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RATINGS: 2476   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 lovers 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 youll remember.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 Bottle. Tested on Best before-date. A golden/copper beer with a nice white head. Gorgeous grapefruity aroma with hints of pine resin. The taste is balanced, but a little thin to my preference, with a long light bitter aftertaste. Nice mouthfeel. Rating: 8-4-7-3-15-3.7(050913)

Bottle. Since my first sample of this beer, September 2005, Ive had it on several occasions, but as it seems it will disappear from the Norwegian market, I had to give it one more try. Its a refreshing and fruity beer with a nice hop profile, and its far from extreme, making it rather drinkable. It pours a nice, orange-golden body with a rather small off-white head leaving some fine curtains of foam on the glass. Its aroma is dominated by citrusy hops, with pine and resin as well. The maltyness is quite subdued, but sweetness and a bready note is detectable in the background. Flavorwise its much the same, the fruity hops with its pine and resin do most of the job, but the bready, sweet maltyness is doing its part as well. Quite full-bodied it is, and a bit sticky on the palate. In the finish, the malty flavors is even more subdued, leaving more room for bitterness, and of course theres a lot of fruits, pine and resin too. Its still a yummy beer, I sure hope it dont disappear from the already starved Norwegian market. (080214)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16533) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2006
Bottled (BB 07/2006). Golden color, small white head. Bready malty, hoppy nose. Fruity sweetish mildly hoppy - good balance with malts and hops. Good APA, not much IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (16466) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2000
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 Bottle rating (April 2005): Golden colour. Arom is deep hops. Cleansing bitterness, woody, slightly oxidized. Flavours are rather blunt - needs a punch of pale malt or a slap of citrus to come alive.

Tap rating (from March 2000):
Fantastic aroma with big American hops. But they serve this on nitrogen and that just makes the flavours collapse into a jumbled mess. Probably much better on bottle/cask/CO2. Ar 8; Ap 2; F 3; P 2; O 6

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 8, 2011
A: The beer pours a surprisingly hazy orange color with a finger of white head that has pretty poor retention. S: Smells fairly sweet, but mostly of sweet citrus fruit such as orange and perhaps kumquat. Toasted grain and malt with a bit of bread and toffee to go along with it. Some mild grassy and floral hop notes, too. T: Sweet just like the nose. Bread and caramel with some sweet orange and orange peel. Slightly bitter with maybe just a hint of pine. Some more of those floral and slightly earthy hop notes to it. M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation. D: Not what Im really accustomed to with the American IPA being my weapon of choice for the broader style. Not awful, though.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16147) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2009
355ml bottle. Slightly hazy golden yellow body with small white head. Flavour is hops with notes of citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (16005) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pours hazy golden with a small white head. Great aroma of grapefruit, citrus and piney hops, and caramel malt. The flavour reveals an intense fruitiness, of mango, peach, grapefruit and orange, with pungent citrusy hops and just enough malt backing. Very well made.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15770) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a white creamy head. Fruity hoppy aroma - mango, orange & peach - nice & inviting. Very dry & bitter taste with some caramel. Crisp & nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15394) - Snderborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle, 5.9%. Good caramelly and grassy aroma. Clear dark golden colour. Good stable white head. The flavour is a lot like the aroma, with a caramelly sweetness and a good grassy hop flavour. Mild bitterness, not so strong, but clean. Well-balanced. Good mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2009
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear amber/golden - nice white head. Nice hoppy aroma - american IPA. Toasted, knkbrd (swedish flatbread), citrus, peachy, abricot, grape, earthy, grassy, nice balanced malty sweetness. Medium bitterness. Bitter/sweet finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14782) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle @ The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Slightly hazy light orange color, small creamy white to off-white head. Smell lightly fruity, lightly hoppy and bitter. Taste malts, moderately fruity, moderately hoppy and a lot ot bitterness. Medium carbo, medium body.


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