RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Real India Pale Ale (IPA), as it was first brewed in the days of the British Empire, was not the carefully filtered brew that we call IPA beer today. The first IPAs were unfiltered and featured extra hops and higher strength as a preservative for the long trip from England to the colony of India. Our Traditional IPA ale is naturally carbonated, dry-hopped & unfiltered like the old days.

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Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Bottle: A light gold thin-bodied brew with minimal carbonation and a soapy white head that shrunk fast and left no lacing. Nose: light floral herbs and Earl Grey tea. Flavor is light on both hops and malt. Nothing special here.

rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2005
Bright honey golden clear color, with almost no head, herbal, floral hops nose follows through on a medium-bodied palate with pale malt, hint of maltiness, grassy, herbal, hoppy accent, piney, leading to a nicely balancing pleasant hop bitterness finish.

Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
Robe blonde claire. Houblon amertume, malt caramel, mais léger. Bien, mais manque de finesse.

SpringsLicker (3644) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Large white head over a light orange body. There is a bit more malt than hops int he aroma. The flavor is well balanced hops and malt. More assertiveness is needed to really grab the attention of a hop head.

bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2005
this was a very good ipa. very dry and hoppy with an easy finish. I could drink alot of these.

Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Bottle courtesy of ChazyRph. Pours pale golden color. Aroma was all grassy hops. Flavor very bland with a tiny bit of grassy hops in the finish. Didn’t remind me of an IPA at all.

Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2005
A great IPA from vermont. Nice copper tones, loads of hops and a fresh clean finish. Another winner from Long Trail Brewing.

DocLock (10721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Dark straw color with hopcit and slight fruit aromas. Tastes hoppy, with a somewhat light palate, dry finish. Not bad, but not very balanced.

11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Bottle from Styles. Light amber colored with a fair white head. Some lacing. Lacking in hop aroma. A bit sour? Thin bodied. A fair IPA at best.

Pailhead (6541) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Kind of a funky caramel, fruit, and very light hop aroma. Resembles and English Pale Ale more than an IPA based on aroma. Pours a transparent golden-orange with a small but somewhat large bubbled head. Very light in flavors. Almost pilsnerish with a light IPA character lingering slightly in the background. "One of the HOPPIEST brews in the States." Are you kidding me? If anyone outside of the US tries this for their first American IPA and buys into the advertising, they’ll miss out on several very good IPA’s. Don’t believer their hype!! Can I sue for false advertisement????? If I have a case here I can retire early, because these people will owe me a lot of money.

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