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RATINGS: 3482   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DogfishKing (22) - USA - FEB 11, 2005
This is about as good as it gets. I love IPAs and this is Excellent. I like it more and more with every bottle. It actually tasted like I was chewing on a Hop. Thinner than 90min and different but just as good in a different way. On tap at a local bar, I actually like the bottle better. Looses a little bite on tap. You know its good when your buddy tries one for the first time and his face just cringes because of the hoppyness and asks you what the hell you are thinking. Unreal stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2653) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 Hazy amber, moderate head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is PNW with some English hop notes. Typical east coast style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 7, 2005
duvel tulip / it tastes like theres a hop nugget in my glass! liquid hop. good malts tame the bitterness, however, but this is good; sweet malts hug dry hops - slightly doughy, peppery, perfume and citrus... but still, theres gotta be a nugget of hop floating around in here because when i popped the cap i thought i opened up a bag of hops.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Rich color and thick on malts. Great mix of hops to add the required IPA bite to this one. A superb IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Beautiful gold, aroma of flowers, citrus peel and pine, flavor of hops hops hops in a grove of grapefruits (not that they would grow in the same climate). I was queasy that day and this was just the ticket, like eating a hop salad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2005
bottle. golden rather clear small white head diminished quickley. medicinal, juniper, evergreen aroma. un-substantial malt...highly aromatic and bitter biting piney hops. This is not as good as the 90min. a bit thin.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Pours a full amber with thin head. Strong smells of citrusy hops. Flavor is very hoppy, even considering its the least hopped in the DFH IPA line. Strong bite, good citrusy finish. A great beer if only their NC prices hadnt just gone up.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kevin (2193) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 5, 2005
bottle. vpours a dark tan with a fantastic white head. it is a beautiful beer. aroma is roast citrus grapefruit taste is hops and not much else. rubber hop taste dominates this. finish is surprise surprise hoppy. i have a 6 pack of these to drink and i really wish i had bought some kind of mediocre stout to mix with this. christ , maybe ill give em to lumpy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2005
While youd think the 60 minute IPA is for beginners, considering theres a 90 and a 120, youd be WRONG. This is a great little beer. Its no joke, joker.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2394) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2005 Rerate: 3/24/05: I just poured a 60 minute and it produced the largest head I have seen in a domestic beer in a long time. I have upgraded the appearance to a 5. 2/3/05: Citrus aroma with sweet malt and dry hops. Orange body, slightly hazy with slow but steady carbonation. Small, off-white head is mostly diminishing. Nice, uneven lace. Has more of a hop bite than I anticipated for "only 60" IBUs. Peppery, with a faint buttery aspect. Initial mouthfeel is more alcoholic than 6% would warrant. Excellent. I still may prefer the 90 minute, but it doesnt have much on this one. Sometimes less can be more. And that certainly is the case when comparing to the 120 minute. Has session qualities but may be a little peppery to take down more than 4 or 5., This is a beer Id love to have a keg of to pull off of when I pleased. Wonderfully full bodied and complex with cedar notes.


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