RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (11755) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottle @ Hotelroom, Denver. Pours golden with a huge white head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit, melon and kiwi. Taste is grapefruit, bitter orangepeel, melon, slightly burned caramel. medium body, soft carbonation. Not bad. 080411

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 16/09/2010 Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured rich on the palate and hoppy with a tea flavour. Bitter lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a clear deep golden-orange with an average size semi-lasting fizzy off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma, quite resiny and cat-pee-like with lots of citrus fruit. Lovely flavour of resiny hops, citrus fruit and a nice bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. A bit one-dimensional but I dont care, its a very good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
2011-03-04. Crisp golden orange body nice foamy beige head. 4+ Hoppy aroma, orange, citrus seed, light alcohol. 7+ Flavour is fairly bitter, dry citrus seed notes, very slightly astringent at times, muted citrus seeds linger in the finish with notes of grapefruit. 7+ Smooth average bodied palate. Enjoyable IPA grows on me as it goes. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2920) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 4, 2011
Thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: Golden orange/brown with a decent off white head. Aroma: Tangy, hops, quite malty with strawberry & spice. Flavour: quite spicy at first, malty, quite a good grassy hop bite, long alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (6105) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2011
22oz bomber. Unfiltered glowing orange-brown color, frothy off-white head. Fresh citrus aroma, somewhat subdued. Fresh orange citrus notes with a toasty malt background. Hop centered, this is a really nice example of a West Coast IPA. Somewhat dry, quite refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12841) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Tap at Point Loma. Pours hazy copper with an average, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (earthy, herbal, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear). Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (earthy, herbal, grassy, pine), and average esters (apple/pear). Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
A: way too light to be an ipa. Looks like a lager. S: almost nothing. Less hop presence than the pale ale. Terrible. T: grassy or wheaty and way too bitter. Not hop bitter--bitter face tape bitter. Gross. M: exceedingly dry with minimal carbonation. D: I would not have another.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
bartalone (45) - Alabama, USA - NOV 11, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2011 This reminds me of something that is not intended for consumption. It tastes like you chewed an Aspirin and washed it down with warm flavored Tea. I took one drink and the retched flavor remains on my tongue several minutes later. Im going to hold my nose and power it down as it is my last beer and wanted to catch a buzz.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Bomber labeled as Left Coast Torrey Pines IPA. Pours an orangey-gold with a huge pillowtop of white head that clings like a champ, sheeting the glass with lace the whole way down. Aroma is somewhat subtle, with modest spruce and spicy hop leaves jumping out. Flavor is a little more in-your-face, with a strong shot of hop bitterness, spice, and just a touch of citrus at the back end. Sticky hop resin and a sharp, dry finish.

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