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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This formidable India Pale Ale has a hop aroma that demands attention. The bold, citrus hop flavor is balanced by a dry malt character making this refreshing ale a true classic.

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3.7
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Big citrus hop aroma with a touch of floral and fuit notes as well. Extremely aromatic beer. Cloudy tea color with a firm thumb thick head. Odd, the flavor in now way matches the intensity of the aroma. Malty and almost spicy but zilch hop bitterness. Almost has a Barley Wine/IPA cross feel to it. Very different take on an IPA. Thanks Slob for this one.

3.9
cazort (564) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Extraordinarily unusual aroma. Very fruity hops. On tap, was still a bit skunky (why?). Extremely hoppy, but not very bitter. Malt flavour present, but overpowered by hops. I would not call this an IPA because it is too fruity, not dry enough, and not bitter enough. This beer stands out in a category of its own--it doesn’t taste at all like anything else I’ve had, and it’s original enough to define its own style. However, it is not exactly a balanced brew, and its flavour is a bit coarse and leaves something to be desired. This is a curious brew which I would recommend everyone to try.

3.9
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2011 This is an ok brewer whose products I have had a number of times, but this was the first time I have tried this one. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy medium brown color with a large tan head. The aroma was strong fruity hops. The flavor is also strong fruity hops with a moderately thick malty undertone and some light caramel notes. The finish is dry and hoppy. Not a bad offering.

3.9
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Poured a hazy copper color with a small cream colored head. Aroma of caramel, sweet fruity malt, hops, and a touch of alcohol. A nice and pretty balanced mixture of caramel, piney hops, and alcohol. Nice bitterness on a sweet finish.

4.2
adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Pours a bronze copperish color with a beige creamy head. Smells of pine needles and hops. At first sip, I thought this was a Victory Hop Devil, as the two beers are very similar in color and taste. Tastes citrusy, with an abundance of hops and pines in the flavor. Overall, an excellent IPA.

3.5
Holdwine (1228) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2005
A nice malty IPA. That’s right, with alll the great Cascades in here, it was the roasted malt that made this a great beer. Darker than a normal IPA, and probably not 100% true to the style, but I loved this ale.

3.7
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Pours amber with a thin head that stays. Aroma is citrus hops and a moderate deep caramel maltiness. Flavor is piney, citrusy hops and a caramel malt. I don’t know if its a bad bottle or a common characteristic but I am tasting a cardboard.

3.9
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Medium amber, nice head. Big citric grapefruit and pine nose, pleasant. Flavor matched, pine resin and grapefruit, with a balancing toasty, at times roasty malt. Good stuff.

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Sirjohn03 (39) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2005
bottle: amber color, white head that diminishes quickly. A very hoppy aroma. This is a very nice IPA with a strong hop taste from start to finish. The initial taste of the hops is strong and finishes slightly sweet, but dominated by the hops. Never could tell it was 7.8% ABV

3.7
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Pours dark amber/red with a two-finger head that doesn’t stick around. A bit of lacing. Excellent hop aroma, more floral than citrus and pine, which is odd for an American IPA. The pine and citrus is still there, though. The hops dominate the flavor from start to finish but are backed by a nice malt profile. The flavor has some of the floral qualities of the aroma, making it a bit different from a lot of other IPAs. Good stuff.


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