RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Originally developed for British sailors stationed in India, IPAs were aggressively hopped to help prevent spoilage on long ocean voyages. Now that spoilage isnt as big a problem, weve eased up on the hoppiness just a hair to let the caramel malts shine through. Its a big beer with big flavor that really lets you appreciate hops in all their glory.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - APR 24, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 Aroma of banana and bread. Tastes like Private reserve, but with more hops. vinegar-citrus bitter, some malts. Highly carbonated, lack-luster palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008
12 oz bottle. Poured golden in color with a touch of amber. Small head quickly diminished to a lingering white band of bubbles around the glass. Aroma of piney, and floral hops. Tastes of mild hop bitterness, an underlying mild caramel sweetness. Easy drinker, but for me it could have a bit more hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2311) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2008
Bottle. Poured medium honey amber with a thick lasting white head. Rather too foamy as it almost spilled over the top of the glass. Faint floral aroma. Light body, not full like an IPA IMHO should be. Lekker lasting hoppy finish. This beer ended much better than it began. Its a servicable inexpensive IPA and rather better than some of Henrys other offerings.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2008
UPDATED: APR 18, 2008 Bottle... This is one of the better looking beers I have poured from Henrys, a clear honey tone with a thick white head. Aroma isnt much, just kind of malt and crackers. Flavors of biscuits, ginger, malt, and a hoppy finish. Isnt too bad for Henry Weinhards, if this was an east coast IPA, Id be pretty impressed, but doesnt compare to Northwest IPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (7354) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2008
12oz Bottle Pours out a goldish orange. Topped with an off white cream head. A light soap hop aroma. Tast of pretty good hops. Not much bitterness on this one. A little of the cardboard tast at the end. I think this is the best Henry brew I have had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2008
12oz. bottle. Crystal clear gold pour. Tremendous head drops into an even white cap and leaves lots of lace. Really a beautiful looking beer. Aroma is strong on grass notes, backed up with sprucy pine and some honey sweetness. Tangy sweetness on the front of the tongue, but a little light on hop bite, which I was admittedly expecting. Still, its quite a pleasant beer, and Im glad to see this label branch out and shake things up a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2008
nice bold hop aroma with some concentrated oil aroma as well. clear honey color, uneven white head. tropical passion fruit base bordering on artificial, solid clean hop flavor that finishes clean and true. perfectly respectable on a budget.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Stubby screwtop bottle. How many other IPAs can you say that about? I saw this badboy in the half-rack last week, but given my prior experiences I wasnt going to invest in twelve beers from Henry. Thankfully, the local grocery store came thru with singles today. Pours clear light copper with a fading off-white head that translates into sheets of lace as the glass empties. Citrus, pine and just a touch of grass in nose. Body tends to light, carbonation tends to medium. A little bit of toffee in the taste, as well as some fruit, but with the light body its not long before were off to the finish. Lingering pine and grapefruit pith finish. Not a bad beer, and priced right.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2008 A new beer from Henry Weinhard. Ive not been a fan of their other brews but this is a good one. Somewhere between an APA and an IPA this is a good session IPA. Pours goden-copper from the bottle with a decent head. Pentiful lacings. Good piney hop aroma. Nice palate, finishes bitter and dry. Not for big-hop IPA lovers but a good value brew. Well balanced for the type with the piney-citrus hops winning in this instance. I paid $5.49 US for the sixer and the short case was on sale for $9.99 US. IBU is 45.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2008
12 oz bottle. Darker golden, orange. White head that leaves a thick lace on the glass. Slightly hoppy aroma, less of a scent than I expected. Somewhat grassy nose. Flavor starts of with a nice balance that is brought around to the hops pretty quickly. Long lingering bitter hop flavor. There is some harsher bitterness that I dont like. Im not sure what hop left that, but its there. I was curious what the hops were...lo-and behold the henrys site lists: US Challenger, Cascade, Simcoe, and Summit Hops.

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