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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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2009 Beer Lovers Choice Contender - Sample B. This IPA style Ale is brewed with a carefully selected blend of hops from American, traditional German and English growing regions. It is dry hopped with Ahtanum, Simcoe and East Kent Golding hops for a powerful fruity and earthy aroma. The intense hop character is balanced by the traditional German-style malt lending a unique sweetness, full body and tart finish.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnitInferno (10) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2017
This is my go to beer when I am out for a nice meal be it with family or friends.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 14 Apr 2012 -- Drank in Pueblo at IFS. A solid offering from SA. Is it just me or does the quality decrease every year, or does my palatte just improve every year?

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (2981) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2013
A very hale act ale but with a great taste. Kind of malty with a bitter finish. Pours a dark orange in color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcus6991 (2) - - JUL 1, 2012 does not count
Good all around beer , readily available. Great smell with mild bitterness. very smooth

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Syzzer (644) - Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
This IPA tastes more like a pale ale. It is alright, but nothing to be excited about

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2011
This beer is as always produced by Sam Adams, a solid beer, this beer is a golden brown color with a slighty hoppy taste, good with crabs

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jha (8) - GERMANY - MAR 11, 2011 does not count
A pretty good deep golden beer, full taste, not too bitter. Best enjoyed in Boston.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2011
This beer has a flowery hops aroma, with a slight malt taste to it as well. All in all it is a pretty solid beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Draft. Pours gold with white head. Some malt and some floral hops on the nose. tastes the same, mild citrus and malt flavors with a clean finish. More pale ale than IPA. Refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. The color is a deep gold with a foamy white head. The smell is mixed with caramel, malts, and a hint of hops. The taste is of malts and slight hints of citrus fruits. Pretty well balanced and very tasty. Goes down nice and smooth. Also has a really nice finnish as well.


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