RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Chock full of Columbus hops, Lady Columbia delivers the IPA goods. Celebrate Americas independence with this special lady.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2008 Draft pint at Flossmoor. Guess I liked it even more than these other Flossmoor boosters. Pours cloudy, kind of rusty brown with a 1/2" foamy head. Smells of pine citrus, mostly grapefruit, and spruce resin. Taste brings up Gumballhead levels of alphas for the prickly "catbox" taste; the kind men like. Foam tickles and prickles at my upper lip. Crystal and caramel malt, lots of dry-hopping for a bitter aftertaste that lingers for hours. This is still barely out of the tank. No one else will have as fresh and yummy as we have!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (742) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2012
delayed entry...pours murky copper with thin white head that has some staying power. aroma not very bold, but piney hops are dominating here. flavor is quite good and balanced...some sweet citrus notes but also some wood, pine as well. palate is heavy for a single IPA, and is quite oily. good offering...wish I couldve tried some of the others!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Bomber. Cloudy bright copper almost peachy with a thin lasting white head. Aroma is dank weed with minty spruce tips, pine needle, grass and big juice grapefruit pear and pomello. Flavor is light grassy cracker, light caramel malts, toast, good resinous hop juice, sticky tacky finish with more grapefruit and orange, mint and pine. No garlic noticed which is good for using lots of columbus. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
The pour reveals a cloudy, orangey color with a thin white head. Very appealing aroma of resinous hops and toasted malt. Very good flavor of resinous hops and toasted malt, its also slightly sweet. The body is light to medium with an oily texture and gentle carbonation. This is an excellent, well-balanced IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Pours golden amber, apparently thick with uneventful carbonation under a thick, creamy and holding yellowhite head. Even after aging close to a year, the hop nose is rife with citrus and pine with only some low dishwater notes beneath to detract. Mmmmm... a rather harsh and pungent pine bitterness to the flavor is carried by a weighty body which, when conjoined with its astringent palate, prolongs said bitterness long after the swallow. While I like a good IPA, this is actually a bit over the top for me to drink an entire bomber (almost like a DIPA), but you hop-heads will be head over heels. ~~~~~~~~ Purchased July 2008 at FSRB, consumed June 2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7563) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2009
Bouteille de 22 oz partage lors dune dgustation Ratebeer Montral chez MartinT. Arme: Odeur dorange et de pamplemousse avec une pointe de miel. Apparence: La couleur est orange voile. Prsence dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got pamplemousse avec une pointe de caramel. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre amertume dhoublons en arrire got. (Rating #2420)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
My Bottom Line:
The diligent hoppiness of this masterful India Pale Ale develops citrusy, resinous and piney melodies that lull toasted and honeyed malts into a state of wellbeing rarely seen in my neck of the beer woods.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the misty amber.
-Balance is achieved throughout even though the Columbus
-The mouthfeel is a cushion of which the tongue relaxes instantly.
-These guys really know how to brew flavorful IPAs!


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2009
22oz, blue waxed bottle, acquired in trade with BrianDorry55 (thanks!). Poured a medium and lightly hazy amber/golden color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of earthiness, floral, and citrus. Tastes of the same earthiness, pine, floral, and citrus. Some malitiness in the tastes as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 2, 2009
Thanks to hopdog for sharing. Pours a hazy golden orange with a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma of orange, floral and grapefruit. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, toffee and nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3416) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle, from trade with GeneralGao ,blue wax bottle. Good aroma, bitter sweet. Yeasty, grapefruit, floral notes, little grainy, little date, little harsh. Cloudy brownish orange color, ok head, good lace. Bitter flavor, citrus, grapefruit mainly, Medium body, smooth creamy mouth feel, bitter dry finish. Tasty brew, I liked aroma a little more than flavor, flavor had a little astringent streak about it that was a turn off, but not a major detraction.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Blue wax bottle. Poured orange copper color with with white head. Had a nice aroma of grapefruit, with some malt and floral hops. Taste is similar with a nice lingering bitterness. A very nice IPA.

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