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RATINGS: 1210   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 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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4.2
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Hazy copper color with a well-defined, sustained, creamy, white head. Aroma is dominated by grapefruit and lemon grass that come off as separate, distinct, and intense components. So intense that it shows a resinous quality. Flavor is beautifully bold. Intense citrus, grapefruit pith, resin, lemon, and grassy flavors are off set with a wonderful IPA acidity and a firm, sweet malt. A keeper.

4.4
pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2006 Great hops. You get a wif as soon as the top is off. Pours between a light orange and a lovely gold. The malt hits first then as it fades the hops really take over. Not as hoppy as a double IPA, but for a regular IPA this is close to the top. Re-rate: Tons of grapefruit in the flavor, as well as more of a malty backbone. Feels creamier than I remember as well. I already liked this beer, but now it is amazing. I could drink this all damn day.

3.4
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Thanks to CaptainCougar for this one: Hazy orange with a thin white head. Citrusy hop aroma with a little caramel sneaking in as well. A relaxed citrus/floral flavor. Not quite the hop bomb that I usually hope for in IPAs. But it wasn’t bad.

3.6
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2006
I’m a big fan of IPA’s, and while this is niot the best I’ve had, it did not disappoint. Had the fruity aroma (apples, oranges) you would expect, and was highly hopped. A good bitterness in the finish, and an overall good drinking beer. This is one I could see having several of at once. Glad to see the local brewery did well.

3.5
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Bottle courtesy of goldtwins, thanks Larry! Pours a sunny orange with some sediment with a off white head that has ok retention. Nice hoppy aroma, full of both pine and citrus and even a bit of light caramel. The flavor has a nice crisp pine going on...perhaps a bit of citrus or grass with some light sweet malt torwards the front. Bittersweet over the tounge, at points even a tad sour leading to a nice long lasting hoppy finish. Pretty decent IPA overall.

3.8
pineypower (3325) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2006
Thanks to Goldtwins for this one....Pours out a very nice copper color with a small slowly fading head. Aroma is of floral and citrus hops. Taste is very well balanced with a nice hop bite, very good solid IPA, this would be a regular if I could get it up here.

3.6
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 22, 2006
12oz bottle from SpringsLicker! Copper color with a medium, quickly receding head. Good hoppy aroma with some grass and grapefruit notes. Well balanced, a bit mellow on the hop bite, at least for my tastes. Medium body and mouth feel with moderate carbonation. Slightly warming finish, a solid IPA!

4.4
HopMe (2) - Powder Springs, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2006 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2007 The best balanced IPA east of the Mississippi...bar none. Kudos to the folks in Atlanta for staying true to this style. For those that haven’t tried this one, you need to. When you open the bottle, the nose is hit with a sledgehammer. Hops, hops, hops...mostly piney, some citrus as well. But the aroma - which is a significantly important feature to the IPA style, in my opinion - is the richest of IPAs on the East Coast. The overall balance is well atoned with citrus and malt balanced by a great hop finish. Some day soon, people will catch onto this one.

3.6
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 24, 2006
(Bottle (best by end of Feb ’06) via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=1 target=blank>beeryum, thanks Dave!) Pours cloudy yellowish amberish orange, can actually see some solids suspended in there. Biscuit head with some solids within. Spotty foamy lacing. Aroma is mild fruity hops and malt, a little bready. Mouthfeel full, pretty smooth, a little "raw". Flavor is lightly fruity with mice malt and fairly bitter finish. Good, not overdone with hops. Sort of feels like good homebrew.

3.6
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2006
bottle. orangish copper color. cloudy. orange, hops sweetness followed by bitterness. bits of malt and carmel as well. i liked this one alot.


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