominated. Flavor is very nice, a bit sweet, but well balanced by a very hoppy aftertaste. Slight hints of almost pine like flavor in the hops to balance with the citrus flavor. Nice warmth to it from the alcohol, an excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2010 Clear golden copper body with a small white head. Strong aroma of hops resin and citrus fruits (mainly apricots). Very pleasant oily body full of hops resin with a juicy bitterness of medium intensity. Caramel/butterscotch flavour but without the sweetness. This IPA is definitely on the oily/resin side of things. Excellent hop-fix for hop-heads like me. One of the very good low abv IPA. 60 minutes IPA? Nah, 5 minutes IPA and 55 minutes empty glass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3038) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2006 A pretty big head that laced well. This one was golden-amber in color and had an aroma that was rather hoppy (go figure, DFH IPA). Flavor was good but not complex: some grapefruit, but mostly floral and very light pine. Malt base underneath was somewhat earthy and slightly nutty. More character than the Shelter, but Id take the 90 over this ANY day, as this one doesnt stand out among the plethora of everyone-and-their-grandomothers IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jacktripper (20) - CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
Very nice lighter-orange coloured IPA. Perhaps one of the better that I have had in the last couple of years, along with the 90 Minute version. The initial taste is bitter, the aftertaste sweet...an intriguing combination.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Beautiful pale clear liquid with a large initial head. Thin head stays on top. Thick lacing down the glass. Huge sweet citric hop nose. Very toasty smell as well. HOPS. Big citrus hops taste. Slight doughy toasted malt taste. Very dry finish with good bitterness. This IPA is worth all of the hype. This might be my favorite to date. Pick this one up if you get the chance.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Salsgebom (20) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Pours light orange with a white head that diminishes to lacing- very similar to the 90 minute. A collage of hop flavor, mostly citrus. Bitter to the pallate with lingering sweetness from flavor hops. Quite unbalanced. More malt to the same hop profile would be much more pleasing. An over-rated IPA in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MonsterMash (58) - North Tonowanda, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Powerful citrusy bitter aroma. Fluffy head, orangy clear. Flavorful hops but Very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gus (29) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Very intense hop aroma, somewhat of a citrusy smell. The appearance is a moderately to medium gold in color. High hop flavor is evident with citrusy overtones. Definate medium/high hop bitterness, but does not linger with aftertaste. Moderate to high carbonation with a medium tan color head that dissapates when drinking. A full bodied tasting beer, one of my favorites, will continue to drink thsi one.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hiphoppy (6) - USA - MAY 29, 2006 does not count
Copper color with a suttle white head. Light aroma. Little grapefruit upfront with a sweeter citrus finish. Very drinkable. Probably one of my favorite IPAs.


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