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RATINGS: 3539   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2003 re-rate: This is much better than I first thought. It's drier than Stone Ruination, and slightly less bitter, but not a bad IPA by any means! A wide variety of hoppiness fill the flowery/aromatic flavor. Some citrus, like grapefruit, too. The carbonation is just right. There is not much head retention. Very smooth and easy to drink. It reminds me why I love IPA's.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5124) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2003 Re-rate - Expected more hops? What was I thinking? This is perfectly hopped. Huge floral hop nose. Intense flavor, with the perfect malt to hop balance. A great IPA, though slightly inferior to the Ruination. Original, 3.9 - Nice color and lacing. Decent aroma of hops and sweetness. I really expected more hops in the flavor, but it is creamy and mildly sweet, which I find enjoyable. This is a prett good IPA, but 90 Minute and Hop Devil are better. Thanks Racegoer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holdwine (1097) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Granted I’m a hop fanatic, but wow. Strong hoppy and floral notes right up front. You know what you are getting yourself into. I’ll just let you read the other reviews while I have another one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth (2821) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2003 From the bottle. Great nose. Like smelling fresh hops. Then balanced nicely with the malt. A great overall expeience

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPALover (63) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 31, 2002
I love this beer. It has a big hop aroma which leads you into a crisp sharp hoppy elixir which is a feast for all your bitter taste buds. However they won’t be able to taste much afterwords :).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1703) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Huge hop nose - flowery and brightly fruity. While the hops are brilliantly exploding from the glass, the taste actually grooves into a sweet sugary cereal flavor. Nice balance and overall drinkability.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Pale golden color. Good white head. Aroma of hops, and then some. Brutally bitter and hoppy, but offset by a heavy, syrupy sweet body. Not as elegantly balanced as Ruination, but for being its kid brother, it’s mighty hefty. You would never guess it’s 6.9 ABV from the taste. Magnificent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2002
fruity, hoppy, flowery, perfumy, Trix and Fruity Pebbles aroma with grassy hops and alcohol. Tons of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Light straw-colored body with a rocky white head. Lacing by the ton as the head diminishes. Huge amounts of hops in the nose. Smells like fresh hops! Very floral aromas. A well-balanced IPA though. Just the right amount of bitter to balance the malt character. Smooth on the palate and the whole way down. I like this better than Ruination.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2012 3/3/12: Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of hops, citrus, resin. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Not sparkling. Lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, florals, 12/22/02: 10/4/10/5/19=4.8

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