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RATINGS: 944   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Medium bodied and well hopped with dry, fruity aftertaste, this monumental India Pale Ale honors the hero from The War of 1812 who battled the enemy on Lake Erie.

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3.5
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Orange body, off-white head, sweet malty nose with some PNW hops and a hint of diacetyl. Lush mouthfeel, very sweet body, medium finishing bitterness. I will rarely say this about an American IPA: this one needs more hops to balance out the malt.

3.7
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Poured a clear orange-amber color with a small off white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine with some notes of oranges. Malty start to the flavor with citrus hops that quickly take over. Pines then finishes it off. Long semi-dry bitter finish. Medium bodied.

3.4
Sammy (12105) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
donít know why they keep honouring people in a war they lost, but this is a winning IPA. Very good aroma, with C-hop, and smooth although not fully bodied. Very nice orangey appearance. A touch of fruit. A good food accompaniment, and necessity due to the mouth-puckering bitterness.

3.7
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Bottle. Pours sparkling golden with a fizzy white head. Grapefruity aroma. Nice medium light mouthfeel. Hops take center stage in the flavor, which are piney and slightly citric. Bitter finish is semi dry, grassy, with some notes of hay. Pretty solid.

3.4
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Almost passed this by in the cooler. Glad I didnít. The rich golden body and moderate frothy white head gave off a nice, citrus hop aroma with the faintest note of pine and just enough caramel sweetness to make it interesting. Medium body, smooth feel. The flavor was crisp and clean and refreshing. Nice IPA bitterness. Well-balanced. Quite good.

3.3
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Had this on draft at the Winkiní Lizard. My ears still hurt. Aroma was light on the hops. No head or lacing. Dark yellow color. Hoppier flavor than what the aroma indicated. Nice long finish. Mouthfeel was kind of flat. Not bad, but nothing I would want to take back to Atlanta on the plane.

3.8
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Bottle: Big piney aroma with some hints of fruit. Pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head with fair retention. Very nice lacing. Sweet apricot and a touch of honey up front mixes with a huge piney finish with a hint of citrus hops. Long bitter piney aftertaste. I prefer the citrus hoppy IPAís and Iím not usually a big fan of the real piney versions, but this is solid.

3.4
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Pours a clear gold with a medium amount of quickly dissapating white head. Aroma is light slightly sweet piney and grassy. Flavor is sweet and not as hoppy as i would have expected. deinite grass flavor. Somewhat soapy finish. Overall, decent.

3.6
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Bottle from Matt (DrBayern) Thanks! Orange colored in the glass, not much of a head. Pretty clear. Smell is grass, pine, hops, and fruity. Taste - similar, nice drying hop effect to it. A pretty drinkable IPA to be as well hopped as it is. Goes pretty well with spicy foods. Very nice.

3
MrBunn (2812) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Golden amber pour, very translucent, lots of bubbles and one finger of bubbly head that dies down quickly. Aromas are of fruit, hops and soap. Flavor is a little unbalanced up front where things start off really grainy and head into unchartered (and somewhat unexpected) territories of bitter hops. There is a slight chemical/phenol bite at the end that pulls it even further off course as it highlights the alcoholic content. Body is very thin feeling.


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