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RATINGS: 514   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2007
Bottled, whilst in San Francisco. A straight IPA. Not sure its the gold medal winner its claiming to be.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Bottle thanks to WeeHeavySD! Pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head on top. Aroma is full of grapefruit, citrus, pine, and sweet malt. Definitely smells like an IPA should. Flavor is grapefruit, pear, and citrus. The flavor is quite balanced especially if compared to the aroma of the beer. There must be tons of malt in here. Toffee, caramel malts are in the flavor. A very balanced, drinkable IPA. I wish it was a little bit more aggressive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2007
I thought the plastic cover on the bottle was kind of cheap looking. Pours a medium brown with a little cloudiness and a small white head. A lot of piney and floral hops coming through in the aroma with maybe a little citrus. Pretty good mouthfeel but i just didnt like the flavor as much as i was hoping. Seemed a little too floral. I liked that it was balanced with a pretty good amount of caramel maltiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2007
12 oz Bottle. Courtesy of stoutlover72. Cloudy amber orange body, with an off white fizzy head. Nose is full of citrus grapefruit, sticky pine. This is almost chew in the mouth, there is a strong hop bitter aspect, and it lingers on and on. Pine and grapefruit, front to back, I like this, not a hop head, but I really enjoyed this, thanks Garret. Pleasure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6158) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Bottle. Courtesy of stoutlover72. Thanks Garrett! Amber pour with a small tanned head. Nose is strong pine with light malt and citrus fruits. Taste echoes the thick piney notes and light caramel. Some sweet maple-like flavors emerge through the citrus oils. Very tasty! Body is oily but chewy with light carbonation notes and a lingering bitterness. Finishes with big pine, citrus fruits, orange peel, caramel and chewy malts. Yummy!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14762) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Clean pine aroma backed by sweet malt. Translucent copper color with a whitish head. Starts with malt, and then the hops really arrive. Medium mouthfeel. The hops persist. Deserving of a gold medal.


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