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RATINGS: 2535   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our IPA recalls a time when ales shipped from England to India were highly hopped to preserve their distinct taste during the long journey. The result, quite simply a hop lover’s dream. And this classic ale adds a fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle, to ensure that the long hop finish is one you’ll remember.

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3.7
dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle pours orange-amber with white head. Aroma shows notes of peach, grapefruit, and pine. Flavor shows the same with additional caramel/biscuit malt backbone. Overall body is moderate, sticky and dry with a moderately bitter finish.

3.1
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2010
12oz twist-off bottle. Bottled on 05/26/09. golden amber color, thin white head. Aroma of honey and citrus hops. Flavor has a touch of honey, caramel malt, pale malt, and heavy bitter hops. Finishes with an Alpha bite and some wood. Not a bad American IPA, I really enjoyed this.

3.4
Camons (12450) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle @ Home. Pours light golden with nice white head. Aroma of sweet malts, light caremel, grassy and citrusslike hops. Taste is balanced malty, caremel, fruity bitternes, citruss, light grapefruit. Medium body, easy drinking.

4.2
DuffMan (10434) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in Chicago. Clear brassy gold. Intense, huge aroma of blood oranges, mango, light pine. Equally intense bitter citrus fruit hoppiness, tropical fruits, sweet caramel malts. In an evening filled with great brews, this was a standout. So delicious!

3.9
BeerSkull (1373) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2010
Floral and sweet malt aroma with a slightly tart citrus scent and a slight tinge of alcohol. Great taste of floral Cascade hops and sweet malt flavor with hints of citrus and alcohol. Very good!

3.6
hawthorne00 (3951) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy amber with an off-white head. Nose has grapefruit, caramel, pine, passionfruit. Taste is sweet then bitter, with light caramel and some tropical fruits followed by citrus and pine bitterness. The sweetness is moderate and not cloying but rather insubstantial; the hop flavours good if straightforward. Nice creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
robgibbens (432) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2010
aroma: sharp grapefruit aroma appearance: golden amber with a nice head with some decent lacing taste: crisp bitterness palate: somewhat creamy mouthfeel but has a nice bitter aftertaste overall: decent IPA. I was happy to see it out East after enjoying it in Wrigleyville a few years ago.

3.5
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2010
My tasting bottle was old - over a year old. Not good for an IPA’s bitterness. Pours a nice orange haze. Aroma is somewhat sweet. Taste is still somewhat hoppy, with light dry malt. Medium thickness. I should try it fresh - or should have gotten it while at the Goose Island Pub in Clybourne last week - whoops.

3.8
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2010
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a pale orange color with a thite foam head. Has an aroma of citrus and heavy pine. Has a creamy bitter taste. Grapefruit notes on the finish. Some caramel throughout. Nice dry clean finish. Good hop hit.

3.5
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Notes from Friday, June 25, 2010 12 oz. bottle from Hyvee Marion Ar: Nice grapefruit nose with a good deal of piney hop. Ap: Pours a pale copper/light amber with a pillowy 1" head of tightly knit white bubbles. The head leaves a good deal of lace as it dissipates. T: Classic citrus/light piny hops on the nose. Good piney hop bitterness on the finish. P: Medium body with a nice creaminess from the head. O: Great sessionable IPA.


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