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RATINGS: 3675   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Bottle and keg: Filtered
Launched: August 1997
Hops: Magnum, Chinook & Centennial
By definition, an India Pale Ale is hoppier and higher in alcohol than its little brother, pale ale-and we deliver in spades. Now one of the most well respected and best-selling IPAs in the country, this golden beauty explodes with citrusy flavor and hop aromas, all perfectly balanced by a subtle malt character. This crisp, extra hoppy brew is hugely refreshing on a hot day, but will always deliver no matter when you choose to drink it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 On tap at Portsmouth Brewery on 05/15/2010. The waitress tried to claim this was brewed there, but the tap handle told a different story. Clear golden body with a medium frothy white head. Big citrus and resiny hop aroma. Big citrus and resiny hop flavor with some pale malt in the background. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. - 7/3/7/3/15 - 3.5 11/19/2005 - A white thick head that lasts a long time. The color is a very clear and light amber color. There is a very clear hoppy aroma. The flavor is bitter but flowery at the same time. 8/3/8/3/15 - 3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1393) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2009 this is a pretty solid IPA. anyway it was an excellent bitterness to it, and a nice hops aroma, perhaps a bit of caramel. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimhilt (2490) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Pours a white, two finger-head that vanishes slowly leaving a good lace. Clear light amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is a strong hop. Starts with hops, somewhere there are malts - there is a trace of sweetness but the hops dominate, bitter finish that lingers. $2.30 for a 12oz bottle from Julioís Liquors Westborough, Ma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2005
this beer is great. well balanced hops from start to finish. Crisp and dry with a nice bitter hops finish. great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Poured light amber, nose is all floral hops, very pleasant aroma. Flavor was more floral hops, the malts I thought were nicely blended. This was very good and the gargoyle on the bottle is pretty neat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (9110) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2005
Bottle. Hazy orange/gold with a large head. Aromas are caramel, pine and spices, quite sweet and surprisingly floral - also, alcohol. Flavours are caramel malts with pepper and spices, followed by bitter hops. Lots of pepper on the finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2005
A very enjoyable IPA, with a noticeable bitter quality. Golden and cloudy in color. A very refreshing beer to be enjoyed with steaks or on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sweetnlow (19) - Hudson, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2005
A strong floral taste and aroma, not too hoppy. A sort of Gewurztraminer beer. Very attractive color. $4.50 for 22 oz means itís not an everyday brew for me, but I would serve it to guests.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4470) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
Bottle. Golden beer with a grassy and slightly vinous aroma, and a dry, vinous flavour with a short dry finish. Overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2005
Pale orange, thick white head. Aggressive hop aroma with a little nuttyness. Fresh, citric, flowery flavour with some notes of grapefruit and lemon. Somewhat sweet palate. Has a little warming alco-feeling. Decent, lingering bitterness in finish. Excellent.

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