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RATINGS: 3851   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Stand on its own IPA with plenty of hoppy yuminness. Great tight thick head with strong hop aroma. Hardly any noticable malt taste but still not over the top in hoppy flavor. Second only to Great Divide Titan IPA

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopshopshops (4) - napoleon, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2005 does not count
The best beer I’ve ever tasted hands down. The perfect amount of hoppy bitterness. I love this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Clear copper orange. Malt with citrus nose. Perfect balance of bitterness with the sweet malt mixed with the pine and citrusy taste. Clean crisp finish. One of my favorites, and not overated.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2005
This is a very good IPA. I didn’t really care for on first taste, but as the glass went on it seem to get better. Clear rich golden color.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2006 This beer pours with a creamy white head with plenty of lacing. Lots of hops dominate the smell and taste of this magnificent beer. Easily the best easily available IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2005
clear amber witha fluffy white head. aroma is hoppy. tastes bitter with lots of hops, but slight sweetness which isn’t off-putting at all. bitter finish lingers. quite enjoyable.

3.6
   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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1444) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimhilt (2551) - 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 Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

4.4
   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.


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