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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This one's a beauty; a rich and full bodied India Pale Ale with complex malt character blended with cascade and noble hops. The end result is a beer that satisfies the "hop head" out there and won't chase away the newcomer. Drink it. It's good.

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3.9
illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Can from Ty5592. Mega thanks to Ty for handing this off as a surprise. Pours a translucent copper with a fading off white head. Balanced aroma of malts and cascade hops. Medium light mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Initial flavor of caramel and tea balanced by a non- aggressive fruity and spicy bitterness. More fruitiness comes forward on the bitter finish, along with some mineral traits. This is sort of like a british and east coast hybrid. Nice malt backbone and subtle hop profile. Thanks again Ty, I enjoyed this.

3.7
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Aquired from bu11zeye in a trade. Pours a darkish amber with a medium off white head that slowly fades. Aroma is a solid balance of piney hops, malts, light grapefruit. Seems to have a little more malt than hops in the flavor but in the finish there is a decent bitter hop taste. Overall a very nice canned IPA. Thanks again Markus.

3.1
RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Rather juniper-ey, almost gin-like hops aroma. Flavor has a very interesting red-fruit characteristic. A bit thin on the palate, but not bad.

3.8
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2007
12oz can via trade with beastiefan2k - Thanks Eugene! - Pours dark amber with a fair offwhite head that stays well and laces the sided of the tulip I poured it into. Aromas of light pine, a little toffee, and some grapefruit. Flavor is caramel, toffee, pine and slight grapefruit. Pretty well balanced overall. Good malt backbone. Probably one of the better East Coast IPAs I’ve tried..

3.8
thornecb (6158) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Pours dark amber into a shaker. Fluffy off-white head slowly recedes leaving no lacing. Pine, resin and grapefruit aromas. Watery malt up-front with a lasting pine finish.

3.9
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2007
12 oz can from beastiefan2k as a trade extra. Pours a deep amber, relatively clear. A moderate amount of citrus, earthy hops with a good dose of caramel in the nose. Hops and malt blend nicely in the taste, creating some tropical fruit flavors, such as pineapple. Wondering if this is a late hop addition characteristic? anyway, a decent amount of crystal, and some light toasted malt also in the flavor.. bittering is very moderate and smooth. Nice, very balanced beer. Reminds me a bit of Dale’s, maybe a touch maltier. Thanks Eugene, never even heard of this one before.

3.7
beastiefan2k (4191) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2007
She got cans, she knows how to use them. This hag never begs, she knows how to choose them. She pours dark reddish amber, pretty clear but dark enough to allow only medium clarity. So she shows you a lot but only in the right light. What a tease. At first this hag gives a big head but as usually after a little bit of time it just becomes a medium lacing with slight stickiness. Aroma is what seems to almost have become common place now with American IPAs. Hoppiness mixed with caramel maltiness. Hops are tropical fruit and caramel is pretty strong. Taste takes the idea but mixes the two elements very well. Medium bitterness throughout all the flavor. Light earthy roastiness at the end of the flavor. Aftertaste is sweet hops and bittered caramel. Man this hag likes to tease you with sweetness and bitterness. A perfectly medium body with light tickling on the roof of the mouth.

3.1
mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
Can. Copper body with a medium-sized soapy white head. Bready aroma with oranges, sweet honey, and toasted grains. Sweet, soapy flavour, some resin though not straight out bitter. Finishes with some grassy pine.

3.7
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Crystal clear, dark coppery-hued body, barely any head at all. Pleasant hoppy, mildly sweet with honey and malty aroma. The honey-sweetness carries into the flavor, but it is actually a tad too sweet for me. Good hop balance with a soft array of malts. Tasty overall.

3.6
notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Thanks to beastiefan2k for this gift - put aside the fact that the design/font on the can seems more appropriate for an energy drink - drink it. it’s good? - indeed, but how good? - nice copper hue with sticky lace - very fresh (green?) hop aroma, with lots of grass/pine/hay characteristics, and background bready malt - medium bodied - crisp bitterness couples with semi-dry, biscuity malt flavors (think traditional english bitter with the hop profile increased) - some breadiness and light honey creeps in afterwards, but for the most part this remains a rather dry beer - some light mineral/hard water/burton quality crops up near the finish, after which the beers thins out a little - another decent IPA, because lord knows the world needs more of those.


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