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RATINGS: 467   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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2.8
jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Keg @ Sedona. The pour’s deep gold with a small head. The nose is pretty neutral, a bit old maybe. Some caramel, bread, summer fruits. The taste is of white pear, apple, mild citrus candy. Bready body. Soft carbonation. Middle of the road.

2.9
trapped (3384) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 26, 2014
Drought at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Light amber color with off-white foamy head, hops aroma, high carbonation, hoppy taste with longish finish. It felkt a bit thin bodied and weak.

3.6
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
pours amber with a silky off white head, light visible carbonation, nice lacing coat. nose is full of grains and pine. taste is same with ample bitterness, slight menthol mintyness. solid body.

3.2
Westchesterco (2078) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Poured from s bottle it is aclear golden Ipa with a slight head. The aroma is of citrus. The taste is of sour pickles and the bitterness lingers on the palate

3.3
Iphonephan (7074) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Grassy nose. Vinous flavors with a hint of tropical fruit. Medium bodied, smooth light finish.

3.5
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Hazy bronze appearance with an average size beige head and modest lacing. Aroma of soft fruit, caramel and a dusting of floral hops. Flavors of citrusy, floral hops edge out sweet malts through to the aftertaste. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish.

3.4
emacgee (4697) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2013
From BMart. Pours a soft and slightly hazy orange amber and one finger of sudsy off white head. Nose is interesting, notes of candy-ish fruit and spicy citrus. Lots of sweet caramelly notes. Flavor is meh. Round and caramel sweetness upfront with a zesty and dry note.

3.9
flying_pig (1601) - SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2013
355ml bottle as a gift from Virginia:
Strong & sweet malt smell straight away. Biscuit & caramel next with citrus & a faint smell of alcohol, hardly any hops though.
Caramel brown with a 1cm, creamy looking head with great retention.
Sweet caramel and some light citrus with some malts. A few light fruits sitting in the background with a hint of orange and some pear. More hops than came through in the nose but I still wouldn’t class it as a particularly hoppy beer. Very nice though.
Medium bodied beer with a sweet beer that has lively carbonation and the beer is surprisingly smooth. There is some bitterness and the finish is somewhat dry with further sweetness as well.

Labelled as an American IPA but it seemed more pale ale to me. A few hops coming through but for the most part it was the sweet malts and caramel that dominated. The beer has perfect carbonation and was sweet throughout with a good balance and was one that I quite enjoyed.

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JulienHuxley (5877) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Dark copper pour with white head. Aroma of muddy cooked veggies, caramel, light vegetal hops. Taste of caramel, off fermentation notes and cooked veggies. Yuck.

3
Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 15, 2013
Malty and viscous. Sweet doughy brew. Then the wallop of hops bowls you over.


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