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RATINGS: 3660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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 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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 24, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 Thin/Medium, crisp mouthfeel that leaves a ton of flavor behind. Like sparkling spring water with a glorious addition of spicy hops. There is some malt and bread to balance the hops kick. Can’t ever go wrong with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Ahh, hops. Candi sugar, green floral and grassy hops. Grapefruity. Lemon pez. Floral, bitter finish. Really lemon pledgey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 17, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2004 Pours a bright golden orange. Nice sized white head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops, a little whif of alcohol and malt too. Flavor is full of hops. Palate is happy, wow, might be my favorite IPA to date. Thanks to SHAG for this tasty brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ncreep24 (1) - USA - NOV 14, 2004 does not count
The first word that comes to mind when imbibing this wonderful beer is power. Everything about it screams "more". Its hard to believe a beer that is so hoppy can be so well balanced and malty. The mouth feel is incredible as each bite, er...umm. drink is absolutely filled with richness and delight. A true to style IPA that could only have been made with an American Flare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Pours a deep gold with a thin, yeasty head. Aroma is strong and hoppy with a firm backbone of malt. Very hoppy flavor as well, with the sweet, fruity malt coming in on the back end leading to bitter hop finish. An excellent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2005 This is a damn good IPA. IPA’s are soon becoming one of my favorite styles of beers. This ale starts out with a stong aftertaste, but once you taste buds get acclamated then its smooooth sailing from here on in. This beer has a crisp beginning with a mildly bitter after taste. For the money there is no IPA better than this one. Go out and get it!

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