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RATINGS: 3196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bold, spicy and menacingly delicious, this American-hopped India Pale Ale offers an aromatic punch and then follows through with a lasting, full-bodied finish.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kane (111) - USA - SEP 16, 2004
The name inspires an over the top hop beer but delivers a solid if somewhat subdued IPA. Thick and malty, similar to Indica IPA but not as good. A well balanced effort.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1588) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Poured orange with a slight rocky head. Huge citrus and evergreen aroma. Flavor was really well balanced with the perfect amount of malt to compliment the hop without becoming cloying. Gret palate for the style with enough heft to keep the flavor, but not so much as to be sticky.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkBarnes (413) - Waterville, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2007 Sept. 12, 2004: Tried this on tap, and went through a six-pack at a later date. Its hoppy alright, but a bit too heavy, sweet and "oily" for my unrefined palate. Not my favorite IPA, despite its great "rep." Re-rate on Sept. 24, 2006: Bumping up the scores a bit here. This is darker and maltier than the likes of citrusy & dry IPAs like Smuttynose, Southern Tier and Stone; however, this is a delicious brew Id be happy to have anytime.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - SEP 12, 2004
This is the hoppiest beer I have yet to try,and its good if hops are your thing. There is also a fair amount of malts,but not quite enough to give it the right balance.Hos do dominate the taste. Very citrisy,and lots of bite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2005 Pours a beautiful deep amber with a medium cream off white head. Some sweetness in the aroma but all fruity hops. Some peach and pineapple aroma. Flavor gives you a second of sweetness then fills your mouth with hoppy bitterness and a long clean finish. Smooth light to medium mouthfeel. Cask version at DBA. Body seemed thicker with little to no carbonation. Flavor was very similar but aroma was muted and a little more earthy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2004
Thank you Pennsylvania for introducing the world to the best IPA I have ever had. Im loving it!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
aquaticape42 (3) - collingdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2004 does not count
simply irresistable. the first non-shit beer ive tried, and im still drinking it

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2004
One of the best East cost American style IPAs Ive tried. Excellent hop flavor with great balance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2004
The old standby. Dark copper, frothy lasting tan head. Great lacing. Nose is full of florals, citric fruits, and caramel sweetness. Very well balanced, but the hops seem to always want to win this battle. Medium to full bodied, creamy, soft carbonation, sweet hopped up finish. Always a winner in my book....

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Trade from Docklock, Thanks. Smells pungent. Like cannabis. Translucent amber color. Hmmm ok now this is a hoppy beer I can appreciate. There are other flavors going on. Some sweetness from start to finish, lots of bitterness. Kinda like dipping a 9 Volt into spun sugar then licking it. This is obviously more of a British style IPA then an American. There are subtle flavors not just hop-explosions.


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