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98
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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2005
Sampled at le Mondial de la bire 2005. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma of floral, citrusy and piney hops. Strong flavor of citrusy and piney hops with a decent malt base. Light to medium body, the mouthfeel is very dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murawski (160) - USA - JUN 6, 2005
Golden-amber color, medium-bodied beer with a sweety hoppy aroma. I had it bottled this time, and I felt that it was a bit more carbonated than from the tap at the brewery in Delaware (where I try to make a pilgrimage twice a year). Still, a very fine beer from an excellent brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6179) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Sample at the Mondiale 2005: Poured a clear amber color ale with a medium head with limited retention. Aroma of sweet and floral hops is quite enjoyable. Taste is sweeter then expected at first with the expected bitterness hitting more towards the end. Well balance IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2005
Amber colour, thin white sparkling head. Extreme hoppy aroma. Flavour from exotic fruits, hops and citrus. Slight alcoholic. Excellent bitterness. Hints of yeast. Thick mouthfeeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7411) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
Verre de dgustation (provenant dune bouteille de 12 oz) au Mondial de la Bire 2005 (Montral, QC). Arme: Odeur de houblons, de fleurs, de fines herbes (?) et de citron. Apparence: Couleur blonde dore. Moyen col mousseux. Aucune bulle. Large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de citron, de crale et de pin. Court arrire got. Palette: Corps moyen avec une texture crmeuse. Arrire got lgment mtallique. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #165)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (4232) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Pour is a cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is citrus hops. Flavor is hops and nothing really else. I love hops but no malts really show up. Still a very hoppy and tasty brew worth looking for. Its no 90 minute but it is a deffinate must have for hop heads.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Bottle, looks to have been packaged in 12/04. Clear amber body with a big fluffy white head, nice lacing. Big pine/sap hop aroma with mild orange flesh. More piney hops in the flavor, has a strong floral sweetness which is quite nice. Caramel malt in the backbone w/ some dandelion bitterness in the finish. A well-balanced and tasty IPA. Its floral element separates it from the majority of other American IPAs even though this stuff seems commonplace.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stew41 (1966) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 30, 2005
Light brown, dead ringer for a larger. Slightly sweet nose with subtle aromatic hops. More obvious hop action in the mouth, much sharper than the bouquet suggests. Good crips style that shows excellent balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Thanks Chuck! The aroma is pine or spruce (resin) with a lemon. Theres also a light caramel malt (perhaps mystery hop x masquerading as this). I do detect the Amarillo hops. The aroma kinda died down on me, however. The appearance is a 22k gold body with a thin oily looking white head with excellent lacing. The flavor is pine and oranges but isnt as nearly as good as Bells Two Hearted. The palate is lightly bitter and dry. There is a decent carbonation, but I wish it had more. A pretty decent IPA if nothing else is available, but theres so many better IPAs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2005
a nice big floral citrus hop scent opens the aroma a little bit of carmel malt. Pours a nice light copper color w/ a thin white head and some nice carbonation and good lacing. head dissapates too quickly though. Palate is very carbonated coats well and is fairly creamy. Flavor is a little one demensional w/ a citrus hop dominating and a tiny light malt in the finish. Overall a decent IPA but id rather have a 90 or 120.


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