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RATINGS: 3606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (10724) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2013 355ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)(7:3:6:4:13=3.3)
Lovely fruity hoppy aroma, refreshing, and uplifting. Orange, small frothy head. Nice full palate, smooth, but pleasant carbonation. Alas a slightly mashy crystalmalt-like taste, a little sticky. Citrussy hops dance around the back of the mouth, and finally the sticky resiny bitterness kicks in, to join the dots. That late finish is just pure resiny bitteness, a touch fruity, and very nice. A touch too acidic with some of the resins - I thought it was only English brewers who used fertilised female hops - as that’s what this reminds me of. Wayhay - we’re out of the trough.
Rerate: 355ml bottle (Porgu, Tallinn) (8-:4:7:4:15=3.8-)
Stunningly refresing aroma, even more uplifting than before, very perfumey on top of the above. Hazy orange, small sticky persistent tight head, lots of lacing. Just as refreshing in the mouth, no sticky crystal malts, so much zesty hops, mixed peel, so fruity - juicy sweetness. Drinkability very high. Alcohol totally covered. Damn, the last one was not a patch on this. This is simply delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10713) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Bottle. Pours golden brass-bronze with a foamy off-white head and lined lacing. Pine grapefruit resin fragrant floral hop bouquet with caramel sweet malt background. Acidic bitter rind grapefruit hop flavor with a malt and yeast body. Medium bodied, dry and fizzy crisp palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10684) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 Bottled: Orange golden coloured. Has a medium lasting head. Aroma has notes of earth and flowers. Flvaour is hops, hops, hops, hops and ..... Boy oh boy. My palate was carpetbombed with hops. Quite pleasant, really, with this massive bitterness in the palate. If this is gonna be the standard of the 6 californian beers i've traded from herbjones, i'm gonna be a lucky man!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Draft. Pours hazy orange with white head. Nose and taste of grassy hops, caramel bread, resin and bitter orange peel. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Clear orange pour with a large frothy head. Oily pine and floral hop aroma. Very fruity hop taste. Nice and bitter. Medium body.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (10377) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 13, 2001
woaahhh !! bronze colour, fine lace, very deep hop aroma and flavor, fantastic bitterness, very long aftertaste - please, give me more of this stuff !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
Clear golden with medium white head. Sweet and hoppy aroma with citric, piney and hoppy notes. Sweet and hoppy flavour that develops likewise with a solid bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (10345) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
Klare dunkel goldgelbe Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, reife Früchte, Citrus, Aprikose. Geschmack kräftig malzig, hopfig fruchitig, leicht trocken, Aprikose und Mango, ok!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Thanks to mar for this one...WOW! Amazing. Rich gold color with a mostly white head. Aromas are full and delicious: citrus, pine and some malt. This beer is so well balanced...not overly malty on the finish but just so delicious and perfect. GREAT BEER!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10077) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2002
Better than I remembered it. Spicey, malty, very, very hoppy. A terrific Left Coast IPA. HopHeads, gotta get you a bottle. Thanks to herbjones for the refresher. This beer rocks. The color of molten Gold. The aroma is very organic, very floral. The flavor is very spicy and floral with hops galore. This hophead delight has a dry, crisp, bitter finish. An excellent IPA. They should require a liscense in order to drink this beer. If you’re not a hophead, you need not apply.


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