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RATINGS: 3731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2005
(on bottle)Had this one a bit too warm, so...Beige head and a light orange colour. POwerfull nose, like a bag o´hops hauled in your face. But the flavour it self is actually pretty balanced; sorry Greg. The finish, though, really takes revenge and makes you feel like the Joker; a grin from all the alpha, like a cramp.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 What’s not to like about this beer. Made by a company that knows hops, this is a great little brother beer to ruination. Great golden color, super hop bite.aroma is a perfect fresh representation of centennial hops, amazing.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Perfect golden color, nice fluffy white head, lasts a while before fading to a few islands and nice lace. Aroma is mostly hops, with undertones of peppery herbs (woodruff?, wormwood?), citrus, alcohol and grapefruit. Taste was a celebration of very bitter hops -- 2 weeks of dry-hopping! Moderate malt, but unroasted. Other flavors included tea, lime, green pepper, and juniper. This bitter taste is quite lasting, although rather refreshing. Dead-on mouthfeel, not too much carbonation. Excellent IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 22 oz. bottle. Pronounced head, flavor and aroma of, wait for it, hops... citrus, grass, lawn clippings, and a little dirt that is interesting. Mouthfeel is pleasantly full, refreshing but with some weight, very slightly viscous. Lasting bitterness but not over the top, grassy notes on lingering finish. Awesome lacing, altogether great looking and tasting. Quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (3024) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2006 Aroma:Full of exotic fruit hops aroma... Appearance:Clear orange,small head.... Flavor:Caramel,exotic fruit hops....

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Nice golden color with a white head. Smells lively, fruity, of citrus zest, and hops galore. Taste is obviously hoppy, also spicy and a bit of grain on the bitter finish. Nice cripsy mouthfeel. Actually I didnt like this one too much, but its a well made beer, and lovers of the style should try it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3359) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. It pours to a huge thick, fully lasting rocky white head with excellent lacing atop a golden body. The aroma is oranges and is very hoppy. Kinda piney under all those oranges. Light malt hides there too. Odd hints of ketchup linger below this. The flavor is pretty good. Not as good as Ruination, but still good. Oranges, sweet caramel malts, light pine hints. The palate is crisp and refreshing with a medium/light creamy mouthfeel. This is worth trying. :)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1284) - TAIWAN - JUN 6, 2005
bottled, amber color w/ off white head. rich hoppy nose mixed w/ orange and hops. full bodied, hoppy as expected. bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diederic (1) - CANADA - JUN 4, 2005 does not count
Bitter, bitter. Just past my bitter limit, I stress just. I knew going in that this should be expected. Good flavour and aroma. Still a very good beer. I would like to try this with different food to get a better sense of the beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2005 Very bitter, citrusy finish (that’s why we’re drinkin’ it, right?). Subtle, lightly carbonated palete. Thin white head, copper to yellow gradient body. Very bitter. Wait, did I already say that? Maybe I shouldn’t be drinking this with this sweet food.

Rerate: Not nearly as bitter as when I foolishly at ate with very sweet food, though I’m gonna keep the rating the same. Taste was very hoppy, bitter, yes, and pretty good at that, though nothing fabulous. I probably overrated last time whereas this time was spot on: balanced taste, balanced aroma, though nothing great (9+), so this will stick with a 3.8


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