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RATINGS: 3619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2009
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 1. On Tap at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 10/10/2007 Hoppy and fruity aroma. Some carbonation. Amber golden coloured strong in alcohol and hoppy with a grapefruit flavour. Bitter and dry lasting finish. 2. From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 (As Double Dry Hopped IPA) Big hop aroma. Clear golden coloured very hoppy and fruity with a pineapple flavour. A hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 Nice looking orange-golden colour with a thick lasting off-white head. Nice citrus grapefruit, pine, resiny aroma with some spicy character as well. Flavour is surprisingly sweet and fruity with plenty of malt to back up the hops. Some cookie dough character also ends up in here. Nowhere near as bitter as I had been expecting but a fantastic well balanced IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2012
Keg at Brewdog Aberdeen. It pours cloudy amber, with a massive white head. The nose is orange, tangerine, nectarine, honey and grass. The taste is pine, resin, citrus pith, grapefruit, hay, grass, floral and spice, with a bitter-dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Good stuff, but not quite as amazing as other ratings suggest.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8994) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle. Pine and grapefruit peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with nice head. Sweet orange and strong bitter grapefruit peel and pine flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8837) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2005
Bottle. Hazy orange/gold with a large head. Aromas are caramel, pine and spices, quite sweet and surprisingly floral - also, alcohol. Flavours are caramel malts with pepper and spices, followed by bitter hops. Lots of pepper on the finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2010 Bottled at The London/Joet Gathering Chez Chris_O. A copper coloured beer with a soapy white head. The aroma is pleasantly hoppy not too aggressive with orange and pink grapefruit notes. The taste is very nice with more hops and orange flavours. An easy drinking IPA. Score 3.7
Subsequent rating also scored 3.7.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (8740) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2011 First rating.
Sampled from 12 fl oz bottle courtesy of Marsiblursi.
Clear orange color, tan head. Very hoppy scent, sweet sticky with a hint of alcohol. Big mouthfeel with fairly low bitterness (for this type). Hoppy and sweet taste, bitter aftertaste.
8-3-7-4-13=3.5

Rerate.
Bottle at The Rover, Göteborg. On December 20, 2008.
Cloudy orange color, white head. Fruity and hoppy scent. Fruity hoppy taste. Full mouthfeel, high bitterness.
8-3-8-4-16=3.9

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12 fl oz bottle at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg. On October 2, 2009
Hazy golden color, fluffy lasting white head. Hoppy, acidic, floral, citrus, perfumy, bitter scent. Bitter, sweet taste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
7/4/7/4/15=3.7

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Draught at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, for the Stone beer festival. Sampled on September 16, 2011
As "Stone Double Dry Hopped Ruination IPA"
Hazy yellow to orange color, small white head. Sweet, malty, caramel, hoppy, citrus, tropical fruits scent. White pepper, fruity, hoppy taste. White pepper and hoppy bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
8/3/7/3/14=3.5

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Draught at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, for the Stone beer festival. Sampled on September 16, 2011
Hazy yellow color, fluffy white head. Sweet, caramel, hoppy, citrus scent. Sweet, caramel, hoppy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
8/4/8/4/16=4.0

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8617) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Not much wrong about this one. Pours hazy orange with stark white head, aroma has notes of big resinous pine, citrus, and a touch of caramel. Taste is sweet citrus, bitter pine, some biscuit and caramel, and a nicely bitter finish. Solid, tasty IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Light golden color with a full head. Smells like apples, little like peaches, almost like apple cider, very sweet aroma. Wow, so bittersweet, very dry, with very full and enjoyable hop flavors. Not as sweet as it smells, but more balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 Lawnmower clippings blowing over honeyed malts...Floral fruitiness surfing grapefruit rinds into a portentous wooden, resinous bitterness...This is a very good IPA, a super clean and very drinkable example of the West Coast’s finest...


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