RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Modeled on the beers brewed for the long sea voyage from England to India, our India Pale Ale unites a strong malt backbone with a bitter and aromatic finish. Hopped at 2 pounds per barrel with Horizons, Simcoes and Amarillos, our IPA is fully prepared for the long journey from the slopes to the hot tub.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This friendly but mostly pedestrian India Pale Ale aligns tame citrusy hops, barley crackers and lightly caramelized cereals onto a levelled leafy, wooden hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the amber-tinged golden.
-The frothy carbonation and healthy residual sugars (for the style) make for a quenching mouthfeel.
-The aroma is not generic even though it is far from being as attractive as the styles best examples.
-The hops arent nearly bright enough to engage the IPA lover in a memorable experience.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3950) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2010
12oz bottle bought in Yosemite National Park. Pours a cloudy orange colour with a small off-white head and nice lacing. Pretty soft aroma of non-descript hops but definitely fruity more than piney. Rather gentle flavour too with the only bitterness really showing up in the finish. Better than expected honestly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
On draft at Mammoth Brewing Co. (Mammoth Lakes, CA): A solid IPA with forgettable characteristics. Spicy, resiny, grapefruit bitter hops backed up by plenty of malts. Creamy mouthfeel. Drinkability: Borders the line of subpar, but just decent. Pairing: Steak-ums. Rebuy: Perhaps to remind myself of what I just rated. #428 on 26042010, DG.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5988) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Nice crisp and hazy copper coloured body with almost ruby tints and a nice thin (one centimetre tall) tan head. Aroma of fresh soapy, piney and lightly citrusey hops with a lot of alcohol tucked in, some fresh apricots and a robust large body. Medium-bodied; Assertive citrus and piney hop flavour with a good but understated malt backbone and a quick and large flash of hops up front faded off with some apricots and alcohol, but a relatively mild finish. Aftertaste shows the glimmer of the hops, but no malt, sweetness or alcohol in the finish, just a lingering dryness, which is nice, but not stellar. Overall, a good traditional IPA, nothing too special, but definitely not a let down. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, California on 18-May-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 07-March-2010.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottled, clear light brown/dark yellow pour with large tan head, aroma of piney hops with faint malt breadiness, prominent spruce hops on palate with faint malt sweetness, clean/crisp finish, not as overly watery as their pale, mellow as expected from from true ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Appearance: Pours a clear yellow with a fluffy dense beige head. Aroma: A large burst of simcoe,slightly catty, floral, citrusy goodness. Taste: A mouthful of dank citrusy hops, and then a Kolsch like grainy husky flavor in the finish. Mouthfeel: On the thin side, but slightly sticky. Overall: A wonderful, sessionable hop experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (2032) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 2, 2010
On draft at Yosemite National Park. Nice copper gold color with a small white head that gives way to a ring of foam with a lace middle. Aroma of cascade hops explode out of the glass. Monster nose with lots of floral scents. Taste of balanced hop and malt on the initial palate follows through with both loads of bitterness and nice floral flavors. The mouthfeel is a little disjointed from the jolt of hops on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Unfortunately, this wasnt a very Epic IPA, or maybe the name set my expectations too high. Light clear amber. Grassy hops on the nose. Plasticy, grassy, and a little citrussy hops on the palate. Thin feel. The bitternes from the hops was there, but the flavor wasnt good. To acutely bitter, without enough flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (46664) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Unclear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange, acidic citrus - orange notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet, light fruity acidic and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091122]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (42164) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is solid pinewood hoppy and grapefruity. Sweet and citric to acidic hops flavoured. Grapefruity and pinewood hoppy. Bitter and citric finish.

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