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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with extra hops and malt in the English tradition, but with West Coast style. This deep golden India Pale Ale is artfully balanced with a fresh, powerful aroma and a luscious finish.

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3.7
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Poured a lightly hazed amber color with a bubbly off-white head. The aroma was malty sweet and fruity with grapefruit hops and caramel notes. the flavor was caramel malt forward and big grapefruit middle to finish. Medium bodied.

3.9
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
A nice true Nor-cal beer. Very hoppy. One of the better IPAs. Has a solid bitter taste that isnt too lingering and overwelming. Worth a try but can be a little over priced.

4.3
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
12 oz. bottle- color of dark amber , with a decent off white head - nose of piney , citrus hopps , resin , tar , coco , and dirty – taste of roasted malts , hopps , resin , vanilla , and pine– body is creamy , and smooth – aftertaste of chewy bitter , grapefruit , malts , and mint

3.6
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Pours a amber color with a white head. Aroma is a very strong fruits and citrus. Flavor is lightly malty with some fruit and a bitter citrus finish. Kind of thin.

4.3
Doctormirk (100) - USA - FEB 25, 2007
Soapy white head over a reddish deep amber body. Hard to detect aromas, hint of earth and on the 5th or so try I think I convince myself there is something citrus there. Tastes of wonderful sweet grapefruit and fresh oranges. Wet citrus and a dry banana peel bitter finish. Mild carbonation. I was starting to veer to the dark side, but this delicious IPA set me straight. Lasting hop flavor and bitterness. Now that the beer has risen in temperature, I can easily detect hops in the aroma profile along with some floral notes.

4
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Thanks to awaisanen for the trade. Pours a lightly hazy golden/orange/amber with a large frothy off white head that left tons of sticky lacing. Aroma of orange, pine and floral balanced nicely by a sweet caramel malt. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, some lemon, toffee, caramel, some bread and yeast. Hop flavor and bitterness balanced nicely by the caramel/toasty/toffee malts. Very well balanced IPA.

4
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Pours a dark amber color with a small light tan head. Nose is somewhat light, but gives hints of both citrus and pine, as well as a slight burnt toffee sweetness. Very nice flavor that once agin balances pine and citrus very nicely. A very hoppy beer with a nice balance. The finish on this beer is outstanding and stays forever.

4.1
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Poured into a Marietta BRewing glass courtesy of coldchill... THe pour yeilds a nice medium/dark amber color that forms into a nice sized off white foam head. The smell is very good, hoppy. THe taste has a very hoppy start and a smooth crisp pine finish. This, i think is my first E IPA and is a very good brew. Easy to drink.

3.6
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2007
Bottled, whilst in San Francisco. A straight IPA. Not sure it’s the gold medal winner it’s claiming to be.

3.5
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2007 Bottle from Marcus. Slightly hazy amber with a medium sized off-white head. The aroma is grapefruit, floral, tea and light bread, quite pleasant. The flavor is dry, bright citrus, caramel/toffee, bread and tea. Medium body, a touch thin with a bitter end.


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