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RATINGS: 3675   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onchi (2) - - AUG 9, 2015 does not count
This beer is very spicy. This is little bit strong. Good smelling. I like this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngunity (77) - - AUG 8, 2015
From bottle. Balanced tasty ipa, enjoyable and sessionable without being an absolute standout. A fine import beer I’d recommend it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tognetta (493) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 7, 2015
Amarelo/laranja, espuma de média formação, boa retenção. Aroma bastante lupulado, mais cítrica que resinal, hortelã, florada, muito convidativa. Paladar de amargor leve/médio, baixo dulçor, mantendo a maior parte das características do aroma. Corpo leve, carbonatação média, não transparece os quase 7%. Aftertaste incrivelmente manteve a sensação de hortelã, e amargor no ponto exato ! Pena que não vem para o Brasil ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
clockk (211) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - AUG 6, 2015
Olor afrutado. Con buen cuerpo y espuma consistente. Color dorado. Sabor afrutado con final amargo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mars276 (88) - Cracow, POLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Kolor: Złocisty, piwo jest idealnie klarowne. Piana: Obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, trwała, pozostawia ładny lacing. Aromat: Głównie owoców tropikalnych, po zabełtaniu wyłazi lekki aldehyd octowy, z tyłu pałętają się jakieś cytrusy. Aromat jest OK. Smak: Goryczka średnia, ale niestety zalegająca. W smaku aldehydu octowego jest dużo więcej niż w aromacie - zdecydowanie za dużo. Przykrywa wszystkie te owoce. Alkohol wyczuwalny tylko jako grzanie w przełyk. Niestety słabo. Wysycenie: Średnie, idealne. Opakowanie: Ładna etykieta ale minus za brak informacji o składzie. Uwagi: Co najwyżej średnie IPA. Goryczka zalegająca, a ilość aldehydu octowego nie do zaakceptowania. Nie ratuje tego przyzwoity aromat i ładny wygląd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msbernac (1319) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle Aroma-orange, ananas, pineapple, floral Appearance-golden, clear, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-very good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3594) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Dobre IPA, ale nie powalajace jak te oceny na portalu. Srednia pianka malo trwala, kolor miedziany. Piwo pachnie owszem spora dawka chmielu, smak adekwatny do skladnikow czyli sporo chmielu. Brakowalo mi jakiejsc rownowagi, bo nic poza chmielem tu nie bylo. A jakas kontra by sie przydala. Ale napewno bylo to smaczne piwo wytrawne i to bardzo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cokolwiek11 (201) - POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Golden color clear beer but with small stuff floating in (hops I quess) and half of finger of white head that last pretty long. Aroma: 1st sweet orange and grapes, after warming up its more like mango, papaya. It’s almost perfect but there’s a little defect like garlic or something that doesnt fit in. taste: light malty sweet, big a little lingering bitterness. Flavours of fruits and something between resin and grass. Palate: medium body, low carbonation. Long finish. Overall: Really good IPA. Wonderfull beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
atrox (545) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Clear, golden colour; nice, white head with lacing. Sweet, malty backbone, lot of sweet and citrus fruits, herbs and some honey from oxidation. Quite sweet taste, herbs and fruits. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GoufCustom (1216) - HONG KONG - JUL 25, 2015

355 ml bottle bought at Q-Club in SoHo, Central.

Looks: Translucent orange honey colour; Three-quarter finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with quite fizzy small carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant Ale malt, with fresh lemon peel, orange, pineapples, grapefruits, floral, strong honey, pine, strong resin, yeast and sharp fresh grass.

Taste: Mid to light sweet Ale malt, with very strong lemon peels, grapefruits, honey, light molasses, strong pine, very strong resin ooze, dry biscuits, yeast, very strong bitter hops and fresh cut grass.

Body: Close to medium body; Slick, creamy and very oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Very Ale-malty, even a moderate to light body can’t hide its richness. Massive 2C attack with insanely strong fresh lemon peels and grapefruits, you can’t get any fruiter and bitter than this! Resin ooze is just as intense but strangely quite without being overbearing as in most IIPAs. Biscuity yeast and strong grassy hops to round. Impressive!

Hoppiness: Excellent lemon, orange, pineapple, floral, honey and strong ooze in nose. Equally massive lemony resin fresh grass in taste. Bitterness is very strong yet tasty and match very well with the fruity resin for a lasting, very strong bitter fruity peel finish.

After Taste: Dry. Very oozy and nice strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: The Stone Cali Belgie I had previously gave me a hint of what to expect of this, but I am so surprised and satisfied by its intriguing hoppiness: the “strong for strong sake” idea on most craft IPAs and IIPAs does not apply here, as the strong 2Cs and magnum work together so well it bring refreshing fruitiness, just right resin and tasty strong bitterness. Such nice combination is very rare and this one nails it. This is my kind of strong IPA. Y-E-S!

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