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RATINGS: 3572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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.


3.9
   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.

3.8
   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.

4.8
   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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JasonParr99 (1) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2002 does not count

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
il2dune99 (1) - vista, California, USA - DEC 20, 2002 does not count

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Great pour: head and lacing is great. Very clear bronze with light carbonation visible. The aroma is good but surprisingly light given the strength of flavor. Rich and complex flavor leading to a long and changing finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
Wow. By far the best IPA I have ever had. Superbly hoppy and very crisp with a slight sweetness in the middle. Not quite as knock you off your feet hoppy as I would have guessed - but thats a good thing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 11, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003 Light amber, slightly cloudy. Aroma entices, bitter semi-sweet flavor follows it well but requires commitment - which is rewarded as the glass depletes, to the point that I was sad after last drop. While I prefer Stone"s Pale Ale for drinkability, this is a fine IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2002
This beer is not yet available in my area. So I was delighted to see it in a store in Bethlehem PA for me to try having both enjoyed ’Arrogant Bastard’ and seeing it rated so highly here. Well... I am sad to report that maybe I got a bad bottle. It was fine but not all that it seems to be cracked up to be here. What I tasted was a very well balanced, flavorful, well hopped IPA. But I suppose I prefer something a little more off the beaten path... it was nice overall, but unremarkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2002
lots of floral hops, a very deceiving brew at first I thought oh this isn’t too bitter but then about five minutes later when my lips were still puckered I reconsidered, the finish may actually be TOO bitter


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