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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Our India Pale Ale exhibits a complex hop aroma, largely due to the generous usage of Cascade and Centennial hops, as well as a subtle malt character from the various malts used to achieve the wonderful balance exhibited in a world-class IPA. San Diego has become world renown for the wonderful and flavorful beers produced here – and India Pale Ales are no exception. Our national award winning interpretation of the style reflects both the history of IPA and the American variation of this distinct beverage. We hope you enjoy it! 66 IBU

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kroney (214) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2013 Pours an orange copperish color, with a thick white head. Big citrus hop aroma that gives way to almost a stale malt smell at the end. Just like the first smell, the first taste is big citrus hop(orange, grapefruit, and even a little lemon zest)... but there’s something not "fresh" about the malt background. Maybe its the bottle I got, but this leaves a lot to be desired, especially with how many good things I’ve heard about this beer. Decent, but probably not worth the $6+/bomber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1866) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 2, 2015
Cervesa amb fort aroma i gust a cítrics, potser el pomelo és el que destaca. Cerveza con fuerte aroma y sabor a cítricos, quizás el pomelo es el que destaca.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IslandHaole (1137) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - OCT 2, 2015
32 oz can all to myself! Big grapefruit peel hops with a bit of spice & caramel. Light haze, orangey color with a foamy head, off-white with a touch of gold/yellow color. Thick lacing. Light carbonation, good feel but IMO, needs a bit more for the style. Well balanced, quality ingredients, very flavorful, alcohol noticeable. This is damned good and almost great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1478) - SPAIN - SEP 26, 2015
Can 94,6cl / Lata 94,6cl. @ Ralphs, San Diego, CA, USA A: Hazy amber / Ambar turbio. T/S: Hops, fruity, citrusy, slightly malty / Lupulo, afrutado, citrico, ligeramente a malta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. 3.0 A: Moderately hazed light orange brown color. Just under one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is below average and just a few wisps of lacing are left. 3.5 S: Citrusy hops - orange, mango, and papaya. A touch of sugary hops as well. Light caramel maltiness and some bready yeastiness. Smells good, but doesn’t stand out among the myriad others. 3.5 T: Moderate bitterness. Citrusy hop flavor with the fruits mentioned above. Bready yeastiness and a mild caramel sweetness. 3.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation, but a little bity. Light creaminess and a bit chewy from the yeast. 3.25 D: Again, solid all around, but it loses some zeal from the style being ubiquitous. ★ 724 characters DavoleBomb, Sep 08, 2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (2122) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2015
Goud onhelder bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt fruitig, zoet, snoepjes. Smaakt goed bitter, fruitig, dennen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomekk1978 (1000) - Ząbki, POLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Aromat: z pewnością nie świeży. Mieszanka cytrusów, cytrynowego płynu do naczyń, alkoholu (likieru), chleba, spieczonej skórki od chleba i herbatników. Do tego mokry karton, miód, co sugeruje utlenienie. Raczej nie zachęca do spróbowania. Dopiero po dolaniu dolnej części piwa (z drobinkami chmielu) aromat stał się wreszcie bardziej cytrusowy.

Wygląd: barwa złota, głęboka, klarowna (po dolaniu zamglona z wyraźnymi drobinkami chmielu). Piana biało żółta, zmieniająca swoją strukturę. Od obfitej i grubo pęcherzykowej do niewielkiej i drobno pęcherzykowej. Ogólnie umiarkowanie trwała.

Smak: niewielka słodycz, nuty miodowe, kwaskowe, alkoholowe, drożdżowe. Po prostu nieświeże. Dopiero po dolaniu dolnej części piwa zaczęło się coś dziać. Goryczka powyżej średniej owocowo- ziołowa, wsparta alkoholem. Nieco drażniąca i raczej długa. Średnia do krągłej pełnia, niskie do umiarkowanego wysycenie i kwaskowo- goryczkowy finisz z wyraźną nutą alkoholową, rozgrzewająca przełyk.

Po raz kolejny trafia do nas piwa amerykańskie, które jest wyraźnie nieświeże. Nuty utlenienia aż bolą i trudno je tak naprawdę ocenić. Szkoda zwłaszcza, że trzeba za takie gnioty zapłacić ponad 15 zł. Niestety bije to w browary z USA, które będą się nam kojarzyć niezbyt dobrze. Świeże być może warto, to sprowadzone do Polski na pewno nie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2888) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
650 ml bottle courtesy of MK. Pours a clearish golden orange colour with good-sized whiteish head with solid retention. Aroma is earthy and piney with some citrus and caramel. Flavour has lots of earthiness and pine with a subtler citric hoppiness and some underlying caramel maltiness. Drying finish. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (21774) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
Keg at Lilla Barkarby, Barkarby. Clear pale amber, rocky head. Perfumy nose with grapefruit peels. Sweet with medium-full body and rounded, somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Caramelly malt, sugar, hop oils and resin. Caramel and citrus before a piney, resiny finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5272) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle: Poured a light orangey color ale with a nice foamy head. Aroma of dry citrusy hops notes with light piney notes is refreshing. Taste is a nice mix between some refreshing piney notes with some light citrus and dry caramel notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed IPA that doesn’t necessarily steer form the beaten track.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (940) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 26, 2015
Alluring citrus aroma in a golden amber pour. Hop forward balance with restrained sweet malt body. Palate cleansing finish is crisp clean and sustained. A good beer - but nothing exceptional.

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