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RATINGS: 2495   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
mcberko (18583) - 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
Oakes (18557) - 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

3.7
chrisv10 (18234) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2009
355ml bottle. Slightly hazy golden yellow body with small white head. Flavour is hops with notes of citrus.

3.3
TBone (18106) - 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.

3.7
yngwie (17186) - 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, I’ve had it on several occasions, but as it seems it will disappear from the Norwegian market, I had to give it one more try. It’s a refreshing and fruity beer with a nice hop profile, and it’s 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. It’s 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 it’s much the same, the fruity hops with it’s 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 there’s a lot of fruits, pine and resin too. It’s still a yummy beer, I sure hope it don’t disappear from the already starved Norwegian market. (080214)

2.6
FatPhil (16953) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2017
Keg (Trinity College Beer Cellar, Oxford)
Pale, keggy pour. Simple fruity hoppy aroma, very generic. Fizzy palate, erk. Taste is generic watery hop juice. Drinkable at a push, but not very tasty.

3.3
brokensail (16633) - 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 I’m really accustomed to with the American IPA being my weapon of choice for the broader style. Not awful, though.

3.5
Benzai (16569) - 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.

3.6
Dedollewaitor (16359) - 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
Ferris (16301) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
Draft - Nice grapefruit notes and light caramel. Clearish gold with a white head. Nice grapefruit and bitter peel, nice.


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