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RATINGS: 3642   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a golden amber color with a medium white head. Flavor is hoppy with a bountiful aroma.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Pine and citrus aroma with clear golden amber color and a medium white head. Flavor is excellent with a wonderful hop bite. Alcohol is very well hidden. A great IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
robertmorrison (1) - Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2003 does not count
It's very refined, but almost too "warm" around the edges. The clear taste is superb, but not acidic enough for me. It needs more "edge".

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2003
Golden color with a nice white head. The taste is fruits with a nice hoppy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Bottle: nice aroma (Cascade probobly) head true to style. Strong hop bitterness with malty backbone followed by crisp dry hoppy finish. No holes in this beer. excellent lacing. A bit more straw colored than the regular pale ale but no less malty. The only better IPA I've had is my own.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2008 Bottle pours a hazy orange amber color with a nice rocky head and good lace. The aroma is citrus and pine. The flavor has a good floral hop show of grapefruit and pine. The palate is average with some decent cleansing bubbles. Overall, this is a good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2003
Hoppy brew for hopheads, I liked it but I could not drink a lot of it, too hoppy for my tastes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Crisp, golden color with a cohesive white head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Flavor is thick, resiny and chewey with hops. Not overly bitter but chock full of that good hop flavor. Very above average.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Golden orange with a slight haze. Large, thick head that dissipated over time. Lacing all the way down the glass. Aromas of fresh hops and ripe citrus. It has a nice bite from hops but not over-powering. A citrus flavor coats the mouth and has a pleasant after-taste. Wonderful IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
micheller (14) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2003
This is the best hoppiest beer you will ever find. Thanks HH. This is truly a good beer. Long live hops :-)


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