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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden in color with an assertive hop bitterness. This beer won gold medals at The Great American Beer Festival in 1989 and 1990. A true American Classic.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pbrick (13) - Roseville, California, USA - APR 23, 2007
Best IPA in the Sacramento area, in my opinion. Great citrus and spice aroma, wonderful medium body and a taste that is exactly what I expect in an IPA - bready sweet up front, followed by a great hop bittering that doesn’t overpower. Finished dry, with a mild lingering bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
22 oz. bottle,from BevMo LaJolla. Finally getting to rate this one, had it on draft a few months ago but lost my ratings book! Pours medium amber with a slight chill haze and a large, fluffy off-white head that lingers nicely. Aroma is hop dominant with sufficient, toasty and slightly caramel malt notes, hops are pine resin, citrus with just a hint of something vegetal and spoiling. Flavor is also hop dominant, certainly fulfilling the commercial description claim of "assertive hop bitterness", more pine and grapefruit rind, along with a somewhat biscuity and toasty malt character, honey and orange make brief appearances leading up to a puckering and astringent evergreen oil aftertaste. Medium body and assertive carbonation. Another nice example of an in your face West Coast IPA!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (3743) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Bottle pours a dingy hazy orange with a fine sandy colored head. Veey big citrsu rind hoppy aro.a. Noderate malt flavor and big pine and citrus flavor. Some soft caramel malts. Lots of IBUs a little soapy. Medium body and lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4852) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Courtesy of Skyview. Copper color with a thin head. Citrusy aroma. Good mix of pine and citrus hop flavors with a caramel malt backbone. Finishes moderately dry. Pretty much a textbook IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4303) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle courtesy ericandersnavy. Clear golden orange color. Whitish head. Aroma is sweet hops, fresh and earthy. Flavor is bright hops, bitter notes and sappy pine. Finishes dry and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle from Whole Foods San Diego. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, pine, peach, citrus and malt. Nice bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Tap. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, fizzy white head with medium retention and light lacing. Aroma is fragrant floral, citrus, and pine hops with tropical fruity esters, cookie and biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5748) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
4 oz draft pour at Spacebar. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, caramel. Tastes of citrus, pine, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation. Not too complex but good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsen1635 (629) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle. Murky dark amber pour with white head. Aroma has lots of flowers and some apricot. Taste is balanced with medium bitterness. Medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (5830) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle from Kihoskh in Copenhagen. Hoppy fruity smell with pine and a caramel maltbase in the background. Similar taste. Medium bitterness. Nice maltbase that lifts the hops. This is probably a bit aged since the hops feels a bit faded. Still a nice beer though. Clean.


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