RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Our IPA is created from a base of Pale and Crystal malts and is aggressively hopped throughout the brewing process with a final hop addition in the conditioning vessel. A beautiful flowery hop aroma will greet you as you dive into this hop lovers dream. A middle caramel malt presence balances high hop bitterness with hop flavor end to end... learn to love hops! (Editors Note: originally brewed by Humboldt Brewing Company under the name "Humboldt IPA Nectar" until their acquisition by Firestone Walker.)

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sickassmick (228) - Concord, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
ok. This stuff costs about the same as bud. Im an ass so I made the lady give me my 1.00 back after she charged me 6.99. I would have to say that for the price you probably cant beat this one. especially if you are a bud drinker because the abv on this site says 5.28, but the bottle says 6.7. Thats a good ass deal even for an alcoholic. and this beer doesnt taste bad either. The pur is clear dark yellow amber with a beautiful creamy off white head. The taste seems really good but theres a strong element of fruit that comes through in the front. I didnt like the hemp ale too much, really boring brown ale, but this one is good enough to make this easily one of the best values around. 94 might be pushing it, but its definately worth the price. Pick up a six pack.... warning tho, when I did the bottom of the box fell out and I lost one! This just goes to show they are putting the money where it needs to go, into the beer, not the box. night!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (819) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Bottle. Medium off-white head with lacing, copper body. Aroma is perfumey hops- citrus-pine- with a background of sticky caramel flavor. Flavor is simple, nicely substantial caramel malt, light flavor of toasted bread, mild resiny hop-flavor, finish is fruity - with orange zest, passionfruit, mango- with light lingering bitterness. Probably my favorite widely-available IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2008
At Steves house, forget who shared it (LOL). Nice dark amber/copper colour. Aroma of pine resins, grapefruit and hop. Flavour was sweet, grapefruits and resins dominate, with a nice and smooth caramel character n the end. Nice beer, would love to try on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2008
12oz. Bottle: Very hoppy aroma with notes of lychee, resin, and pine as well as some caramel malt. Poured amber in color with a medium sized off-white head that diminished quickly. Slightly hazy. Sparkling. Medium bitter flavor. Tastes of hops, resin, bubblegum, caramel malt, and pineapple. Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Dry, bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2008
12oz bottle pours clear copper with thin off white head. The aroma is roasty, malty, sweet and has mild grapefruit hops. The taste begins with vague hop bitterness that builds into grapefruit citrus hop bitterness. By midway a river of medium roasted maltiness and sweet malts join the grapefruit juice bitterness created a pleasing combination. Very nice IPA with plenty of bold flavors of hops and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2008
pours a deep golden with small head. aroma is slightly sweet with some citrus & apricot. mouthful is assertive with grapefruit and a lingering finnish. very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Very good IPA, not terribly over the top so good if you want something a little less bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Bottle->shaker: Pours a spare frothy off-white head that has some lacing with some mild carbonation onto a yellow/amber body that is clear with no particulates. Lightly hoppy aroma, some citrus taste, and a tart aftertaste with a smooth but astringent finish. A pretty decent IPA, doesnt justify the price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 11-15-07 bottle
Clear amber color with okay head. Taste and palate are very tea like - still and not very exciting. Somewhat chalky flavor and smell. Pretty decent overall - just nothing too special for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Draft. Dark copper pour with an off-white head. Big, fruity hop aroma. Fresh strawberries and citrus, mostly grapefruit. Very hop-forward flavor with a clean grapefruit taste. Bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 4/10/2005 Total Score: 4.1
Bottled. 12 Oz. Pours a clear, rich looking orange, almost red. Big hoppy aroma. Notes of pine and citrus. The flavor is dominated by a strange mouth coating dryness, like breathing in the dust while sanding drywall. I get a bit of bitterness then the dryness coats my entire palate and I lose all the taste(!?) OK, I just read some of the other ratings and they look pretty good, I also LOVED how this beer smelled. Ill have to rerate in the future. Opened a second botle out of the six and found I did indeed have a bad bottle. The taste was actually a bit malty with a good hop bitterness. I could deal without the cascade but I find this to be a solid IPA and seeing its one of the few craft brews available at the Safeway down the street, Im glad it turned out to be a good beer.

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