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RATINGS: 3646   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
A wonderful IPA, strong, hoppy, golden, and drinkable. This is ruinations tough little brother. The beer is like a sunrise on a day after a rain, bright, goldenrod, majestic. The hoppy nose is a near-perfect compliment to the lemony-grapefruity aromas that waft from a freshly-poured 22. I am a believer in drinking all good beer from a large-mouthed Belgian beer glass, and to truly appreciate this beer, you need to first inhale its essence. But that only barely prepares you for the oral assault you experience when this hop-bomb touches your tongue. Almost sweet in its balanced maltiness, this IPA is very nearly the avatar of its genre.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
This particular IPA was on tap at O’Brien’s. It was a "fresh hop" brew on cask. Big pine and grapefruit nose, with slight barnyard and citrusy notes. Rich gold color and light effervesence.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2004
Hazy golden color. Very nice and fruity aroma: hop, malt, oranges, fudge, pink grapefruit. Quite dry texture, thin body, the malt shows better a bit later, and of course very hoppy (and well fruity). Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
malika (36) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 4, 2004
The color is opaque, amber, warm. The aroma is of fragrant hop; elderflowers. The taste shows a very perfumed hop and balanced bitterness; at the end the bitterness is dominant. Great.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 Wow. This beer has a fantastic aroma and looks wonderful when you pour it. The taste has a lot of hops, but they are quite easy to take in. The pour has an orange color which is very nice to look at. The flavor is bitter but easy to drink. The aftertaste is one of the best. I’m glad I was able to find this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2960) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Bottle Pours a very pale crystal clear golden orange with a medium sized but dense and creamy off white head. Lots of fine sticky lacing. Aroma is a quite intense floral hops. Very shap. Flavor is much softer than I anticipated. Flowery, and malty but very easy and drinkable. Some caramel and light fruits in the flavor as well. Feel is very smooth and rich. Carbonation is quite soft and just a very drinkable IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2004
On tap. Color is orangy golden with white head. Aroma is floral and citrus with a blast of hops. Taste is excellently hoppy and crisp with a nice balance of malt as it warms. SO GOOD.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Bottle. Bought this one at Mad Mex in North Hills of Pittsburgh. Pours a wonderful amber (but surprisingly clear) color and laces well without a huge head. Nice nose of citrus and sweetness. Great flavor of bitter and slight sweetness along with a nice flavor that is hard to pinpoint. Great stuff, on the lines of Victory’s Hop Devil. This one may be better, but I need about 30 or 40 more to be sure... and then I’ll have to taste Hop Devil again for a case or two. and then....etc

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlondeBush (5) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2004 does not count
Purchased this one from the brewery--- they filled my growler right from the tap. Such a fun way to get your beer! Beautiful, reddish-golden ale with a light lacy head. Strong hoppy character as advertised, with excellent balance of flavors. Unique and totally drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Bottle.Pours a clear light copper hue with a rocky head and great lacing. Notes of citrus, pine and malt in the nose. Great balance hoppy flavor that accents the malt in the body. Good pine and citrus bitterness that lingers a good amount of time going down your throat. This is a great IPA.


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