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RATINGS: 2530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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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ballz50401 (12) - Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Appearance is a slightly cloudy/hazy golden color. It has a nice frothy head. This IPA has a nice floral hop aroma. This is a very well balanced IPA with just the right amount of maltiness, not too bitter with a nice finish. Has a nice smooth and silky mouthfeel. Not very much carbonation, but not a bad thing with this one. I really like this one. One of my new favorite IPA’s. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-16-2009 23:46:12

4
JanEric (1249) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2010
Dark blonde cloured, pours out with a dense white head, good lacing, lots of carbonation. Strong hoppy aroma, also some fruits and flowerish and herbal. Bitter taste, some carbonation. Fresh, like grapefruit and oranges. Long and bitter finish, also some ginger. NIce one.

3.9
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Cloudy to mostly clear golden, honey color. Thin white head that dissipated rather quickly. Although, it did leave some lacing on the glass as I sipped. Very prominent, fresh, floral, perfumy hops in the nose was the first characteristic. Had a very slight hint of fruit underlying the floral aroma. The taste had a very pronounced bitterness with a sweet flavor. Very punchy with the bitter aftertaste. Really hangs around on the palate. I Like It!!! Had a mostly thin mouthfeel. To me it was light, crisp and smooth. Easily drinkable. Reminds me of the freshness of spring. Love the bitterness of this brew and the smell was possibly the best aspect of the beer. This beer goes well with the warm spring and summer days.

3.2
sunnyridge (222) - USA - MAY 31, 2010
Very smooth and easy to drink. Not a great deal of bitterness, although the beer was refreshing and crisp. Didn’t beat me over the head with hops either. Glad I picked it up, but not something I will keep in my regular rotation.

3.5
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Pours pale yellow orange with small white head. I get no pine notes from this one. It’s all resin and fruit, like peaches and cantaloupe. Maybe I’ve rated too many in a row. But this just doesn’t stand out. I was hoping for more citrus pine nose and a more bitter finish. This is great compared to most supermarket offerings, but it definitely leans toward the more bready malty English style instead of the West coast style that I am in love with. Still, it’s decent.

3.7
dynamiteninja (1930) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle. Spiciness, grapefruit. flowers and peach aroma. Medium white head that lasts. Slightly hazy golden amber colour. Medium to heavy bitterness. Medium bodied, lively carbonation. Long crisp bitter finish.

4.2
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
I think too many people forget that this is an English IPA... The breadier aroma and taste balanced by the less bitter hop varieties that they use creates an amazing beer for the style. Pours a beautiful color, has a big nose for the style, complex with 3 or 4 hops in there, the toasted caramel malts, and a subdued yeast character. May be the best English IPA I have ever had, and its from Chicago!

3.7
phaleslu (10890) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2010
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Pours a cloudy honey gold with a finger-thick eggshell white head with nice retention and some light, sloppy lacing. Aroma of herbal hops, grapefruit citrus, pine, honey, and floral notes. Flavor of mild herbal hops, pine resin, a few different citrus fruits, pale and caramel malts- such a mild bitterness to go along with the sweetness. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation for an IPA and a sweet, fresh, juicy mouthfeel. Nice aftertaste. Easy to drink, great warm weather beer, and easily sessionable.

2.5
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle from Vinens Verden, Odense. Best before at december 2010, but already seemed a bit old to me. Weird and quite unpleasant flavors of jelly candy, black currant, cat pee (!) and caramel. A little sweet and lacks the proper bitterness for an IPA. Should try this one again since this was probably and old or bad bottle.

3.5
mybrainhurts (400) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Fruity, floral nose. Citrusy, hoppy, sweet caramel, bread loaf, and toffee for flavors. Pretty good. Nice, well balanced mouthfeel.


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