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RATINGS: 3765   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2003
In a word, boring. It's such a highly-regarded brew, perhaps my expectations were just too high! Incredible golden color, like bottled sunshine! Amazing! But the flavor was too single-note. Super hoppy, sure, but nothing special, nothing to run back to. Like a quick hop fix, or a rush of any kind; ultimately not truly satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - APR 14, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2004 Ahhh... such a masterpiece here. Pours a deep gold with a fluffy white head. The head commonly sticks around till the beer is gone, and leaves decent lacing all the way down. The aroma is quite hoppy and wonderful. The taste... wow. Wonderful fresh hop flavor balanced by the ideal amount of sweet, light malts. Perfectly bitter too. Malts kind of creep around the sides, evident but recognizing their place in this beer. Body and mouthfeel are just flawless... wow. I love this IPA. Itís not my favorite... but it is damn near perfect. Iíve been lucky enough to have had it bottled and on tap quite a bit in the last week- on tap the hops are a bit fresher tasting and more evident, but itís definately very similar. :) (edited on 6/10 because apparently I had a cascade pellet stuck in my nose.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Well, for an IPA, this is one hoppy beer. It smells of hops, it is very hoppy in flavor and I cannot think of any part of the beer that doesnít have some hoppy part to it. If you like IPAís definetlly try this one, itís solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2005
The hops come forth as soon as the cap is popped from the bottle. Besides hops the nose is sweet and bready. Of course the hops are flowery and citrusy. The color is orange amber and it pours with a good head that lasts but is not frothy. The flavor is hoppy(of course) with a slight hint of honey and bread. The mouthfeel is moderately full and is just right for the style. The finish has a lasting bitterness with pine citrus notes. Very good beer, in fact the best IPA Iíve had to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Pours a dark amber color with a small white head and a lot of nice lacing. Aroma is very nice. lots of hops, pines and some grapefruit. Flavor has a lot of hops (even though I would like more) and some very nice grapefruit aftertast. great beer to drink a lot of!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2007
What he said below. Crisp, clean and refreshingly bitter. Canít say appearance is above average but quality of beer certainly is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark gold with a medium head. Nice lacing . Strong hop aroma. Medium palate. Very strong hop flavor with a hint of bitter at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 9, 2009
bottle. Pours the color of raw amber with a nice white head. Aroma of hops and lemon peel. The mouthfeel is very light which really allows you to appreciate the hops in this one. The best way to describe it is it just tastes fresh. Fresh pine, fresh citrus. It leaves a very clean feeling in your mouth along with a beautifully hoppy aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thefrutigers (104) - , Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2009 Bottle: Definitely slight pine and citrus smell. Nice dark amber color with off white head. Very citrusy with an intense bitter finish. Iíve never have been a big fan of extra hoppy flavor, but I íve gotta say I really like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle at Lockview. Pours a hazy orange color with a lacy white head. Aroma of caramel and citrus hops, possibly cascade. Tastes of pine, grapefruit, some malt biscuit and sweetness as it warms. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Stone makes good beers, this is one of many.

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