RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
A brilliant, dry pale ale with an aggressive hop character balanced with a smooth finish. A bold beer best consumed with a stiff upper lip.

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jcwattsrugger (12507) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2006
12oz bottle-pours a white head with hazy yellow color. Aroma is a strong, different for me, hops. Taste follows. Good carbonation.

Sammy (12491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2008
The aroma is not hoppy, its more on the spicey characteristic. The appearance is cloudy yellow, with dot bubbles. The taste is well balanced and rather chai, saison-like. Its bitter and more offset by spicey-yeastness than by the normal sweetness. Nicely done change of pace.

Pinball (12187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
cloudy yellow, small thick white head. hoppy citrussy aroma with a strange sourish tinge to it. flavor is bitterhoppy, flowery hoppy, alc, bitterness present. ends bitter.

madsberg (11774) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
bottled. golden coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Sweetness, light herbs and vegetables in the aroma. Flavour is citric, piney, flowery and light fruity. Medium bodied. Dry. Light bitter end.

shrubber85 (11506) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2006
Bottle. Flowery apple/apricot aroma - slightly musty. Medium yellow with small head. Very unique hops flavor - initially just a dry sensation with the bitterness building to a crescendo then very slowly fading away. Slight pine flavor - never seems to get too bitter. Impressive - the hops characteristics of this beer are a work of art - incredibly well-balanced without going over the edge.

hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Bottle... NTB Ernesto Festo ’06... Mostly clear golden ale with a small, frothy, white head. Subtle nose with traces of herbal, spicy hops and gentle malt. Maybe a touch of diacetyl... toffee and butterscotch notes. Moderately sweet, moderately bitter flavors of peach, orange and grapefruit. Medium-bodied and silky with moderate carbonation. Lengthy, mildly bitter, grassy finish.

daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle at Mellow Mushroom. Golden pour, white head. Very resinous and citrusy aroma with a small bit of malt. Flavor is bitter as hell, lots of herbal/resin hops. Light malt bill. Crapload of hops...too much actually. Unbalanced for my tastes.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Date: 01/25/2002
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

Appearance: clear light amber, frothy white head,
Aroma: light hop aroma,
Flavor: sligtly sweet malt flavor, lots of carmel character,good esb style hop flavor with a long lingering bitterness,
-------- /> Date: 09/21/2007
Mode: draft
Words: mellow mushroom NC

Appearance: lots of speckled lace,
Aroma: light crystal malt aroma with a touch of sweetness and floral hops,
Flavor: lots of crystal malt flavor balanced by earthy hops leading to a long bitter finish, a hint of sweetness shows up at the very end

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

DocLock (10836) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2005
Pours hazy canary with medium head. Aroma of hopcit, fruit. Tastes hopcity, with a malty, fruity finish. Smooth on the palate. This is the goldest (non copperest) IPA I’ve ever had.

jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2008
2008-05-08.Hazy orange amber with a small creamy off white head. (3+) Pleasant hoppy aroma, light citrus and mild resin. Similarly pleasant hops in the flavour, muted resin, light citrus hints. (6+) Smooth average palate. (3+) Pretty nice, but strikes me as probably having a little more oomph to the hops when fresher or on tap. Bottle shared by Jon Walker

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