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RATINGS: 2515   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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3.7
jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
Draft. Nice dark copper body with a sweet smelling hoppy head. Flavor had a nice mix of sweet hops and malt.

3.3
ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very lively, fizzy clear orange body topped with a dense, thick, white head. Looks very appetizing. Smell is intense hops with both grassy and fruity notes. Taste is a nice blend of fruity American hops and what feels like more grassy, floral European styles. Well-rounded bitterness all through the drink, with an extra little bite at the end - perhaps a bit too much for my liking. Nice stuff all in all, but somehow still not outstanding.

3.6
MoritzF (10095) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - APR 13, 2010
(bottle, 35.5cl) Hazy, pale golden colour with a blond and firm medium-sized foamy head. Fresh and fruity hoppy aroma, slightly piney and spicy with a mild pale malty blend. Bitter-sweet flavour, quite light bodied according to its abv, moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Soft pale malty base with fruity (citrus, pine apples) and spicy/piney hops, lingering into the light to moderately bitter and fruity finale. Clean and easy-going IPA.12.IV.10

3.4
jredmond (8626) - New York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2015 Draft at Celtic playwright in NYC. Pours amber body with thick off white head and lacing. Strong pine hop aroma with some citrus following through. Decent malt character present as well. Mouthfeel is medium; notes of grapefruit, caramel, bread and citrus hop.

3.6
Quack-Duck (9533) - Down South, GERMANY - APR 9, 2010
bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear deep golden colour, mid-sized white head. Fruity-spicy hoppy nose. Medium- to full-bodied. Intensive malty background with lots of citrusy and resiny hops. Spicy, fruity with lots of citrus character in the middle, the lingering hops in the aftertaste are resiny. Very nice!

3.4
tmoreau (4631) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle at Brixie’s Spring Tasting in Brookfield, IL., with a clear, golden color, modest white foam to the head, and clingy spots and streaks of lacing. The nose was a nice balance of citrus, pine, and malt. The citrus was more as ripe grapefruit in the flavor, along with smooth malt and a moderately strong hop bitterness. A very good style introduction IPA.

3.3
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours a 2", white, foamy head. Lasting and lacy. Clear, golden-orange body. Moderate hop aroma dominated by citrusy American hops. Mainly grapefruit and mandarin orange. Flavor contains white grape, pear and the aforementioned citrus. Biscuit and bready malt underneath as well as some cereal. Hops have an almost vegetal quality, but avoid being offensive. Medium body is somewhat sticky and resinous...distracting. Moderate carbonation. Overall a pretty solid beer.

2.7
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
On tap at Sweeney’s in Satin Paul, MN. Pours a clear orange with lots of pale yellow/gold swirling around, too; not much head and little lacing. It seemed too transparent, which, to me, is harbinger for a lack of robust flavor. Aroma is pretty faint -- just some vegetal hops. Carbonation is fine, but this beer is generally boring on the palate. Dominated by grassy, vegetal hops that lack any distinct characteristics. The malt was pretty absent, too, and the balance between bitterness, hoppiness, and sweetness was off. Mediocre, in my opinion.

3.4
JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2010
On tap at the Winking Lizard Crosswoods location. Clear orange pour with a medium off-white head. Nice citrusy and piney hop nose with some sweet malt, but the nose is a bit more faint than I’d like. Grassy hop flavor up front mixed in with some pine and sweet malt before a citrusy hop finish. Great character in the nose and flavor, but could use a bit more of each.

4
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a light pale golden with a creamy frothy white head. Aroma is a beautiful bouquet of spicy, piney and citric hops, all melded together perfectly over a sweet toasty caramel malt backbone. Flavor starts sweet and creamy with a nice fresh citric fruit character, the hop resins kick in and add a layer of more earthy and piney hops before a soft bitter finish. Medium creamy body and a soft carbonation. A great hybrid of american and english ipa’s that is very drinkable and refreshing.


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