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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This traditional English style was originally brewed with extra hops to help it survive the voyage to India. Our IPA is enlightened by spicy herbal hops with a hint of caramel malt sweetness.

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3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2005
I’ve started to like hops a little more than I used to. The hops are definitely present in this brew, but not too overwhelming, and so a rich pleasant maltiness also comes through. I agree with the others who say its not quite like a typical IPA, i.e., not as dominant with the hops flavor. I happen to like it the way it is. Has a nice thick head, and a rich consistency. Very enjoyable, high quality brew.


1.7
felsenpils (174) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 23, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep golden color with a frothy off-white head. The aroma is mildly of dry hopping. The flavor, however, screams aroma hops. Pretty good beer, but in no way British. It totally lacks the characteristic esters found in British beers. This is a mild version of a typical American IPA. I guess that they figured that they would just tone down their IPA a bit and rebrand it as being authentic British. Quite a disappointment actually because I thought that they could do much better.

3
b3shine (8870) - Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Draft to taster at The Pint Room. Looks solid; a transparent gold with foamy eggshell head. Smells and tastes of aged hops with a mildly to moderately bitterswert backbone that’s more sweet than bitter. Some caramel as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and a bit filmy. Underwhelming.

2.7
BeerRenter76 (1014) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
I didnt like this one a as much as their extra pale ale. For an American IPA there really wasnt much in hop aroma or flavor except for a brief hop bite. The aroma and flavor had more of a malt profile, which wasn’ bad but not what I expected. Overall it was o.k but not great. Originally rated on 11/21/08

2.9
hayduke (5204) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass light amber. White head. Nose of grassy hops and malts. Medium body. Flavor is light citrus and grassy hops. Finishes bitter but not a nice one. Not wild about this one.

2.4
drpimento (3634) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Not really a good beer. Aroma has a number of things going on, many not so good - a bit of funk, hint of hop and toffee, whiff of skunk. Flavor’s dominated by bitter, some malt and a tad of hop. Palate is dominated by bitter: too much.

3
euniceradio (533) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2016
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear amber, white froth sticky head. Aroma of pale malts, bubblegum, fig, some pepper and orange gummy candy. Taste of same with extra candi sweetness in finish.

2.9
pwanamaker (11) - Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2016
citrus, herbs, amber, hazy, white foam, medium bitterness, creamy, average carbonation, slight bitter finish.

3.4
mjmoen (534) - - FEB 10, 2016
Pours a clear amber color with white head. Not too bitter, could use some more hop aromas & flavor

2.9
weitz15 (581) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Light, crisp aroma. Yellow pale pour. Flavor is citrus with a hopped finish. Alcohol is heavy in the finish.

3.2
bookman10 (1121) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Not as critrusy as the usual IPA. This wasn’t bad, though. It was a bit more spicy, verging on saison, than I usually want from my IPAs...


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