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RATINGS: 3732   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
demondeacon09 (57) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into a short wine glass. Aroma is of pine and citrus. You can just smell the hops bursting out of this one. The color is a light orange and the head is medium to light. This beer is one of the best tasting IPA's I've ever had. Grapefruit and citrus with a long lasting and deliciously smooth palate afterwards. Love this ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JonLaRue (57) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Nose of the beer contains rich floral and citrus aromas. In the glass is a vision of delightful opaque copper. Flavor starts with a touch of blonde grain. Then a large, long lasting, multidimensional voyage of hops with the best characteristic of flavor profiles they can impart. The beer is a hop lover’s dream. This is the Cadillac of IPAs.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Piotr (56) - POLAND - MAY 4, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2015 Pint in Head of Steam, Durham Uk. Classic IPA, this is how it really should be, although I would expect more from appearance but still great. Very nice start even better finish. The aroma is astonishing, melon, mango, full body perfectly balanced!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdcourtney (56) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Good beer, although I am not a big hophead. The hop and malt aroma was great. The beer is crisp with lots of bitterness which lasts way after finishing the beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Stand on its own IPA with plenty of hoppy yuminness. Great tight thick head with strong hop aroma. Hardly any noticable malt taste but still not over the top in hoppy flavor. Second only to Great Divide Titan IPA

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heynik1885 (56) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2008
pours a nice golden color, with a small white head, some lacing on glass. Strong hoppy, flowerey smell, taste is the same, bitterness is perfect, well balanced, very refreshing.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ucfknightscott (56) - Casselberry, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Pours a beautiful amber/orange with a medium white head. A huge aroma of citrusy hops hit the nose as you pour. What a beautiful IPA. Tastes of grapefruit, orange, and a perfect malt presence. A very balanced IPA, not too overwhelming, just right. One of my favorite IPA’s. Everyone must try this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SabreSkull (56) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Pillows of foam poured from bomber into tumbler. Spicy, piney, and hoppy aromas follow through with the same type of taste. Plenty of bitter for the IPA fan. A smooth finish and lingering slickness result in a satisfying treat.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2004
Good fecking Christ! What an IPA. What a beer. Definitely on my top 5 IPAs of all time. So much of everything right in this beer that I don't even know where to begin. It's a benchmark by which to judge all other IPAs.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Pours a cloudy golden-amber, almost similar to a wheat beer, with a nice 1/2’’ head. Hops are readily present in the aroma, along with slight hints of fruit. The hoppy flavor may appear overwhelming at first, but is nicely balance out with malt for a smooth, crisp finish. Full boddied, crisp, tasty, and well worth a try.


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