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RATINGS: 879   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Elegantly traditional and rich in its’ hop character, this India Pale Ale is thirst-quenching and soul-satisfying. Each sip delivers a bounty of herbal and floral hop character, balanced by the fruity signature of our house yeast.

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4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
nj_BierMaven (124) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2013
On tap at Jake’s in Flemington. Pours clear golden with a hint of orange, not much carbonation. Aroma of citrus and, yes, flowery. Not piney but yet resinous on the palate. Reminiscent of SixPoint Resin, perhaps not as harsh on the bitterness. Quite crisp on the finish. Love this beer!


3.4
tfontana (968) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Bottle pour into shaker pint glass from Fresh Market, Bedford. Appearance is hazy yellow-orange with fine, dark particulates, thin white creamy head with poor retention and trace lacing. Aroma is citrus, fruit, resin. Taste is as aroma over malt bill. Palate is medium bodied with thick, creamy texture, soft carbonation and citrusy sweet over bitter finish. Overall, not as flavorful or aromatic as I would have expected--perhaps a tad old?

3.2
fooj (42) - Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2017
I hate that I can't rate a beer for my own reference without writing a f'king comment. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
stevoj (5036) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Bottle from Tops. Hazy dark golden with nice creamy head. Citrusy, dank aroma. This one’s off to a lovely start. Taste Is juicy, mild hops bitterness, floral. Rich and full. Everything works together beautifully. Really nice.

3.2
andrewje41 (3879) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2017
12 oz bottle poured. Golden hazy pour with a rocky foam head. Herbal heavy aroma with some grassy hops. Flavor is unique. Fruity hops, a bit tropical, but has a banana like quality to it. Sweet malt underneath a grassy hop late. Banana reminder in the late palate. A bit of a weird IPA for me, but not bad overall.

3.9
OnTheTrail (506) - Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2017
Pours clear gold, white head. Aroma of gently flowery hops. Lightly bitter, spicy, herbal tastes, hint of yeast. Light mouthfeel, some malt on the mostly bitter finish.

2.3
Arcanor (421) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2017
355ml bottle, date is fade out and unreadable. Pour orange with copper reflexion, no foam. Aroma is oxidized hops. That bottle is probably out of date !!! Taste is malty with faded hops. Bitter and low coronation, medium body. Lots of residual in the bottom. It was a gift. Bad gift...

3.5
axl (868) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2017
355ml bottle. Clear golden brown with one finger white head. Aroma is flowery hops, dried fruits, apricot, light citrus and crisp, dry malts. Taste is pungent, flowery hops, apricot, dried fruits, citrus peel and dry malts. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation and floral, light bitter, aftertaste.

3.8
Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 29, 2017
Bue en bouteille. Très belle IPA aux arômes de fruits exotiques. Equilibre bien réussi, houblon, fruitée, bel equilibre. Finale amère avec pointe de levure. Great !

4.1
ordybill (1758) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy yellow color with tons of sediment and a large white head. The aroma is floral hops and some fruit. The taste is citrus and hops.

3
ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Undated bottle from Box O Hops 12 pack, drunk 11/18/16.
Mostly clear, copper-amber colored body with lighter gold tints and a medium-sized white head showing moderate to low retention.
Orange, spice, caramel, apple and other very straightforward C hop IPA with East Coast specialty malt and estery yeast notes.
Like a slightly improved East Coast IPA from 2008, it at least has a bit more maltiness and a softer texture. The beer is cleaner than the other 3 in the mixed pack and obviously filtered. Seems Ithaca needs a lot of work on unfiltered IPAs. Anyways, this is fruity, simple, clean and with low to moderate sweetness and a light to medium body. Doesn’t need all of this alcohol. I guess this beer was considered good when it first came out?? I remember having it back then and not understanding what the fuss was about. It certainly is nothing to write home about now.


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