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RATINGS: 3552   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.


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gatheringfarts (1) - - NOV 16, 2013
sublime, nectar of god. if you are a hophead, this is the holy grail. my brother in law juano brought this to a golf outing one time and i will drink nothing else, except for ruination or the occasional arrogant bastard. makes a terrific beer a hole beer.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4241) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Poured medium amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of light fruit and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, medium bitter, light toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
20.12.2014. Malty, citrus hops in aroma. Taste is balanced, fruits, exotic fruits, pineapple, hoppy bitter finish. Expected more.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (843) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Poured from 12oz bottle into St Bernardus glass. Pours golden with head and lace. Aroma of light grains, sweet malts, caramel. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of straw hops, grains, light malts. Overall rich, flavorful, somewhat bitter with significantly more hops than malts.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pricey290483 (610) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
bottle from bottle dog a very very good beer nice fruity aroma with a massive hop kick in the taste lovely citrusy taste going on nice bitter finish a lovely beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (1427) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Long lasting off white head. Clear golden beer. Firm american hop aroma with a tuch of bergamott. Big hop taste with a solid bitternes that is balanced with all other taste in the beer. The sweetness is low but balance the bitterness. Well fermented to give a dry finnish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emarkd (100) - Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Love this stuff! Great citrus/bitter flavors but nicely balanced. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (392) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2015
Pours a hazy orange with off-white head. Huge fruit bouquet aromas. Peach, citrus, papaya, passion fruit with a hint of caramel malt. Palate is all hop bomb bitterness with just enough malt in support. Oily mouthfeel. Medium body. Great carbonation. Long lingering bitter finish. What is a west coast ipa? Drink this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fooj (21) - Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2015
An amber semi-transparent color with a creamy white (minimal) head. Fruity/hoppy aroma with a taste that doesn't have the fruit but plenty of hoppy bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ntg1213 (7) - - MAR 15, 2015 does not count
Not the freshest iteration of this IPA I’ve had - some sediment was visible in the bottle, and the aroma was muted

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hawanna (2461) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
Gift from Stone Brewing (Ian). Thank you ! Still THE benchmark IPA for me. golden, clear, frothy, white foam, spruce, citrus, herbs, cereal, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,


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