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RATINGS: 1200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This mammoth IPA is defined by generous quantities of premium hops and balanced with a premium selection of English malt. Traditionally unfiltered IPAs 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 youre at the brewery youll 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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 bottle courtesy of ucusty...thanks! pours a hazy brown shade of copper topped with a fluffy off white head. giant aroma of grapefruit even before my nose hits the glass...hints of pine and brown sugar but mostly grapefruit skins and flesh. the palate is a bit on the sweet side but not overwhelmingly so...more grapefruit and caramel flavors with some hoppy spiciness and yeasty dryness. really simple straight forward beer...nothing flashy or complex. if i lived in GA this would be my go to brew especially fresh from the taps!3.7

second fresh bottle from ucusty. this time around theres an odd vegetal note in the flavor. im also picking up malt powder and ashiness... more malt than hops in this one...3.6

bottle from tbs/tbc...rating stands. caramel sugary hops with a bunch of grapefruit in the aftertaste. solid...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2008
went through a 6 pack over the holidays in Atlanta .... I lived there for 3 years and cant remember why I never tried the IPA....nice golden pear/orange color with a medium head...lots of sticky lacing on the glass...aroma of citrus and pine resin.... great hop bite with a nice solid mouthfeel....good balance of bitter and sweet.... this is available all around the ATL....found my go to beer in Atlanta

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle. Pours copper, light haze, small white head, with nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy, pine, citrus, but the pine is so strong that it almost smells like cat piss. Flavor is very hoppy, but one-dimensional, sweet caramel maltiness, grassy aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a hazed apricot with a finger of lively white head that dies rather quick and laces nice random sheets. Awesome smell. Floral, piney, juicy hops with grapefruit. Taste is a delight. Big hops, rind, grapefruit but backed by some malt that finally gives way to the hops at the end for nice bitter finish. Light in the mouth with the perfect amount of carbonation. Drinkability...lets just say if I lived in the ATL, this would be my drank all day, every day. Give this one a shot and be rewarded..

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Golden-amber color with a smallish head. Aroma is powerful with a nice grapefruit-floral quality to it plus some sweet malts detectable. Flavor has a nice citrus hop balanced against some sweet, but subtle malts. Nice, but the flavor faded too quickly and didnt quite live up to the great aroma. Not bad, maybe a super-fresh bottle would do it for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7654) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle thanks to my friend bringing some back this way. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium sized head. Aroma is of citrus, pine, and hops. Taste is very very crisp! Grapefruit, and other citrus notes, along with a long lasting finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Bottle. HAzy copper with lasting medium head. Nice strong citrus and hop aroma. Taste? Hop, hop and hops. But you shouldnt expect less from an IPA. All in all smooth and light and a good tasting IPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (5143) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2010 12 oz, bb 1/20/08. Clear, darkish copper with a medium-sized head that lasts. Aroma is strong grapefruit, pine and catpiss. Flavor is mostly the same with some hints of dry cereal and resin. Palate is light-medium, dry with hops and too frothy-airy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12314) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
pours a light tan head that bubbles and cloudy orange/amber color. Aroma is pine needles/citrus hops then sweet grapefruit comes through. Taste is pine needles/pink grapefruit rind-hops with some bitterness, secondary/faint medium malt. OK/mild carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2007
A pretty decent Amerian India Pale Ale. fairly malty and a little light caramel. The citrusy and floral hops blend well into this brew.


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