Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (991) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Perfectly hopped but smooth and balanced finish. Great eyerday IPA beautiful glowing amber color.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheGrimace (2) - , ISLE OF MAN - AUG 7, 2008 does not count
Hops til you drop, gorgeous color, creamy head, after-taste to die for. Yummy Yummy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3179) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Excellent IPA! Served with a nice thick, creamy, foamy, cream-colored head that settled to a creamy (ouch - what’s a synonym for creamy?) cover and lots of fine, sheeting lace. Color is a clear amber with loads of tiny bubble trails. Aroma is an aromatic blend of hop and caramel malt with a hint of fruit. Flavor’s like nose, has limited sweetness, perfect balance between bitter, carbonic tang in front, with that sweet just to compliment. Body and carbonation perfect. Finish is a little long and pleasant, very drinkable, and only the suggestion of alcohol. I want more!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
On tap at the Gertrude Hotel. Aromas of citrus, hints of vanilla and grass. Sweet, with light bitterness, long length.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle @ home. Clear orange color, medium to full sized white head that lasts for quite a long time. Aroma is malts, hops, fruit hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits, a slight fruit sweet touch. Taste lightly malts, hops, fruit hops, tropical fruits again, fruity bitter finish. Medium body, decent carbonation. Very nice! Lovely IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a dark orange, crystal clear body with a thick, finger-width, rocky white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of soapy lacing. Aroma of sweet, resiny, floral citrus and a real nice balancing caramel. Flavor is nicely balanced as well. Big grapefruit, resiny citrus with lots of sweet caramels. Finishes medium dry with a long, resiny aftertaste. Medium bodied. Overall, a really well put together IPA. Big taste, not overly aggressive, and very well balanced from beginning to end. Impressive stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Pours translucent dark gold with a touch of amber hue, ample sized white head laces nicely. Nose has an abundance of citrus, especially tangerine and maybe some apricot-grapefruit. On the palate there’s a candied malt sweetness that mingles nicely with the hoppy-citrusy flavors. Finishes well with some herbal hop flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Wow was this a surprise. Sweet malts everywhere, of the vienna and sweet tea vein. Hops definitely take a back seat to the sweet maltiness of this fine beer. Citrussy hops in the background. Great beer, though I may call this more of an english bitter than an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlephNull3 (114) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Damn this beer is so good. Pours a nice golden slightly hazy hue with a light head with slight lacing. Aroma average, not really for me somehting I could identify. Taste ... all I can say is WOW. the smooth dryness of the hops with a mellow so tasteful citrus finish. THIS BEER IS REALLY F**ING. This beer goes on my highly recommended list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1814) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Wine 101 in Wake Forest. Pours dark orange with bubbly off-white carbonation. Aroma of fresh pine and tangerines. Clean grapefruit and citrus flavor with a slightly bitter pine and grass finish. Nice juicy mouthfeel that keeps this from seeming too watered down like some IPAs. A great IPA that may fall short of some of the other San Diego breweries but is great overall.

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