RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Only true hop-heads apply! Our I.P.A. is copper colored and big in hop bitterness, flavor and aroma, using an enormous amount of Northern Brewer and Cascade hops to create a very refreshing ale.

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3.3
Prometheus (160) - Bamberg, Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2009
Draft at brewery. Copper wtih a foamy head that dissipated quickly. Citrus, hops. Definitely hoppy and bitter. Not bad.

3.3
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2010
pint at Tribeca Tavern. Good aroma, Grassy, minor sweetness. Clean golden orange color, small head, decent lace. Bitter sweet flavor, Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Tasty, easy to drink, aroma was best part, flavor got a little dull as it warmed.

3.3
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Served from the tap with a cloudy amber/copper color, and a thin but sticky head. The aroma is a potent combination of pine and earth that isn’t going to blow anyone away, but is nice. The flavor likewise impresses, with an earthy hop character throughout that is bitingly bitter. It’s not wonderful or exciting, but it is at least as good as many average IPAs. A tingly carbonation cuts through the dense, unctuous texture.

3.3
unclemike (3197) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2011
tester at brewpub Partly cloudy copper body with a long lasting white head. Intense oak, pine and orange zest aroma. Body felt tailor made for a cask conditioning, soft, viscous and oily. This oily texture holds together eathy spices and citrus fruits flavours. The malt is there to support the flavours but not add to them. The carbonation was very soft even by cask standards. As far as american IPAs are concerned this one is more refreshing than aggressive. Very good

3.2
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Very hoppy aroma. Nice head, a bit darker than I would expect. Flavor--JESUS, the hops. They really ruined what began as an interesting and hoppy IPA. TOO MUCH HOPS. I like a good hoppy IPA as much as anyone, but there comes a point when you just need to walk away in order to keep some flavor. You should especially be careful with Cascade because it tends to overpower the flavor and aroma of a beer. Good beer, but until they fix the hop problem I probably won't have another.

3.2
Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Good name, but the I found the label to be a bit hideous. Dark brown/red body, mostly clear with a big head and good lacing. Aroma was sweet caramel with citrus peel. Taste was thick smooth malts - almost had a "fluffy" body. Long lingering grapefruit hop. Tasty, but I’d prefer it to be less thick and have more bite. Found at Chip’s, Milepost 6, OBX, June 2005

3.2
DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with BlueDevil0206, thanks James!) Fragrant, strongly floral, hoppy, sweet and fruity nose presents a slight spiciness as well. The flavor is actually more than just slightly spicy, and I swear I’m reminded a bit of something Belgian, as crazy as that sounds in an IPA. It’s sweet, hoppy, fairly bitter, and very fruity, with a solid flavor of hops coming out more and more as the beer finishes. It’s not really noticeably malty because the other flavors have such presence, but it’s clear from the medium body that there’s no shortage of malt in this beer. There’s a mild crispness in the finish as the hops becomes more assertive. It’s a tad bit overcarbonated, which was also self-evident when I poured the beer into my pint glass and had to do some serious foam sucking to prevent a messy overflow. Though aided by a well-above average number of carbonation bubbles, the light tan head demonstrates amazing retention, holding a quarter-inch layer for the duration of the session, and depositing plenty of beautifully decorative and intricate lace on much of the glass. Golden-amber in color, with a slight haze, but I can still see the carbonation bubbles quite plainly. Not really the kind of IPA I prefer, too floral and sweet, and lacking clear malt flavor, but this has certainly been enjoyable enough. And it’s an absolutely beautiful beer to look at.

3.2
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Poured a slightly hazed golden amber color with a medium off-white head. Floral and perfumey hop aroma. Almost smelled a little minty. Malty underneath. Malty flavor that stops rather quickly and leads to a long bitter finish. The beer is a little on the low side for hop flavor.

3.2
RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Nice floral aroma. As advertised; lots of hops. Doesn’t through the balance off too much though. Worth a try if you’ve ran out of better stuff.

3.2
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Golden-orange color, frothy white head with tiny bubbles present, Spicy floral hop notes, smooth mouthfeel.


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