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RATINGS: 517   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dry and floral, with the beautiful aroma of fresh hops and a sublime maltiness from gently roasted barley.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
Deep copper coloured beer. Fruity citrus and grapefruit with some other tropical (papaya) notes on top. Just enough crystal to let you know its there. Well-balanced beer. Could use more bitterness, but otherwise is pretty tasty. The best they make after the stout, but doesnt come close to how good that is.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Fantastic IPA. Light Red to Amber in color. Huge head from tap at brewery...could have been on nitro the time I reviewed it in my notes...sometimes they do that. Very peppery aroma from a type of columbus hops or a nature like that.(Thats what bartender said...you know power of suggestion and all). Great with some chicken wings finishes great

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Citrus aroma with just a bit of hop skunkyness. Pours light amber with above average carbonation. Smooth malt flavor that doesnt get in the way of the hops which start bitter with hint of grapefruit then smooth out and linger. Id buy it again!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a copper body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt and grapefruit. Flavor of toasted malt and hops. Well balanced.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (2434) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 December 23, 2005. From the bottle.

Pours a cloudy orange with a reasonably-sized if short-lived white head.

The aroma is mostly pine, a bit of grapefruit juice, and more soap than Id care to absorb.

The flavor is strong malt on the front and strong bitter woody hops --- soap and all-day-on-the-burner gas station coffee, not floral or citrus --- through the middle and finish. The palate is pleasantly oily, but the alcohol burn is too strong to be excusable at 6.3%. Here is an example where a trio of strong flavors (roasted malt, bitter hops, alcohol) dont come anywhere near balance.

Ive always wanted to like this hometown IPA, but Ive never found it in me. A disappointing beer. 6/3/6/3/12

Rerate Feb 08. Bottle, new label from new ownership. Peach and citrus hops, fairly strong chewy malts. Some vegetal notes, but none of the burnt watery coffee I noted before. Passable but not good enough that I have any reason to up the rating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2005
UPDATED: APR 24, 2006 Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a bitter finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2478) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2005
The beer is a deep, dark golden almost amber in colour, with a nice bubbly, chunky light tan head. Great aroma of spicy, citric hops! Refreshing. This is definatlly a hop heads IPA, even by Pacific North West standards this is full of the grapfruit like flavours of hops. The malt really doesnt get a look in in this one..so its hops all the way. Good on the tongue, quite refreshing and not to thick, great aftertaste, that goes on and on. Good drinkable hoppy IPA, would definatlly have another..and another..and another :-)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1929) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Bottle: This is a great all around IPA. The color is an murky orange-brown with an off-white head and spotty lacing. The aromas are grapefruit rinds and junipers. The taste is wonderfully bitter and hoppy and you can detect the flowery nature of the hops in the top back of the throat. The carbonation is normal and the feel is thin and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Lemony orange sweetness on the aroma. Copper/amber in color with decent head and some lacing. Luscious body - very thick and well constructed malt base. Some cereal and some lightly toasted sweet flakes. Lots of basic C-hops, the usual suspects - lemon citrus, but well balanced. A great IPA quaffer. Thanks Andr.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Draft. Amber beer with a thin white head. Citrus hop aroma. Citrus hop flavor with some sweet malt/caramel backing. Lingering bitterness.


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