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RATINGS: 936   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Ready to buck convention? We took the traditional IPA, originally shipped from Englad to India in the 1700s, and made it bolder and more flavorful - American style. We've added new varieties of highly aromatic American hops to create a distinctive bitterness profile and an incredible hop character. Hop on, hold tight, and enjoy the ride!

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4.4
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2008
I love this beer. I am becoming quite a hop head, but this is a very balanced beer. It is strong, but so drinkable. It is on the pricey side, but so worth it.

4
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Pour is a light, golden copper with a thick white head that fades to lacing. A beautiful floral hop aroma. Also some fruity aromas that blend nicely. A strange flavor...fruity with floral hops. Has a malty balancer. Palate is bitter but has a smooth, creaminess and a medium body. A very decent IPA.

3.5
sloth (2905) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Medium sized beige head with fair retention and a surprising amount of sticky patchy lace. Lightly hazy gold colored ale. Nose, lightly citrusy and piney with some light malt notes. Body is medium, lightly oily and resiny, soft carbonation. Decent fruity flavors, some apricot and peach along with notes of citrusy hops and a mild graininess backing them up. Lightly sweet caramelly notes, dried fruits and an understated hop bitterness that seems to work well with this brew. Decent IPA i,d say. Props to beersandblues2 for the bottle.

3.6
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 21, 2008
hazy pale orange/gold under medium sized frothy off-white head. no lacing. mandarin-peach hop aroma. mostly citrus, lightly floral. moderately malty with no real distinctness. hops are bitter and powerful with orange-pine. light bodied refreshing palate.

3.4
jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Great hazy golden orange coloured body with a nice perfect sized dense tan head - this is what an IPA should look like! Aroma of fresh grapefruit, pine, citrus, malt, yeast and a bit of grassy hops. Full-bodied; Strong assertive hop flavour up front with a potent alcohol taste and a dark maltiness fading to a bitter hoppiness - very strong for the style! Aftetaste shows the bitterness, alcohol and malt. Overall, this is almost an Imperial IPA, but shows good character. I’d sample this again, but I prefer the lighter IPAs, that are ’more traditional’! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased on 25-March-2008 at Goebel Liquor in Wichita, Kansas, sampled on 13-September-2008 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

3.9
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2008
12oz bottle thanks to Mentor. Pours a clear, pale yellow with a thin white head. This one had a nose of orange rind citrus. Taste was same as smell with orange rind citrus prominent and pine as well. Had a medium mouthfeel with some bitter finish. Very nice.

3.5
bhensonb (15188) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Bottle from D&J Liquor in St. Louis, MO. Slightly hazy amber color with a good off-white head. Lots of floral/citrus hop aroma over some slightly roasted caramel. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is quite florally hoppy with touches of pine and citrus - or maybe they are canceling each other - whatever, it’s hoppy. The finish is nicely bitter. It’s a very good drink.

3.6
Tmoney99 (14457) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Draft pint at Crescent Moon, Omaha, NE. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart citrus and small malty aroma. Medium body with slick texture. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good drinkable brew.

3.8
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Pours a clearish golden amber with a small bubbly white head that showed good retention and left some sporadic lacing. The aroma is like walking into a pine forest, big on the floral hops, with a little bit of lemony citrus hops on top. The sweet bready malt is present if you look below the hop explosion. Lemons are the first thing I notice in the taste, before the sweet malts make a brief appearance. The hops come back in the finish with a nice pine hop aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a hint of hop stickiness. This is a great IPA and would be a staple for me if it was local. Highly recommended!

3.6
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2008
bottled. pours a hazy copper. with minimal cream head. smells of yeast, hops and citrus peel. flavor of citrus peel abound with a bite like pith from the hops. a good ipa.


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