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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Originally developed for British sailors stationed in India, IPAs were aggressively hopped to help prevent spoilage on long ocean voyages. Now that spoilage isn’t as big a problem, we’ve eased up on the hoppiness just a hair to let the caramel malts shine through. It’s a big beer with big flavor that really lets you appreciate hops in all their glory.

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2.4
DrNosha (2832) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
12oz Flasche. Heller Bernstein mit luftigem Schaum. Aroma nach Toffee und Kräuter. Geschmack etwas flach. Caramell und Hopfen.

2
Arayaga2 (2224) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Just vile. It tastes like an industrial 12% eurolager without all the alcohol. The astringent gasoline-like hopping and fermentation character would make this a drain pour if I were at my own house. Should be renamed "Wood and Ass". ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.3
Mackeon (163) - - MAY 8, 2015
This is not a good beer. There’s hardly any hop, the smell is wrong, it has no palate and no finish whatsoever. Certainly it has nothing to do with pale ale. Worth the wide berth.

2.7
hotstuff (5278) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Rated on 9-24-2013 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized smooth off-white head with a lengthy retention, gold transparent body, very fizzy, very fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, grassy, citrus, pine hops, earthy, and biscuits. The flavor is lightly bitter, semi-sweet, caramel malt, citrus, pine hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light bodied. A quaffable beer that is not very hoppy, bitter tasting for the style. It does not have a lot of character.

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CStang67 (42) - - FEB 22, 2015
AROMA: Some hops in the nose, but are a bit grassy. Caramel malt is there but not strong. There is really not much of an aroma. APPEARANCE: Copper in color and a bit on the hazy side. Pencil thin head that disappeared quickly. Not the most impressive looking beer. TASTE: The sweet caramel malt is balanced by a fair amount of bitterness. Hop flavor is a bit vegetable like. It’s not terrible but leaves a lot to be desired in an IPA PALATE: Medium to medium-high body cotes the mouth. Carbonation is low leave the beer just a bit short of the crispness I like in my IPA OVERALL: It’s OK, far behind a lot of IPA’s out there.

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78samh (289) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2015
12 oz bottle pours gold with a white head. Taste is grassy hops with a little caramel malts. Chemical like bitterness. Very messy beer! Not good.

1.8
stirburn (1) - - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
Surprising mouth feel and incredible price. An aroma my non - drinking wife even liked.

2.6
Sarlacc83 (2432) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle.A: Burnished gold with a half inch off-white head. N : Biscuit, pine, earth, some melon and light citrus.T: Quite sweet. Sharp bitterness.M: Medium body with a spritzy carbonation and noticeable alcohol. O: Mediocre. Far too sweet.


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