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RATINGS: 3707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Light copper color, fluffy white head that lasts, nice lacing. Aromatics are very malty... almost worty with a floral citrus finish. Flavor is extremely well balanced between the hops and the malt. The bittering hops are up front and assertive but moves into a very hoppy flavor with a huge malt backbone, finishes slightly sweet. The mouthfeel is pleasant, medium and slightly dry. Very drinkable, the alcohol is a bit on the high end for a session beer... but thats okay, I enjoy it thoroughly.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beisen (90) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
This is by far the best IPA I’ve tried. The hop flavor is big and bold. The scent alone keeps me sippin’ it! I’m not a huge IPA fan, but I will buy this beer again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aguyintx66 (90) - Nixa, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold color with a white head. Strong hop aroma. Hop and grapefruit flavors very smooth. Nice bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cucuma (89) - kontich, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2012
Full of fresh citrus in the nose from the hops. Nice white head. One of the best American IPA i tasted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2007
One of the better IPA’s out there. Golden color with minimal head. Lots of hops and pine in the aroma and taste.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - MAY 15, 2013
My favorite all purpose ipa, and I use it as a measuring stick for everything else. Pine, grapefruit, sublte floral notes, plus a creamy mouthfeel that finishes with a crisp bite. Hellz to the yea

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mars276 (89) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Strawberry! This has been my standby draught at Tony’s on Newport in OB since they added the handle. But that aftertaste, that particular flavor has been eluding me until tonight, when I finally figured out what it was. STRAWBERRY! Maybe nobody else will agree, but after the lingering predictable IPA markers like piney, grassy, citrusy hop signatures, there is the one element that remains that truly elevates one IPA above the other, and that is the lasting impression: i.e., the aftertaste. Sometimes it is hop-based, sometimes it is a malt remnant that lingers. In the case of this one, there is a slight bit of malt that conflicts with the hovering hops. The end result, to me, is exactly like the aftertaste of eating fresh strawberries. Truly unique. And blah blah blah...pours and looks and has the same retention of every other IPA out there. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Cloudy tan color with minimal head that left a perfect lace. Aroma is spicy and fruity.The malts really come through in the flavor. Sweet and grainy with hints of caramel and fruit. Followed of course by the hops. Well balanced IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
a lovely IPA this, served from the fridge @ brewdog glasgow. probably a bit over chilled as had a real orange haze about it. nice grassy hop nose and smooth drinking. nice balance. a fine IPA


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