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RATINGS: 3849   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11323) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Tasted at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company Microbrew Fest on November 9. I didn’t think this stacked up to Ruination but it is still a contender. Dry, biting hops keep it interesting but it is still easy to drink. Keep ’em coming Stone!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (11281) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2014 33 cl. bottle. Clear orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit, hops and caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Poured a deep amber/orange with a large frothy white head. Strong floral hoppy smell with hints of citris and malts. Smooth to drink. Bitterness after taste is almost done to perfection (not too much and not too less).

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
12 oz bottle, enjoy by 05.03.10, I wish they had the bottled on date since it is an IPA. Pours into my american pint glass with a nice gold color and a foamy and rocky white head that takes a bit to recede leaving gobs of lacing. It has a decent smell though not overly intense. It is very citrusy and zesty with also some herbal grassiness. There isn’t much malt to the scent of this beer. It is smooth and hoppy with a good amount of biscuity malt backing and a nice bitter finish. Luscious but insanely drinkable. This is the quintessential quaffing IPA. The mouthfeel is nice and medium bodied. This stuff is so easy to put back, it is like drinking water, far higher drinkability than a light beer especially when it is nice and warmed up. Overall a great pick for American IPA if you want a superb quaffing beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-26-2010 02:27:58

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
This is a new IPA, sporting a gargoyle emblem. A transparent bottle that really shows big bubbles in there. A bit dry aftertaste a surprise but otherwise a nice drink. Can be session starter or go with food. Hops and citrus. However bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (11047) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle at Henrik Øl og Vinstove in Bergen, shared with Elisabeth. Unclear golden. A few patches on the surface. Sweet and bitter aroma of citric hops. Well blended flavour of grapefruit, lemon and orange shells. Malty sweetness beneath. Decent dry bitter ending. A real pleaser to the palate (18.06.2009).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (10933) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle 650ml
Pours cloudy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and grape. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Name: India Pale Ale
Date: October 28, 2001
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ziggy’s, Chattanooga
Appearance: slightly hazy copper, whispy white head
Aroma: aroma of fresh hops on sweet malt
Body: big burst of hop flavor with a rich malt body, long bitter finish

Name: India Pale Ale
Date: July 17, 2002
Aroma: aroma is still there
Flavor: the hop character in the flavor is all but gone, still a nice lingering bitter finish
Overall: what a difference a few months make, not a beer to lay down, not even in a fridge

Name: India Pale Ale
Date: September 04, 2003
Mode: bottle
fresh new bottle and the hops are as big as ever in the aroma but still a bit subdued in the flavor

Name: India Pale Ale
Date: October 27, 2006
Mode: bottle
Appearance: opaque orange, nice lace
Aroma: big sweet citrus hop aroma with a slight grassy character
Flavor: lots of hop flavor, good dry malt
Overall: remains an excellent hop delivery vehicle through warming

Name: India Pale Ale
Date: January 19, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: roadtrip
picking up much more caramel sweetness in the flavor, still lots of hops to balance, much more balanced,

Name: India Pale Ale
Date: October 10, 2008
Mode: draft
Source: summits woodstock
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head, thick lace patterns
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with abundant citrus
Flavor: lots of hop flavor, nice citrus, well balanced with a backing crystal and caramel sweetness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: India Pale Ale, Double Dry Hopped
Date: October 06, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Duckworth’s Stone Tour
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head
Aroma: sweet pale malt aroma, lots of citrus and floral hops
Body: body is a bit thin
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of citrus hops, light flaral, long lasting balancing bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10848) - 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 (10563) - 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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