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RATINGS: 2536   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
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep golden color and a medium white head. Citrus, hoppy aroma and a similiar tatste. A good malty balance to this IPA, smoother and sweet than other IPAs.

3.8
Landworld (1) - USA - MAY 6, 2009 does not count
This is a little thin for me. It is worth drinking if you want something to slam. Lacks the big hoppy flavor of a real Northwest IPA.

3.2
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured a light gold with a nice white head that left some lacing. aroma of pine, butter, and pineapple. flavor of pine, grass, and pineapple. light body and high carbonation.

3.8
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Pretty solid IPA. Very floral aroma and taste to it. Crisp and refreshing finish. Bit of a change of pace from the usual IPA. It’s just different. I can’t quite put my finger on it. But it’s in a good way. Worth a try.

3.9
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - MAY 4, 2009
For the hop lover and once again this fairytale from a basic IPA. Nice starting aroma, but not during only during. Botlle

3.8
saxo (18432) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers and malt. Average finísh.

4
Pinball (12155) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2009
cloudy orange, thick meium sized offwhite head. looks real nice. aroma can be detected far away from the glass. strong aroma of sweet pine, sweet grapefruit. quite dry. but also sweet. great simple hoppy aroma. flavor is hoppy, malty sweet, hops are sweet but not fruity, beer is quite dry. malts and hops balance nicely. aftertaste is dry and slightly malty sweet. truly impressive given the alc %. very nice IPA.

3.7
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2009
It pours a remarkably light-color, the straw shade of a cream ale. This is a bit strange, as pale ales tend to have caramel malts to provide a bit of sweetness in order to balance the hops, and caramel malts add those rich reddish browns. It is fairly clear but there is certainly a bit of haze. The off-white head is creamy and strong, but not very voluminous. The nose is strongly of Pacific northwest hops: the floral grapefruit and orange character that defines American pale ales. The flavor is at once creamy and sweet yet robust and bitter. Strong hop bitterness leads the way and doesn’t let up, providing a throughline that the rest of the flavor dances around. The hops aren’t content to be a bit(ter) player, though. Herbal, earthy, almost vegetal flavors intermingle with serious grapefruit, mango, and citric hoppiness. Notes of light malt come through: a clean and malty, almost bready, flavor. This contributes a bit of sweetness that is frustratingly evasive. For a moment it almost seems balanced, then the bitterness rears its beautiful head.

3.5
Skinnyviking (9570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 25, 2009
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Slightly hazy peach coloured body. Pleasant hops dominated aroma with fruity notes in the background. Flavor with a good balance between the malt and the hops. Dry bitter and long lasting. Low carbonation. Alcohol level seems just right.

3.6
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 24, 2009
On tap at 123. A nicely hopped ale. Better than most in the style. I have yet to try a GI i didn’t like


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