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RATINGS: 1188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This mammoth IPA is defined by generous quantities of premium hops and balanced with a premium selection of English malt. Traditionally unfiltered IPA’s lead to the slight haze appearance. An extensive dry-hopping process contributes to its very intense floral hop aroma. The IPA is unfiltered and as always, unpasteurized to leave all the natural flavors intact. If you’re at the brewery you’ll be able to guess what style of beer every brewer has in his hand. THE BEER YOU’VE BEEN TRAINING FOR!

Malt: 2 Row, Pale Malt, Munich, 70-80 Crystal, Wheat

Hops: Columbus, Golding

Dry Hop: Columbus, Golding

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3.5
mcox90 (2130) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a gold, copper color with a thin white head. Minimal lacing. Nose is grapefruit and pine. Lively mouthfeel. Flavor was quite hoppy as you would expect. Grapefruit dominates the flavor, but there is some malt & caramel too, for balance. Finished dry and bitter.

3.5
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Bottle: Deep copper to amber in color that poured a thin head which quickly dissipated. The nose was semi-sweet with aromas of caramel, citric hops, herbs, malt and spice. In the mouth the flavors were muted in this medium-bodied and dry beer. While the nose shows some sweetness and complexity the flavors are much more tame and muted.

3.6
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2008
This brew pours an orange colour with a medium sized white head. The initial taste of this brew is of highly fruity character, then it finishes smooth with a bitter citrusy taste. Plenty of grapefruit aroma and fresh hops.

2.7
nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2008
The aroma smells like a proper IPA with citrus and pine hops to go along with sweet and slightly roasted malts. The appearance is amber with a somewhat thin head. The flavor is sort-of like the aroma but not quite as good. It’s focus is on a bitter and somewhat unpleasant taste, the sweetness is still present though. The palate is thin. Overall not bad but still needs some work.

3.4
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Bottle courtesy of TheBeerCellar. Thanks Matt! Pours red tinged orange with a medium head. VERY strong hop aroma... floral and pine. Taste is much smoother... and the hops seem almost hidden. Nicely balanced once you can find them, and while I wish they were more assertive, it is nice that they are on the mellower side. The hop bomb aroma and the mellow taste make this an interesting one.

3.6
emacgee (4705) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Thanks ucusty. Pours a light copper amber with a two finger creamy off orange head. The nose is hoppy, earthy, malty, a little weird. Bottle seems like it may be off. Probably a good IPA. Flavor is nice and hoppy, citrusy hops, sweet malt, earthy flavors. Very light alcohol. Finishes a little funky and old. Taking the bottle condition into account this is probably pretty good.

3.4
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2008
The color was golden/amber. The head was creamy and off-white. The aroma was citrisy, light pine, hops, and a very slight rotten smell. The flavor was hops, alcohol, and rotten fruit. The palate was average. The finish was waxy/bitter.

3.2
pintsize (1041) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
4-19-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to robbmotiwalla
Thick cloudy amber brown orange with a watery ivory cream colored head and good ringed lacing. Good flavor of oranges and hops. Average mouthfeel. Not a big or bold IPA in my opinion but a good beer nonetheless.

3.3
milewide (2315) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2008
Draft. Dark amber color and modest head. Some fruit aroma and taste. Good hop bitterness.

3.1
drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2008
12oz bottle. pours glowing amber with white head. nose is orangey, resiny juicy. flavors are sweet orangey hoppy juice, some caramel and cookie malt finish. watery feel. sure its flavorful but too juicy and watery. not a fun ipa to drink.


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