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98
98
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 557   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An ale fashioned to survive the long voyage from England to India during the British colonization. Hops, hops, and more hops, this ale has an intense aroma and a long lingering finish. Drink as an appetizer on its own, or pair it with any hearty dish. A beer for the connoisseur, this is the Brewmasters choice. "Cheers!"

Malts: UK Maris Otter, Superior Pale Ale Malt, Carastan Crystal Malt
Hops: German Magnum, Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe
Colour/Clarity: Amber to Orange, Bright. SRM: 14

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, - OCT 26, 2011
Just attacks the nose with citrussy and floral hop aromas. Decent compact head on top of a lovely deep amber ale. And man, this tastes great. A perfect balance between bitterness and refreshment, with citrus and bitter dancing off to a wonderful tie. A crisp, clean finish with a lingering bitterness that is not overwhelming... merely enticing you to open another. Awesome.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (1044) - SINGAPORE - JAN 9, 2017
6.5%ABV. IPA. Poured out amber. 12SRM. Nose is grapefruit peel, citrus oil with a slightly spicy tang of cilantro and wild scallion. Overall, the sweet, tangy and spicy give it a character of "cat piss". You should in no way be detered by this description, it is inviting. 8/10. Mouthfeel is soapy. Palate has some nice Graham cracker, pie crusts and bread crusts, watered honey, juicy palate at the end reminiscent of orange juice or ripe tangerines. Hops are spicy with scallion on the front with a bit of broad funkiness, then pine, grass and finally a resinous bitter. Picture it like a cone and you get the idea, the flavor just becomes more focused as you go along. Finish is brief-medium with a nice back of the tongue lasting finish. Goes on Favorites List!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjohnny (556) - - NOV 11, 2016
Super fruity aroma. Papaya, citrus, pear. Smells really good. Pours a hazy orange-yellow with an off white super foamy head that leaves a thick residue on the glass and a foamy layer on top of the beer. Medium bodied. Starts with a soft mouthfeel and finished with a crisp bitter edge. Lots of fruit. Lots of citrus. A hint of pine. A hint of dank. This is a really nice beers.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (5537) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Orange, beige head, fruity aroma, marmalade, orange, sweet flavor, fruits, caramel, marmalade, orange, medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9672) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2016
473 ml can @ Timo A. Canned on 04.05.2016.
Pours clear pale golden color with a small head. Aroma is resinous hoppy, some apricot and orange, pale malts, some peach. Flavor is resinous hops, orange, malt bitterness, subtle grass. Heavy oily mouthfeel. Decent but not refreshing or pleasant.
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiery_1 (491) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
12/25 from Double Blind IPA tasting. Growler, copper in colour. Light nose with tea and herbal aspects. Way too bitter for my liking. Placed 15th

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (5866) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Deep golden color with a tall beige head. Citric and piney hops dominate the aroma, but some lightly toasted malt is found in the background. Pine sweetness in the front. Some orange citrus in the middle. Soft, oily, slightly sticky feel. Good balance throughout. Nicely done. 3/11

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (924) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Huge glossy billowing long lasting thick head on top of a slightly hazy deep golden body. Good slicy piny hop nose. Great firm backbone. Chewy oily spicy hop pineyness on the palate which develops and envelops through to the end and aftertaste. World class.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
googleimage83 (90) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
Apple, pine, caramel in aroma - some tropical fruit sweetness (mango?) in the mix as well. Translucent cidery brown-orange body with pillowy head. Floral bitter character is very strong and kicks in very early, threatening to overpower some of the fruitier traits, but dissipates to a tolerable level midway in. Picking up a caramel apple sweetness to counteract the bitter bomb. A light mineral bitterness lingers in the finish. Nice grainy malt in there as well. Not the easiest drink, but a very nice IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Evolutionary (482) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Can from beer of the month club. Goes under red Betty name. Nose and body are all hops. Pine feel is weird and a bit off. Not a great or good or average ipa. Kinda disappointed.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPoole (384) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
Pours clear dark orange with a frothy white head. Aroma is tropical fruits and orange peel. Very good bitter taste with a fruit background. My first beer from these guys, Im looking forward to trying more.


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