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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With about 6.0% ABV, this one will surely warm the ol gullet during a cold central Texas winter - both days! Our India Pale Ale (IPA) is light in color and strong in hop character. Dry hopping with Cascade hops, gives this winter favorite a delicious citrus note reminiscent of a Texas Ruby Red. Yes, its warming but you dont need to be huddled around the furnace to enjoy this one! IPA fans really love this ale during a beautiful Texas winter on the porch or indoors. Available December - April.

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3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEvilTwin (13) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Rounded peppery mose with hints of oleander. A very nice citrius flavor, which I look for in a IPA. The deep copper color is perfect for this american IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2005
On tap at JPs. Wow! This was certainly a pleasant surprise... A crisp, hoppy nose welcomes the drinker and invites said drinker on in to taste its bounty. The aroma is magically transferred to the flavor, full and biting, but not too overboard. The palate is a bit thin, but the strong hops presence lets you know that a good palate aint nothin if you cant back it up with taste. Definitely a good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Golden in color with a small white head. Aroma of citrus hops. Flavor of citrus,pine,grapefruit,very cascade-like. Good american pale ale, didnt know at the time it was an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (4107) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2005
Light copper body with a frothy, dense white foam head. Huge pine and grapefruit, classic hop aroma. Sticky, heavy body pushes the hops around the mouth with the malts supporting the hop flavors reasonably well. Not a bad IPA for the hop-heads; simple and sticky. The alcohol wasnt noticeable in the flavor but it was in the bloodstream. (on tap, Flying Saucer, Addison, TX)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Poured light copper with a medium tan head...smell is pine and grapefruit...taste is well balanced malt v. hop, with a nice clean sweet bitterness in the finish...good stuff...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Sampled on draft, Ginger Man, Dallas. Pours a hazy orange/brown in color with a creamy off-white head and thick sheets of lacing. Aroma is mild (for an IPA) citrus & floral hops. Wonderfully bitter flavor with grapefruit/floral hops dominating. There is a good malt backbone, perhaps a bit bready, and devoid of the typical overload of crystal malts typically found in lesser examples of the style. Hops are the focus of this beer, but they arent out of hand. Finished clean. Good enough youll want to grab another pint.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
Bottle. Hazy body with a dense head. Taste-bitter hops, grapefruits, some kind of meaty taste. Very sharp bitter flavor that is unapealing. Foamy gassy mouthfeel. Mouthfell sucks it starts out as gassy, then goes to bitter, then to astringent, then bile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2005
tap at the flying saucer with kevin and lumpy...a huge hoppy nose, lots of grass and pine coming off a dark yellow pour with a thin white lacing. smooth even flavors, with some caramel malts backing up a huge hop profile, with hints of pine, citrus and hay. a slick oily mouthfeel and an aftertaste that doesnt cause pain equal a very easy to drink and tasty ipa.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kxkeller (32) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2005
A rather light, pilsner-looking color with a disappearing white head. A nice, but very dominating hop aroma. The hop taste is perfumy, piny with a peppery twist. The aftertaste is more subdued and smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (994) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2007 Draught > Gingerman. Woah, I was very surprised at this one. In 2 words >>> Flowery & Grapefruity. Perfect appearance & lacing. I put it 2nd only to Avery 11. Tons of hoppy aroma. Good lasting creamy head. Very smooth on the palate. Im going back to Gingerman tomorrow to have another; its that good.


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