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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our celebratory ale brewed as a rich caramel/chocolate enhanced IPA.

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3.4
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2007
brown with a smallish off white head, aroma is of some malt but mostly hops. Flavour is of a chocolatey IPA, not a whole lot going on here, but it is quite good.

3.5
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2007
brown color with faint white head. Watery aroma with plenty of hop character bit not a lot of malt to it. Hippy body with a sweet tinge to it and a bitter finish.

3.4
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/28/2005
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting

slightly hazy dark amber, whispy head, sweet piney citrus aroma, good sweet piney malt flavor, plenty of balancing hops, bitterness shows up late and lingers

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

4.2
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Pours a clear deep reddish-brown or auburn color, with a thick mass of tan foam, at least 3" high. Solid lacing through and through. Mild hops in the aroma - much subtler than the flavor would suggest. Let’s start with the malt - caramel, toffee, and a bit of dry grains. Then a prominently bitter taste kicks in, with lots of citrus and spicy hops. Ample body and carbonation. Excellent. The beer finishes with the same bittering and spicy hops. There’s just a hint of a licorice flavor in the maltiness that I pick up in the aftertaste.

4
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2006
tap. clear brown pour with nice head. lacing throughout. spicy hop araoma. dryhop, fruity, caramel malts, dry bitterness. damn fine beer.

4
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Sampled from Growler provided by Josh. 2006 version. Poured a dark copper / orange color (almost brown) with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, oranges, and pineapples. Tastes of caramel, vanilla, citrus, pine, bread and I was getting some plums. Nicely balanced. Light lacing left on the glass. Smooth and easy drinking.

4
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Thanks to Josh for sharing this 2006 Anniversary Ale from a growler. Pours a translucent ruby amber with a foamy off white medium head that left some lacing. Aroma of orange, floral hops, caramel, hints of pine, various fruits and grapes. Flavor was malty, some roast, hop bitterness that lingers and yeast.

4.1
Stine (1782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Pours to a chestnutty amber with a beige, wispy head. A very well balanced IPA altogether, accenting unique qualities of all its components throughout. Aromas of butterscotch, smoke and citrus, with flavors of pineapple, peach, caramel and toffee. Couldn’t ask for a better malty IPA that isn’t a double, really.

3.8
theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - OCT 25, 2006
GABF 2006 poured and tasted. This was my favorite of the Town Hall selection provided for the festival. Nice full flavor, yeasty bready. Nice bitterness balanced throughout.

4
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Pour is hazy amber with no head...smell is all pine...well balanced with nice biscuit caramel malt flavors with a strong but not overpowering piney finish...


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