RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Ours is an Americanized version of an old British Empire style of brewing. It has intense hop flavor and aroma, necessary to counterbalance the thick body and rich malty flavor. It also has a higher gravity, about 6%. The intense hop flavor comes from "dry hopping"; an addition of hops after teh beer has fermented. This hops is never boiled, ours is dry hopped for dry days. In the days of the British Empire the military and navy would keep their soldiers happy with plenty of beer. The popular styles of beer in Britain at the time were brown ales and stouts. These light, sweet beers wouldnt keep for the for the long trips around the world and would arrive spoiled. India Pale Ale was developed as a style of richly flavored beer that would keep on the long voyage to India. The large amounts of hops, and the new step of dry hopping, cut the sweet flavor of the ales and also acted as a preservative allowing the brews to arrive fresh at their destination. IPA took a long time to gain popularity in England but American soldiers fell i in love with it and brought it back home with them.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2977) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Oark orange color with a white head. Aroma contains some citrus and caramel. This is east coast yo. Flavor is somewhat bitter but a good malt backbone. Flavor contains some grapefruit and lemons with some caramel. Overall a nice IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (2209) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2012
On draught at the Lobster Trap in Asheville. An amber pour into the glass has a wispy eggshell head that reduces, leaving window-wash lacing. The nose is light floral. Malt accents mingle with citrus notes underneath an aggressive peppery dry-hopping. I wish it had a little more complexity, as it comes across a bit unilateral in the hop flavor profile. Easy to drink, the carbonation keeps the body active and alive on the palate. A touch of minerals to the lingering finish. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Draft at the resturant. Orange pour with a white head. Scent is citrus and light grassy note. Taste is sweet then citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (9000) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity candy and citric hoppy aroma. The flavor has citrus fruits, some hoppy bitterness, and sweet malts. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3887) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
On tap at the Lobster Trap. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of pale malts, floral hops. Flavor of caramel malt, light jam with a bitter hops finish. More bitter hops and malty notes > fruits/citrus so perhaps an unconventional IPA. Decent though. 6/47/4/14 [3.5/5]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6325) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Smells good - lots of pine (Mr. Clean is referenced in notes, but I think I meant Pine Sol. Either way, I meant it as a compliment). Nice malty caramel, as well. Seems a bit heavier than I prefer, though. But I did enjoy it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Appearance: Lightly hazed, medium copper body with a slowly settling white head. Smell: Pale malts in the fore with traces of sliced bread and light caramel, slowly yielding towards the more aromatic hops with their fruity, tropical notes. Taste: Standard pale malts supported by a bit of sweet caramel. Well-rounded hop flavors present, with plenty of grapefruit and tangerine with a staunch resinous, grassy backing. Moderate bitterness. Hint of mango emerging in the flavor as it warms. A pinch of warming alcohol on the soft, bitter finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Drinkability: A smooth, tasty, well-built IPA. Once we started slowly ordering food, it helped to cut through the richness of the Lobster Houses lobster bisque.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13656) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2010
A golden amber IPA with a thin big bubbled off white head. In aroma, a nice fragrant hops with light tangerine pulp. In mouth, a smooth light IPA with floral C-hops, nice lingering grapefruits, quite nice. On tap at Great North Carolina Brewers Fest., August 28 2010.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Dark amber red, sticky white cover. Aroma is pine, herbal hops. Taste is light toasty, malty, herbal bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13492) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a copper color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and resiny hops. Taste is citrus and leafy hops with caramel. Medium bodied. Very straightforward IPA. Good.

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