overall
97
98
style
RATINGS: 3512   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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ugly (3) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2006 does not count
The scent is akin to what I imagine a douche commercial would smell like, and I mean that in the best way possible. Pours sunset orange with a quickly dissipating head the colour your landlord paints the new apartment when he feels white is too austere. So smooth the bottom of the glass is reached much too quickly. The entire shipment of this beer to Toronto sold out in 3 days. Makes you wonder if the grassmunchers over at the LCBO will ever understand the first lecture given to business majors in economy 101.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcpuddle (2) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2006 does not count
Bottled - Pours a nice copper / light amber with a nice frothy off-white head. Strong Hop nose, just what I was expecting from an American IPA. Bitter citrus / grapefruit hop flavors hit you instantly but are balanced by a mild coffee malt finish. A nice no surprises IPA. I would definitely drink it again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24647) - Tyres, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2006
Bottled. Amber colour, average head. Strikingly hoppy nose with pear and lychee. Initilally its dry with rounded mouthfeel. Its dominated by sweaty hops, but there is enough malt not to make it too lopsided. Some malt sweetnes comes through before a finish which is very bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2006
Pours a orange tingued yellow with a minor head. Disappointing, but not dumbfounding. The nose changes matters altogether. Immediately hit by hops. Fruity somewhat juicy hops. Im picking up fruity pineapple, tuttifruiti, and a hint of pine. Sweet, but only a bit malty. In the mouth this is really a dream, creamy, smooth, thick and frothy. Theres even a slight alcohol warming. Theres very little more I could ask of a session beer, though perhaps this could be a bit more thirst quenching. (Yes, Im saying this maybe should be waterier!) The flavors are hopped up, and slightly less balanced than I would like. Immediately bitter and pungent hops with more pine than fruit and a considerable bit more malt than in the nose, but the lingering bitterness is a touch overkill. Not one dimensional enough for me to say this isnt still a fabulous beer. A bit more pungent and juicy on the hops and I would be pleased with the imbalance!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2006
A good beer that doesnt look special! Its bubbly (but doesnt taste overly carbonated), clear, yellowish with a thin white head. The smell is much less malty and more fruity than the 90 minute IPA- its a hoppy orange smell, a bit floral. The flavour is also fruity, hoppy, creamy- some poppy seed and nuttyness as well. Finish is a bit bitter , overall fresh- id say the floral scents/flavours linger most of all. Its less hoppy than the 90 minute, but it lacks the extra maltyness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2006
Pours darker amber with almost no white head. Smells of pine and flowery hops but not as intensly hoppy as 90 minutes. Smoother more malty flavor that coats the mouth just like the 90 minute. Quite nice but not as good as 90.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2006
Pours clear copper/amber with a thin oliy white head. Aroma is very interesting...fruity hoppy goodness mingled with nutty sweetness and something that smells like wet cardboard (but in an appetizing way, oddly enough). Flavor is top notch American IPA...citrusy hop kick not quite balanced by a toasted malt base. Fantastic. Cant wait to try the 90 and 120!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear sparkling orange-gold with an average size semi-lasting off-white head. Very nice hoppy aroma with some malt sweetness -- simple but pleasant. Flavours also hoppy and balanced by sweet malt and has a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very easy to drink, quite flavourful and simply enjoyable, this is a world-class session IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (8360) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2006
(Bottled, Oliver Twist, Stockholm 29 Apr) Colour is amber with little head. Nose is nutty and hoppy, somewhat sweet, with hints of grapefruit and chocolate fudge. Taste is fruity and bitter with lots of hops and hints of grapefruit, pine needles and resin. A lovely and very well balanced IPA, very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2006
Light amber color. Small head. Very pepper feel on the tongue with lively carbonation. Nice hops flavor without the bitter aftertaste of some ales. Doesnt quite meet the flavorfulness of Two-Hearted from Bells. But this is a very good brew!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 270 271 272  273  274 275 276 » 352
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5