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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (7443) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle. Sold as Tuolumne Meadows IPA in Yosemite Park. Pours clear amber with a medium head that has good staying power and some lacing. Nice hoppy aroma, with citrus taking the fore, backed by pine. Taste is hops dominated with a nice up-front punch of grapefruit, with a citrus/pine body and a lightly bitter finish. Smooth drinking and well crafted. Nice effort.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (9673) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
Arbitrary score 4/5 for Appearance, as nighttime conditions prevented correct assessment. Very orangey hops, bit sweet-smelling. Bit sticky-sweet flavour, again much orange(peel) oriented with bitter resiny components. Kafir lime. Sticky MF too, feels light bodied and oily. Pffff...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
A - on tap. pours clear orange amber with no head. S - aromas of citrus hops and tropical fruit. Grassy and very subtle pine notes as well. M - full bodied ipa with a simple but nice palate. Lingering bitter hops. T - citrus and pine hops up front. Tropical fruits and bitter grass on the palate. Caramel malts come through in the end. O - quite nice simple ipa. 6-

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8884) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Earth and pine aroma with grapefruit. Pine and earthy flavor with grapefruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit linger with earth, light dust, and light malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
From 1 year old archive: Pours a great looking hazy amber with beige head. Aroma is filled with fruity esters with light caramel. Flavor is like malty wort but the hop profile doesnt seem to be standing out to me but the hoppy bitter does, just kinda taste like a sweet tea.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1467) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Enjoyed a six pack or two or this beer last time I was up in Mammoth a few months ago. Pours a clear orange/yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is pine, a grainy malt backbone, and some bitter hops. Taste was medium bitter hops, pine, perhaps some citrus, and a semi-rough malt finish. Mouthfeel was appropriate for the style with lively carbonation. In as stacked a category as IPA this beer doesnt have any chance of standing out but I thought it was a nice enough beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12252) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2011
This brew is a clear orange-gold color with a medium bone white head that recedes steadily to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and malt. Medium body with flavors of herbal hops, malt and citrus fruits. The finish is moderately hoppy with a fruity aftertaste. Not exactly "epic, but not bad either.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnoel09 (586) - Elk Grove, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. Color is a cloudy amber. Aroma is mild but has floral hops. Flavor is light bready malts at the start and turns into a hoppier finish. Palate is light bodied and has a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall a good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
A clear amber beer with a decent creamy head that sticks around and leaves lace. Smells of piney hops, a bit of citrus, and some caramel malt. Flavor is not so much hop flavor as crystal malt, with a decent dose of bitterness to finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours a murky orange color; fine-bubbled off-white head with solid lacing. Dank, sweet and orangey aroma; amarillo shows through, along with some candied sweetness and a bit of alcohol. Muddled but tasty, in a phrase. Medium-full body, modest CO2. Chewy candied maltiness, with the orange character running up against that juicy orange hop note; lightly warming, a slight coarseness in the presentation, but overall a delicious (if muddled) IPA. Seems bulkier than 6.5%, but thats mostly residual sweetness. Medium-length finish: toasty, citrusy, a bit sweet.


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