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RATINGS: 696   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A classic, robust American IPA with a spicy, assertive citrusy American hop character balanced with a full-bodied, rich malt taste.

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3.6
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 21, 2007
(22 oz. bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=3 target=blank>EithCubes, thanks Mike!) Slightly sharp but pretty nice... Pours hazy on-the-dark-side-of-medium amber with a very tall, foamy, lightly amber biege head. Head takes quite a while to settle. Aroma is pine and grapefruit-citrusy, as head recedes there is some sweet soft vanilla. Mouthfeel smoothish, soft, little bit of heft. Lacing is heavy and foamy. Taste is mostly grapefruit and pine overlaying a light caramel/vanilla maltiness. Nice bitter bite in finish. Maybe some slight metallic. Nothing standout but a bit more than decent IPA.

3.2
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Not impressed. In fact, this tasted identical to my very first batch of homebrew. That really says it all, doesn’t it?

3.3
shadey (2171) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2007
22oz bottle. Deep amber pour with some highlights of melon. Head is white swirls of cream. Aroma is spicy hops with some sweet malt. Flavor is still spicy and bitter hops. The body is there, just about perfect, but the aroma and flavor are dominated by these spicy-peppery hops. I’m not diggin it, but I can appreciate the obvious quality.

3.3
Dough77 (822) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Very malty IPA, nothing wrong with it just very malty. Nose was slight hop but abundant malt with a nice citrus side. Goes down smooth and is enjoyable, but for my IPA i’ll go elsewhere.

3.7
jsquire (4665) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Dark amber color out of the bottle with a frothy beige head. Buscuity malt nose with lots of spicey hops. Very malty IPA with lots of french bread, caramel and dark fruitiness. The hops come through with some pink grapefruit rind, resin and a grassy bitterness that lasts long into the finish.

3.5
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Bottle via miketd. Dark amber color. Smell of caramel, hops, citrus, malt, flowers, pine, cotton candy and appricots. Smells better than it tastes. Taste of malt, sugar, lite pine, citrus, caramel and flowers. Water down taste to it.

2.9
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2007
From the bottle, courtesy of Secret Santa, pours a clear scarlet red with a very thick white foamy head. Aroma is a bit grassy, quite citrusy, I’d say grapefruit aroma if I had to be specific. Taste is bready, not as hoppy as I would have expected, really not hoppy at all. Thin in the mouth, a bit watery, some caramel in there. Not a bad beer here, though not as IPA as I’d expect.

3.5
kyzr (1607) - Montana, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Bottle pour thanks to shigadeyo. Almost amber pour with good frothy head. Nice citrus nose with a touch of roast. Flavor is all hops up front. Body is medium with a malty backbone that washes out to a clean finish.

3.9
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Bottle courtesy of crizay. Pours copper/brown with an off white head that is big and lasting. Smells of tea, hints of citrus, and earthy. Tastes of tea, citrus and some caramel. Hints of bitterness on the end. A little on the malty side, but nicely balances with only a hint of resiny pine on the finish.

3.8
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Hell yeah, a well hopped american IPA and a good one at that, only problem with it is the availability only in bombers, oh well.


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