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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
fonefan (49293) - 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]

3.4
yespr (45412) - 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.

3.4
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Hazy amber with a medium off white head. Hoppy aroma with toasted malt, caramel and mild lacto notes. Flavour had hops, sour berries, malt and lacto. Could work out with a sour IPA. Finished sour.

3
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of JohnC. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Fat and juicy peachy hop aroma. Medium body, caramel and peachy hops with a distinct tartness - bordering sour. Hoppy finish. It may have survived a journey from Britain to India, but it didn’t make it from California to Denmark! 221109

3.1
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2009
12oz bottle bought in Mammoth. Solid balanced IPA that won’t blow your mind, but is enjoyable enough to sip on. Spicy hops and light caramel malts to balance.

3.2
daleharshman (1064) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Bomber purchased at brewery while on a mountain biking trip to Mammoth. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a small white head. Mellow hoppy aroma of pears and light citrus, light mango. The nose is promising but there is something off in the flavor. The flavor is dominated by bitterness and simply not very balanced. It’s a spicy kind of hop bitterness. Not sure if they need to change the hop profile or simply balance it better with the malt. Not unpleasant, just not quite where it should be.

2.9
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
12oz bottle. Light amber color with some sediment from the bottle conditioning, capped by a clinging head. OK, this is where it gets weird. This is two shades away from being a great IPA, but something with the hop combo they use gives it this spicy, oniony vegetal aroma and flavor that just does not really work. The aroma has a nice hop intensity. The flavor has a nice dry, toasted malt base, higher bitterness, and plenty of hop flavor. The hops are spicy and floral, and if it werent for the vegetal character, I really think I would love this beer. Hopefully this is a crop quirk that might go away in the next year because it feels like this is a well made beer.

2.8
baraciisch (3232) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Amazing hops aroma... Golden orange in color...Flavor is a little too hoppy, without much sweetness, not very balanced... Fairly bitter palate, but I’ve had worse... Tastes too piney... Below average west coast IPA

3.6
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2009
Bottle thanks to americanbrew. Ruby pour with a small decently lasting head. Aroma of hops, dirt, flower and sweetbread. Taste is flower, dirt, and hops.

3.4
mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2009
bottle thanks to americanbrew. light gold pour with a thin white head. nose is wet, sticky hops and citrus. very nice on the palate with a sticky hop flavor.


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