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RATINGS: 3923   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dermi (1128) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2016
33 cl, canned. Pours clear orange-tinted yellow with a medium white head. Aroma: Citric fruits, zest. Malt, biscuits. Taste: Somewhat sweet, notable bitterness. Zesty tones, balanced malty flavours. Grains. Palate: Medium body, average carbonation. Dry finish. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (298) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Original recipe rating : 4.1

Rating v1.1 now.
Delicious impeccible gold pour, admirable head.
More tropical-heavy nose of papaya, grapefruit, and tangerine, hints of pastel candy and floral notes, much less emphasis on the pine compared to the last version.
Flavor, again, presents a profound tropical bottom end, papaya, soft mango, sweet flowers, lime rind, canned tangerine, highly floral and, admittedly, beautiful complex linger with lime rind.
This, ultimately, is a step up from the original recipe, yet the absence of piney-ness has been replaced with hoppy resin (which is similar yet sometimes interchangeable).
This new version presents more tropical fruit than the other. A much more "ripe" flavor, but still wields the bitterness well and dryness too.
Impermanence is the beauty of life. I was skeptical of this "new version", but it’s still well balanced. I just miss the pine!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mesjasz (1086) - Lodz, POLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Aroma of citrus fruits, some flowers. Taste is medium bitter, dry. Flavor of rasin, citrus seeds, herbs. Aftertaste is long, tanin like, bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
konungen (505) - - SEP 19, 2016
Klar mörkgult med vitt skum. Riktigt god epa som känns färsk. Tropisk frukt, citrus, krispig. Grymt god!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phillybass (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2016
A bit rough on my stomach but a damn delicious IPA. not too extreme. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moolesen (479) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2016
Can 33cl. Yellow/orange with a nice white head. Hoppy/malty aroma, pine tree. Flavor of mandarine, malt and plenty of bitter hops. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AnG_BrgNor (532) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2016
Aroma of caramalts, pine and some fruity notes. Taste id bitter with citrus, grapefruit, pine, grassy hops. Medium thin body with good carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChadPoole (314) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours cloudy gold with a foamy white head that laces the glass. Aroma is grapefruit,  pineapple, malt and pine. Flavour is bitter citrus and fruit. Good balanced taste. An all around great IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nurmis (422) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2016
0,33ml can, brewed in Berlin. Pours clear orange with medium sized head. Pine, citrus, malts. Quite basic IPA in a good way, no real weaknesses. Nicely balanced and full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portwood (183) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
Pineapple, grapefruit, caramel, fresh citrus, pine forest. Thick mouth feel, creamy & malty. Citrus peel/zest, pine resin, very dry and bitterness lingers a long time. (bottled 07/18/16 BB 04/12/17)

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