RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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SILVER METAL 2000 Great American Beer Festival! Big, bold hop flavors define this wonderful India Pale Ale. This is a stronger, hoppier version of a regular pale ale. Loads of Columbus, Cascade, Willamette and Centennial hops are used in this beer that would please any hop-head!

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3.6
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2004
On tap at Huntington Beach location. Nice hop bite and aroma. Good example of a West Coast IPA, but nothing amazing.

4.1
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Mmmmm, a San Diego style, hopped up IPA in Orange County. Typical floral hop aroma with a hop bite that tastes like home.

3.9
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Cask: This IPA pours with an orange amber body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. The aroma is sweet, grapefruity and hoppy with some piney notes. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter, grapefruity and hoppy as hell. It seems a little green and has lots of bitter piney notes. Medium to full bodied, slightly smooth and a touch dry.

3.3
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Great hop aroma, nice gold color with a soapy white head. Aroma told of some serious hop bite, but in this case, the bark was worse than the bite. Was nice overall with a smooth finish.

3.7
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Hazy golden orange with a nice half inch of white head. Strong on the pine in the aroma with hints of grapefruit. Fairly full body wiht a nice prickling carbonation. Sweet citrus and resiny pine flavors dominte. The malt is present but dwarfed by the very bitter finish.

3.9
jazz88 (2679) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 29, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2004 Tap @ Bistro 6th Annual IPA Festival (August 9, 2003) (8 3 8 3 17). A highlight for me. Deep amber color with a lush foamy tan head. Sweet grassy hop aroma with a full bodied malt flavor. Wonderfully balanced. Tap @ Bistro 7th IPA Festival (7 3 8 3 17). A hazy golden color with a minimal head. Good full bodied hop flavor and palate with a long sweet dry finish.

3.3
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Poured a clear orange color with a medium uneven white head. Aroma is pine and citrus, no malt detected. Taste is piney and grapefruit. Very light malt. Not balanced but drinkable and refreshing.

3.4
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 4, 2003
One of the more pine-flavored IPAs I've had (fitting for the name I must say). Some citrus flavors as well. It got a little too soapy tasting the last half of the glass. Fairly smooth body.

3.8
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2003
My favorite of the 6 Oggi's that I've tried. Draft, orangey-amber with a small white head and nice lacing. Aroma is full on hoppy grapefruit with some sweetness. Nice IPA flavor, lots strong malt backbone with crisp citrus hops and a long tart finish. Mouthfeel is creamy and round. Nice brew!

3.7
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2003
This one poured a slightly cloudy amber color with a not too long lasting white pearly head. The aroma had some semblance of floral hops, but its truly hard to make out and thus the lowered rating. The flavor is pretty much kick ass however! This is a very mild IPA. The hops are not overwhelming as most West Coast IPA's are, so this was a nice change. It takes a while for that Oggi's yeast to kick in, but damn does it come through in the clutch. Some malt in the finish. Very dry and some floral in the finish. Good mouthfeel, not a ton of carbonation. I like it.


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